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Old 17th June 2006 | Show parent
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AB3
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I built a 7 and 1/2 foot dual manual harpsichord from a Hubbard Kit in 1997-1978. Wish I still had it.

Anyway, for traditional sound you would be where the listener or player is.

BUT, for beauty, I love the sound from inside the case with a mic pointed at the low and high ends. Aimed at the 8' bridge in each direction. I suppose XY would work for this.

Because that is such an interesting sound, you may want to have those mics as well as the spaced omnis that were mentioned. Then if you record the four tracks, you can always figure out what to do later.

The harpsichord creates a greater stereo effect than the piano IMHO and I think it sounds great that way. But I am not a traditionalist. But neither was Bach.