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Best way to mic an upright piano with my available mics?
Old 4 weeks ago
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Best way to mic an upright piano with my available mics?

I need to mic an upright piano and I've had to create a mobile rig to do so. The piano is not in my studio and the room it is in is average sized and untreated. I will be using a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2, so, I will only have 2 channels to work with. I need some thoughts on mic combos and placements with the environment I have available.

These are the mics I have:
Neumann u87
Rode NT1
EV Re20
Royer R-10
Shure Sm57
Shure Sm7b
Sennheiser e 906

Thanks!
Old 4 weeks ago
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Honestly, I would try a number of combinations, as the room you are in will effect the sound some. Just take about 20 minutes and record 15 second spinets of a few different combinations and see what you like the best.

Its what i would do in your situation. If i go into a studio and i do not know the room acoustics, i will try a few different mics and mic positions to see how it sounds
Old 4 weeks ago
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Originally Posted by tonyzmith View Post
I need to mic an upright piano and I've had to create a mobile rig to do so. The piano is not in my studio and the room it is in is average sized and untreated. I will be using a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2, so, I will only have 2 channels to work with. I need some thoughts on mic combos and placements with the environment I have available.

These are the mics I have:
Neumann u87
Rode NT1
EV Re20
Royer R-10
Shure Sm57
Shure Sm7b
Sennheiser e 906

Thanks!
Upright piano in untreated room - yikes - it's going to sound very boxy!

Maybe it'll sound cool with some judicious post processing.
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