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vexing piano issue...how does this happen?
Old 25th September 2011
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vexing piano issue...how does this happen?

stereo pair close on a steinway D....slightly inside and angled down toward the strings.

99% of the time i get the typical L-R, normal singer-songwriter piano spread i expect.

there is one note, fairly high up on the piano, clearly in "right hand" territory, where the level on the "left hand" mic jumps up about 12db.

it's easy enough to fix it in the mix but i would like to understand why it happens.

anyone got any thoughts?

thanks in advance.
Old 25th September 2011
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Originally Posted by jonathan jetter View Post
stereo pair close on a steinway D....slightly inside and angled down toward the strings.

99% of the time i get the typical L-R, normal singer-songwriter piano spread i expect.

there is one note, fairly high up on the piano, clearly in "right hand" territory, where the level on the "left hand" mic jumps up about 12db.

it's easy enough to fix it in the mix but i would like to understand why it happens.

anyone got any thoughts?

thanks in advance.
Easy but probably unhelpfully general answer: resonance/reflection within the sound box, likely combined with sympathetic resonance issues in the strings, and possibly aggravated by resonance within the microphone.
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