Thanks for the tip about not letting the mic cables touch the instrument. (It was a quick test and I also wondered about the mic cables). I think I will record from just outside the piano in future to lessen the risk.John Willett wrote:Ariosto wrote:Here is a photo of how I record piano - three tracks (stereo and mono - the AKGC414 set to cardioid - and stereo with DPA 2006C omni mics).
Interesting, though, personally, I would not let the cables touch the piano as vibrations can carry up the cables into the mics.
I always use the short Rycote XLR flexible cables to help decouple the mic. from the main (and often inflexible) cable.
Mic positioning depends on the room, especially in the home and you choose what works best for you with the repatoir you play. :thumbup:
I don't know what happened to my link to the photo, I think it worked for a while and you obviously saw the photo. I thought we had to use outside sources for hosting on here. It has worked OK on Gearslutz. (Perhaps I shouldn't mention that ...)
I see from your added photo I should maybe have used the "IMG" tag.