Kinda following on from another thread about plugging in my electro acoustic into a mixer, most of us (me included) will prefer a mic'd guitar sound as I find the DI sound a bit too boxy and un natural.
It's a Takamine EG321c with a T4 something pre amp inside, its not bad but due to the reasons above I'd like to sound a bit more like a mic'd guitar for use for recording, live streams and my Zoom guitar lessons even.
Should I get a pre-amp pedal or actually mic it up with something like an SM57? I've seen pedals like the Behringer ADi21 and Boss AD-2 which both do a good job of bringing back that unplugged acoustic tone. Using a mic would mean more stands and positioning plus its going in to a mixer where I only have 1 free xlr port so if I was using it with a vocal mic for example I've only got line ins and I read xlr (female) to 1/4" isn't the best for sound quality.
Also I'm experiencing humming issues when I plug it into my mixer so can only put this down to the guitar and maybe battery a powered pre-amp? Would using a pre-amp pedal stop this at all as it will act as a buffer between my instrument and mixer if its got a line out?