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Piano recording and mixing techniques

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    Master recording the Piano proven Techniques & Tips with 3 Pianos
    Master recording the Piano Proven Techniques & Tips with 3 Pianos

    Watch how leading engineers and composers setup and record piano for film and general music recording.

    Upright Piano Recording matt Taylor shows his techniques
    Upright Piano Recording Matt Taylor shows his techniques

    Watch and hear how easy it can be to record a great piano sound for your track using affordable microphones.

    Grand Piano Recording using Stereo Ribbon mic with AKG 414
    Grand Piano Recording Using Stereo Ribbon mic with AKG 414

    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.

    Piano Recording a different approach
    Piano Recording A different approach

    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.

    Upright Piano Recording recording techniques comparing several microphone set-ups
    Upright Piano Recording Recording techniques comparing several microphone set-ups

    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...

    Piano recording workshop at Rimshot Studios
    Piano recording workshop at Rimshot Studios

    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.

    Piano recording techniques with Clint Murphy
    Piano recording techniques with Clint Murphy

    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.

    Piano mic shoot out comparing microphones with Clint Murphy
    Piano mic shoot out Comparing microphones with Clint Murphy

    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.