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Old 3rd March 2007
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Originally Posted by PlugHead View Post
A followup to this: you mention using 3 X 451's on Ethan's piano (plus the KU100) - is this tracking to protools? With stock CK-1 capsules?
Where do you position them? Spaced across the soundboard or closer to the hammers?

I often felt criticized when using 451's on piano - many would say they're too bright etc., and sometimes on a Yamaha or Kawai they are presenting the piano as very bright, but often the best way to poke thru a dense mix, or in contrast against heavy handed bandmates...
For The BP, they were close to the hammers, stock CK1. Ethan likes Steinway concert grands. They're not traditionaly bright and yes, to overcome the distorted bass and hard drums that piano needed help.
Left -cntr-right, 3 inches above.