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Old 30th August 2007
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SE Reflexion (or something else) for Royers on piano?

Hi,
I have a pair of Royer 121's that I use on certain songs on my piano. More often than not I use them head to head, X/Y over the soundboard. It works out well for me, but I am wondering if something like a Reflexion stuck over the 2 mics would result in a dryer more focused sound.
So....anyone try this in a similar application?
Anyone have a good DIY solution for this?
Thanks all,
Phil
Old 30th August 2007
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Well yeah obviously the ribbons are Fig8 so they're going to pick up a lot of room. It can be really nice but if you want it dried up there's not much better than a reflection filter to do it for you. You could of course make up something yourself using some foam. You'll just have to be a bit creative about how you get it in place.

J
Old 30th August 2007
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I am wondering if something like a Reflexion stuck over the 2 mics would result in a dryer more focused sound.
You'd do a lot better using conventional absorber panels on the ceiling over the piano.

--Ethan
Old 30th August 2007
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Thanks for the responses.
The thing is.....Most of the reflections seem like they'd be coming from the piano lid itself, not the ceiling.
Treating the ceiling is not really an option for me anyway. The piano doesn't live in my downstairs studio but upstairs in a living room....
I suppose treating the underside of the piano lid with foam would be a possible option. But the Reflexion, if it worked well, would be easily removed, and also usable for other applications.
Old 30th August 2007
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in that case, I'd take the lid off and use a Reflexion Filter, or even the smaller version (which work very well too)
Old 2nd September 2007
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Quote:
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Most of the reflections seem like they'd be coming from the piano lid itself, not the ceiling.
Yes, if the lid is not all the way open or removed.

If you open the lid all the way or remove it completely, that will help a lot.

--Ethan
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