Originally Posted by John Brook
Great job, Douglas; here are my questions:
Mike model and location for recording _____
Signal chain ______
Piano model _______
Steinway D -> Coles 4040 Blumlein pair -> Millennia HV-3C -> Lavry M.AD-824 -> DAW ( Lynx AES16 & Samplitude 9)
Recorded at the Recital Room in Glasgow's newly refurbished City Halls.
You can get an idea of the space and mic placement here: Natural Studio Records: Two days of spontaneous composition
I experimented a great deal with mic placement and also tried out various Schoeps pairs (MK4, MK2 and MK21), but the Coles 4040 in Blumlein won out in the end. We both agreed that, although a wide MK2 pair was very good (and very similar in sound to the 4040s), the Coles had that extra je ne sais quoi.