… but not by da pimp!
In light of the discussion about recorded piano sound, kinda curious to know what you mofos make of it here.
This is a studio rec, so it’s got splices
Piano is a Hamburg D. I didn’t get on all that well with it (really light action - almost felt worn) but once you’ve paid for a hall and stuff you gotta make the best of it, and I do really like this ultrarare piece. The sound is a mix of hall mics plus close mics which are near the rear of the piano, maybe a metre away… I’ve got a photo somewhere but can’t find it right now.
I think it sounds good - but too close. Assuming a good hall (which this seems to be) I would have relied just on a single stereo pair placed probably about in between these two pairs, or used less of the close pair. I for my part also love the singing treble you get from left lid, but that is admittedly a bit of an “effect”. Mid- or right lid does give a more neutral/balanced/homogenous sound.
Please do post the picture if you find it! I love these things.
Yeah, good job there in front of the keys too. How did you find the piece?
To me, it sounds too closely mic’d n not ambient enuff
Incessant IMSLP browsing and hours of sightreading to see if pieces are promising
It helps if you know of source material you like, that narrows it down.
Found a photo - let’s see if the forum will accept .png screenshots…
Penizt is moi
I think it’s probably too close also.
Thanks! I suppose you don’t remember or have any info on mics as well?
Somewhere I have a note of it… brb…
Yeah, I would almost have spotted you even if you didn’t say anything. Everything sounds “big” when you play, and also very natural and unaffected.
Tru, I recognized diz ztyle
Close mics were my own pair of Rode NT5s. The hall mics were possibly two Neumann U87s, but I’m not sure about that. I know the engineer had them available plus an AKG C414 and another pair which I can’t remember - possibly not ideal for piano as he’s actually more an engineer / producer for rock bands but I know him well and I get good rates.
Fuckin rezpek to da engineer for making mah playin sound bettah than it is
I remember I used to listen to your Moses arps vid a lot back in the day.
Aha that was a long time ago!!
My teacher put in a lot of work improving my sheeyatty but fast n amateurish playing. Many hours in da prax room gulag. Painful!
Da prax room.
No air. Hot alluring asians walking by…
Your phone needs to be checked but u gotta finish one hour first…
My prax room routine is appalling. Prax - improvise - prax, fuck this, impro again!