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In The Studio: Miking Techniques For Upright Piano
« on: April 16, 2019, 08:13:00 am »

In The Studio: Miking Techniques For Upright Piano
Although there are numerous ways to mike an upright piano, none of them are particularly ideal.
By Bobby Owsinski • April 16, 2019

With the piano samples available in the typical electronic keyboard these days, there’s little need to try to mike the nearest available piano for most projects, especially in a home studio. That said, there’s nothing like the live feel of a recorded instrument.

Most small studios aren’t blessed with a grand piano, but an upright is more likely to be available. The trouble is, it can be a lot more difficult to get a great sound from an upright piano.

Here are a few miking techniques culled from the 4th edition my Recording Engineer’s Handbook that are a good place to start...

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