best way to mic a piano, bar none - http://www.earthworksaudio.com/77.html+T and thanks for the recommendation, rokpunk! The technical director at a local performing arts center where I occasionally do stage crew work was looking for a way to mic a 9 foot grand piano. Sent him your link and he's going to buy one--look forward to hearing it in action. Thanks again!
I'm a big fan of Eric Blackmore's Earthworks omni mics as he starts
with the same capsule as I also modify for use with DSM HRTF stereo-surround array recording. With such modifications, Earthworks omni products are very neutral and will faithfully record sound in any particular
The best thing that sells this 'piano mic' is being an easy to use product that takes the guesswork out of piano mic placement for getting a consistent piano sound
, but this is not the sound of the piano as is heard by anyone near this instrument.
As a result, it's another piano effects
to get a good recorded 'piano sound' from this instrument.
Interestingly, there is NO recorded samples posted on the his site available for anyone to hear this mic's recording quality. Anyone wonder why only words are used to sell audio recording products like this with no sample recordings to actually hear?
I think from experience with hearing such mic positioning inside
pianos that the concept
and the pages of piano mic discussion actually sound far better than most recordings made in this manner?
I have a saying: "If you talk
too much about audio without actually listening to recordings made by different types of gear, you'll eventually go deaf!"
That's why I always post
piano recordings for people to hear
the results of an HRTF mic array at: www.sonicstudios.com/mp3_2slp.htm
Maybe a few of you haven't gone completely deaf to where only reading about audio is only option for thinking
something is certain to sound good?