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Old 3rd June 2019
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Originally Posted by shimoyjk View Post

Nohype LRM-2 ribbon pair ; for piano. Gotta think how to minimize bleed from drums.
The side pickup of ribbon mics is almost nothing. It is a full frequency null that offers much more rejection than the back of any cardioid mics, especially LDCs, which tend to have a lot of sloppiness re pattern vs frequency.
So, if you mic straight down into the piano with a pair of ribbons, often you can get much better drum rejection than with cardioids.
This is only true if the piano lid opens away from the drums. You don’t want “lid bounce” down into the back of the ribbons.