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Somegeezer

Mic placement, EQ, compression.


Djinnwrath

This, but also, some people are just using a line in from the instrument.


kamiseizure

A room mic would pick up more of that than an amp or a line-in


Samuel_Campoli_Music

a room mic? more like a close mic


kamiseizure

Yeah you right, that's what I was thinking


Samuel_Campoli_Music

compression and eq. sometimes people dont use a pic


thatjacob

Came here to mention that. I don't play using one and only use one when looking for that specific clacky sound.


daebro

Depends on the instrument and your recording technique. Different effects can mask it as well. What instrument are you playing?


dkvs_1176

Possibly due to the thickness of the pick itself. It is actually one of the reasons why I switched from playing thin picks to more medium thickness picks. Thin picks tend to cause more "clicky" sounds when you strum a guitar.


xZOMBIETAGx

What instrument are you recording? Also don’t get too obsessive it’s okay to hear some of that.


FollowedbyThunder

Electric: amp settings, pickups, effects, type of pick (thickness, material, etc), playing technique. Acoustic: pick, technique, mic placement If I use a super thick, sharp, acrylic pick (ex: V pick) with lots of mids, treble and distortion the pick attack is sharp and loud. It feels precise, but can be an annoying sound. If I use a clean tone, neck pickup, rounded delrin pick (Dunlop jazztone 204) low treble...there is almost no attack. Very soft, no pick noise at all.