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Recording Secrets For The Small Studio
The 'Recording Secrets' Library Of Microphone Positions:
|A||WAV/MP3||WAV/MP3||WAV/MP3||Cardioid||XY stereo pair (mutual angle 120 degrees) angled downward, a little to the bass-register side of the centre of the instrument|
|B||WAV/MP3||WAV/MP3||WAV/MP3||Omni||Spaced stereo pair (spacing 50cm) angled downward and roughly centred on the instrument|
|C||WAV/MP3||WAV/MP3||WAV/MP3||Omni||Spaced stereo pair (spacing 100cm) angled downward and roughly centred on the instrument|
This microphone setup used three spaced stereo pairs of Rode NT55 microphones, all with their omnidirectional capsules fitted. The piano was recorded by all mics simultaneously.
(For a higher-resolution image, click here.)
|A||WAV/MP3||WAV/MP3||WAV/MP3||Omni||Spaced stereo pair (spacing 80cm) with the mics placed either side of the pianist's head, angled horizontally towards the over-keyboard strings|
|B||WAV/MP3||WAV/MP3||WAV/MP3||Omni||Spaced stereo pair (spacing 80cm) with the mics placed either side of the piano stool, angled horizontally towards the under-keyboard strings|
|C||WAV/MP3||WAV/MP3||WAV/MP3||Omni||Spaced stereo pair (spacing 80cm) with the mics placed at the back of the piano, angled horizontally towards the soundboard|
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