Home recording of acoustic guitar through a microphone and piezo DI - how to do it yourself in 5 short steps,
Even if your home studio is not yet prepared with acoustic adaptation you can always look for "ways out" to record acoustic guitars in acceptable quality.
Here is a try with Audio Technica ATM450 cardioid condenser microphone (199 Eur, new) via TC Electronic Desktop Konnekt Firewire interface (80 Eur, used)
Here's how to do it in 5 short steps:
Don't forget that this is not a studio situation. It's always a compromise and you can't reach studio quality without spending lots of money on room adaptation and purchasing studio-level gear. What you can obtain is acceptable sound quality. That should be enough for demos or promo recordings and it should cost really small money. Do not invest in expensive gear - rather make sure your hardware and software is simple to operate, user-friendly and has all features important for the situation. And the situation is: we are recording musiacian and recording engineer at the same time.
Here we go - press rec and play :)
The guitar is a Guild F65CE medium deep body with cutaway - so not the biggest sounding guitar. I mixed the piezo DI signal appr. 35% and microphone appr. 65 %.
Below you can as well have a listen to 100% dry tracks, without any effects: