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Using the amazing Bechstein grand piano at StudiOwz (a lovely converted chapel in Wales) engineer Owain Fleetwood Jenkins shows his approach - getting a beautiful piano sound using a Hum Audio Devices RS-2 (stereo ribbon) microphone and a pair of AKG 414 mics.
There are many well tested ways to record and capture great piano sounds but there may be another approach that might suit a particular track but having time to experiment is always an issue.
GloWorm Studios has a great upright piano that we discovered on a studio tour feature (look up our GloWorm video) so we were keen to ask engineer Iain Hutchison to show us his various methods for getting a great piano sound - we've got a...
March 2017 - We were at Rimshot Studios recording some production videos in our series for the site with musician Nigel Powell, pop producer superstar Gary Stevenson and ace engineer / producer George Shilling . We were joined by several leading recording engineers.
Clint Murphy was at Rimshot Studios recording some production videos with Mike Exeter and decided that as we had a lovely Bechstein Grand Piano in a lovely room with someone that could play (Michael Bunce) we recorded this short feature.
Clint Murphy's unique series continues here on RecordProduction.com with a journey to Belgium's ICP Studios - Clint compares three piano mic alternatives selecting some very classy mics from ICP's excellent mic collection.