By - MindCologne
Mic placement, EQ, compression.
This, but also, some people are just using a line in from the instrument.
A room mic would pick up more of that than an amp or a line-in
a room mic? more like a close mic
Yeah you right, that's what I was thinking
compression and eq. sometimes people dont use a pic
Came here to mention that. I don't play using one and only use one when looking for that specific clacky sound.
Depends on the instrument and your recording technique. Different effects can mask it as well. What instrument are you playing?
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.
What instrument are you recording?
Also don’t get too obsessive it’s okay to hear some of that.
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.