I’m going back home from university next week and I’m planning to sample my parents 1927 Schwechten grand piano which they have used for years to teach with. This is a beautiful piano and there’s a story about how it came into my parents hands for free which I shall share once I’ve sampled it
I plan to use my Mac with a Steinberg UR interface and a matched pair of SE5 small cardioid condensers. My current idea to approach mic placement is to have the mics X/Y and a few feet above the strings of the piano.
I’d like to know, given the mics available, how you guys would approach micing it. I also have a few large diaphragm condensers to hand but no pairs. Is there some way I could make use of these as well?
Thank you Pianobook!