Re: Recording Classical Piano on a budget!
Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:16 pm
And, as I said up-thread, these recordings are destined for his YouTube channel.
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Mike Stranks wrote:John Willett wrote:I still say that the OM1 are the best to go for - even with an upright as they capture the bottom end better.
If money is really tight, then economise on the interface. A mic. stand and stereo bar can be had pretty cheaply - these tend to be a bit on the fragile side for lomg term stage use, but atre fine for recording if you treat them with care.
But I would not compromise on the OM1.
Of course you wouldn't John. You're a man who only uses the very best and is working at the very top of the classical recording market.
Yes; we all seem to recommend the OM1 but the OP doesn't have the budget - and has clearly said so. If he spends £260 on his mics what sensibly can he do with the remaining £40?
Using a decent handheld recorder and buying some decent cans and a mic stand with the balance is probably the best than he can achieve at the moment. If he buys a recorder with XLR mic inputs and semi-decent preamps than he can maybe upgrade to external mics in the future should he wish to do so. But he may be perfectly happy with what he gets from a carefully placed all-in-1 recorder. :)
You forgot the 25% Swedish VAT plus whatever difference in exchange rate your credit card company uses to rip you off. So still almost the same as the £130 each from Pinknoise Systems in the UK.John Willett wrote:Buying direct the OM1 is £96.63 at currect exchange rate.
Mike Stranks wrote:The OP hasn't been heard from since his initial question on Saturday morning....
Hugh Robjohns wrote:I'm quite sure a lot of very high-quality piano recordings have been made over the decades with cardioid mics -- and enjoyed just as much as those made with omnis!