I'm trying to record a tune for a fiml sountrack, but I'm having some problem with the acoustic guitar. I run everything through a Line 6 Toneport UX-2 (haters, don't bother, I've already heard it all) into Adobe Audition. Now, I usually only record electrics, so using mics has never ben an issue, but I need an acoustic guitar on this track, and all I've got to record with is a borrowd Shure SM 58.
The problem is, the acceptable span for guitar-to-mic space seems to be very, very narrow - the bridge between notes being barely audible and distorting is so short, I have to be very close to the mic to pick up single picked notes, whereas strumming seems to always be on edge. If I set the distance for smoother strumming, it works fine, but then just a slightly harder stroke will send the signal spiking. If I try to add some distance or roll off some gain from the signal, the softer strumming is barely audible.