Offset spaced tail pair on grand piano?
Today I tried something a little bit different rig at the tail end for a solo piano recording. I set the pair up at different altitudes to match the angle of the lid going up, so that the treble side mic was about a foot higher than the bass side. I thought the result was nice, and didn't seem to have any timing or phase problems.
My reason for trying this was to see if cutting out lid reflections from the mic pickup made a difference in how the sound was captured. It is difficult to judge subjectively how much better/worse the capture was, as I blended this with a front pair for my final sound. The front pair led the tail pair by about 5db in the final 2tk mix.
I'll try and throw some samples up tomorrow.
Has anyone else ever done this on the tail pair before? What say ye?
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Originally Posted by Plush
Eventually you should deploy the most expensive and best Mic you can get. It should be hideously expensive.