I apologize if this has been asked before, but what is the best microphone positioning for the cajon? Inside the cajon? Pointing at the hole? On the front? Thanks!
Asked by zigswagoon
Hello Juan! No problem man.
There are a couple of different ways you can do it. It all depends on personal preference and the equipment you have available to you.
2. An SM57 or similar microphone placed 6 inches from the sound hole with the diaphragm of the microphone pointed slightly away from the hole.
3. If you have the capability you can combined both techniques and have the sound engineer blend both mics to achieve a balanced sound.
In the studio I would also mic the front of the cajon just to give you that option too.
I hope this helps you. Let me know if you have any other questions.
All the best,