Started putting together a very minimalist recording rig for solo acoustic projects back in January. One channel, single SM57 microphone run through a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 audio interface, all managed in Audacity. It has been a lot of fun so far and very easy to use. Thing is I don't know a whole lot about guitar production and proper miking. I'm basically laying my SM57 slightly elevated on a table or stool and positioning it 3 or 4 inches from my guitar aimed between the neck and sound hole. Obvious advice #1: Get a mic stand. I will. This track is probably the best example of my multi-tracking attempts thus far: https://soundcloud.com/epoch6/january-15 In that track there are 2 - 3 acoustic tracks. At this point I'm barely mixing anything at all. Raw guitar tracks with slight EQ corrections, the only blending I'm doing is panning two tracks 30 or 40% left or right. No compression, very slight digital reverb added here and there. I always have to drop the bass frequencies at least 6 dB, I'm assuming that's due to mic positioning, too close to the sound hole? I've read that positioning the mic higher up the strings away from the sound hole is basic treble control. Try and focus on the mix and if you can shoot me some feedback on how to achieve a more balanced and blended mix, what are some things that work well for you? How important is compression and if you do typically compress what are your preferred settings?