Recording a Brodmann hammer piano from 1812
Happy new year to all of you
This year starts with a little challenge for me. I was asked to record a public concert of students playing Beethoven sonate c-minor and variations on a Brodmann hammer piano in the exhibition room of a museum for archival purposes. A big shoe-boxy room, filled with historical instruments. No good acoustics, I'm afraid.
Available mics:Schoeps Pair MK2S or MK21, Neumann Pair KM140, Neumann SM69fet
To avoid too much noise from the audience, I think of placing the mics (MK2 Pair or KM140 Pair) quite close in the piano curve. On the other hand the instrument might produce quite a bit of mechanical noise due to age and construction, which would lead me to a position a bit further away.
Any ideas or experience around here, to help me finding a good starting point?
Thanks in advance