The piano is the most difficult instrument to record. The dynamics of a 9 foot concert grand are hard to comprehend. Every aspect of recording a grand piano is important. The type and number of microphones; placement and distance from the strings; lid position; equalization; compression characteristics; interface trim; effects and room acoustics.
Composition Studios utilizes a 5 microphone placement approach. This encompasses 2 condenser shotgun mics on the strings, one 15 foot high overhead large diaphragm, one rear case large diaphragm and a vibration contact microphone on the soundboard. Placement is critical to avoid any phasing issues, which is where most engineers encounter problems.
Composition Studios can record any instrument
Full Tracking or Overdub
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