Miking the Notorious Acoustic Piano

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Re: Miking the Notorious Acoustic Piano

Post by Strophoid » Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:41 pm

Mmh, the differences are subtle. Last one is too airy in my opinion, the other 3 are not bad. Preference goes to dynamic ambient and condenser at the back.
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Re: Miking the Notorious Acoustic Piano

Post by Bane » Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:09 pm

I'm thinking that the ones with the condenser in the back have the stronger bass. My untrained ear can't really tell the differences between them. However, I do think that I really like the ones with the condenser in the back. Ambient or close-up? I can't tell.
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Re: Miking the Notorious Acoustic Piano

Post by Bane » Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:17 am

Anyone else? :)
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Re: Miking the Notorious Acoustic Piano

Post by Laurence Payne » Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:51 pm

May we hear the same four tracks with the two mics panned hard L & R? (Not because that is how I'd propose mixing them in the final version :-)

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Re: Miking the Notorious Acoustic Piano

Post by Bane » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:12 pm

Absolutely, I'll get on that.
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Re: Miking the Notorious Acoustic Piano

Post by Bane » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:47 pm

Alright, here it is; just as you requested. :D

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The mic behind me was panned left and the one in the back is always panned right. Is this what you had in mind?
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Re: Miking the Notorious Acoustic Piano

Post by Laurence Payne » Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:01 pm

On this piano, in this room, I'm coming out for the dynamic down the back all the time. It just rounds off a rather clangy piano rather nicely.

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Re: Miking the Notorious Acoustic Piano

Post by Bane » Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:58 pm

Okay. Which of the two dynamics in back do you prefer? Or do they sound the same? I'm gonna try to limit this to two, cause I'd like to find a positon before March starts.

No one commented on my EQ/reverb settings. Does the reverb sound okay, or does it need some adjusting?
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Re: Miking the Notorious Acoustic Piano

Post by Bane » Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:17 pm

I think I have decided to go with the condenser down the back, and the dynamic in the ambient position. Many thanks to Laurence, Woodcrest, Strophoid, Split, and the others. Now all I need is a piano tune...... :P
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Re: Miking the Notorious Acoustic Piano

Post by Strophoid » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:15 am

And a metronome :mrgreen:
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Re: Miking the Notorious Acoustic Piano

Post by Laurence Payne » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:24 pm

Strophoid wrote:And a metronome :mrgreen:
Yes, it's about time this thread moved from fussing over microphones into "Here's some great music I played!"

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Re: Miking the Notorious Acoustic Piano

Post by Bane » Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:55 am

Yeah, I finally got a tuner coming tomorrow. Would you believe he's doing it for $50 ?! The next day, the recording starts. Thanks Strophoid. I have a metronome in Cubase and know how to use it. ;)
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Re: Miking the Notorious Acoustic Piano

Post by Strophoid » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:08 am

Good, can't wait 8-)
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