SRT Delivers Amazingly Authentic Acoustic Tone
When professional guitarists want to record real acoustic guitar tone, they'll record the guitar with a microphone. That holds true for guitarists who prefer using electric-acoustics on stage as well. Electric-acoustics are very effective in live situations due to their ability to adjust sound and balance volume with the other instruments in the band. But the sound that electric-acoustics deliver is merely the amplified sound from a pickup attached to the bridge or the top, and lacks true acoustic resonance and ambiance. True acoustic guitar tone that you hear on
recordings only exists in the recording studio where experienced sound engineers have the means to capture that sound.
Yamaha's new SRT system lets you create that same studio recorded sound. The system lets you choose from three different high-end mic types as well as mic positioning. It also lets you obtain more detailed sound by blending the sound with that from the piezo pickup and adjusting resonance. The SRT series brings studio quality acoustic guitar sound to the stage that will amaze your audiences.
Advanced Features for Playing Live and Recording
Three High-End Mic Types
Select from models of three microphones most-favored by recording engineers around the world. (Mic models are created using data collected from these microphones.)
- Type 1:
- Vintage condenser large Diaphragm microphone known for its wide frequency range and dynamic response. Good for all musical playing styles, follows phrasing well. Recommended for comping and rock playing.
- Type 2:
- Vintage condenser small Diaphragm microphone known for its smooth, accurate and delicate high-end. Recommended for arpeggios, ballads, finger picking, etc.
- Type 3:
- Modern ribbon microphone known for its soft response with a gentle high-end and thick and warm tone. Smooths hard picking into a rounder tone. Recommended for Jazz and Blues playing.
Professional Mic Positions
Choose miking positions close or far.
- FOCUS: On mic setting (mic positioned 20-30cm from the guitar). Captures string and body resonance clearly to deliver a fat, expansive sound and excellent projection.
- WIDE: On Mic combined with Off Mic setting (mic positioned a few meters away from the guitar). Close to the ambient sound that the ear hears when listening to a guitar. Recommended for solo and ensemble playing.
Adjustable Body Resonance
The RESONANCE knob allows you to add body resonance to the sound, emphasising the natural tone of the guitar.* The RESONANCE control is only effective on the mic sound.
- Keep Feedback Under Control
- These instruments incorporate Yamaha's original A.F.R. (Auto Feedback Reduction), which automatically detects the frequency causing the feedback and applies a notch filter to suppress the problem frequency. When feedback occurs, simply switch the A.F.R. button ON. Up to five filters can be applied.
Blending Piezo and Mic Sound Sources
Blend piezo pickup and microphone sources to create a wide palette of tonal variations. Blending the sound from the piezo pickup with the sound from the built-in mic adds sharpness.