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Getting a stereo piano sound (highs and lows split) out of a keyboard
Old 8th June 2007
Gear Maniac

Getting a stereo piano sound (highs and lows split) out of a keyboard

A common mic technique for piano seems to be a stereo configuration with the lows panned left and highs panned could i get this effect with a keyboard?

would it be as simple as lp and hp filtering 2 tracks and panning them?

is there a better way to do this?
Old 8th June 2007
Jai guru deva om
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Most keyboards pan left to right, if it has stereo outputs listen to it: it may already be panned.

Old 8th June 2007
Gear Maniac

it doesn't...its like a $100 sears casio keyboard
Old 8th June 2007
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Play it through a speaker, and then mic it with a stereo mic. The room ambiance will cover over the shortcomings of the samples, and give you a stereo spread. It also adds realism and depth.

You can also try chorus or rotary speaker effects. The Beatles used to reamp pianos, and blast them through Leslie speakers or tape vibrato etc

Sometimes mono piano is just better anyway. A mix becomes boring and just 'wide mono' sound if everything is stereo. Maybe try panning it in the mix and balancing it with a similar instrumental part on the other side. Or a delay or mono reverb of the piano panned opposite.
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