How to mike up your cajon

Heidi Joubert gives a bit of insight on how to mike up your cajon for live shows or in the studio. This is the first video to feature Heidi Joubert’s very own Brand called Cruz Cajon, available exclusively from CAJONBOX.COM

Many times when miking up the cajon, I have found the back mike to give a bit of a box like sound, and there’s a very simply solution for this…. simply put a small towel or shirt or foam inside the cajon (on the bottom on the cajon, careful not to touch the front plate unless thats what you want) and this will stop the hollow box like sound that comes from the back of almost any cajon.
Also it is very very common that a snare or string cajon will have some buzzing which can be heard more clearly once you are set up to record. Yet another simple solution is to have some tape close at hand, find out where the area is of the string/s or snare/s that buzzes, and tape that part down against the front plate. Sometimes tuning your cajon will not make the buzz go away, so you would need to learn how to find the buzzing spot and how to tape it down. Simply use your ears to find the spot that needs taping down and whala! There you have it! You are now ready to record!

2 Replies to “How to mike up your cajon”

  1. Tim Cooper

    Excellent info (as usual). Will try this out today as a matter of fact. I have three decent mics for live performances: an very sensitive Shure condenser mic that I typically use for overhead, and two Shure SM-57’s instrument mics. If I am ONLY going to mic the sound hole in the back, which type of mic would you recommend? It’s interesting that you mentioned taking out the mids … something I was thinking about. Thanks again Heidi.

  2. Rosa

    Hello, I recently pikced up a cajon I love the damn thing! I play a regular set. Your band rips! you rip!! thank you for taking time to make these videos i am for sure a student they help out soo much keep riping hope to see your live show one day.Aloha


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