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#1670176 - 05/02/11 05:54 PM Roland FP-7F piano
suniil Offline
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Registered: 03/26/09
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Loc: Parent of a Musician, London
I've no relationship with music other than a listener but according to my 9 year old daughter, it has very realistic key action which is very close to the 2 grand pianos she use twice in a week (at teachers place).

Also mic input is really useful to fill in small halls, where there is no PA available.

We recorded couple of tracks recently with Garageband (FP7F via USB and Blue yeti mic as line input) but key-bed noise is so annoying. We have lowered the gain on mic to minimum but still it picks up the noise. It is even audible via speakers but too annoying if you listen through headphones!

Youtube link below to a track recorded today.


Anyone else noticed the same issue? If you have any tips to reduce the noise, it would be really appreciated.

Otherwise FP-7F is an amazing piano for the money!

Thank you

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#1670400 - 05/03/11 03:14 AM Re: Roland FP-7F piano [Re: suniil]
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Well the key thumping is only audible some of the time, but when it is and you are listening for it it is annoying.
If acoustic pianos volume could be turned down, the key thumping there would be more audible too.

Why don't you have her sing in a close mic position like Diana Krall. That would pick up less of the keyboard noise?


#1670436 - 05/03/11 05:47 AM Re: Roland FP-7F piano [Re: suniil]
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Yeah what he said ^
"I'm still an idiot and I'm still in love" - Blue Sofa - The Plugz 1981 (Tito Larriva)
Disclosure : I am professionally associated with Arturia but my sentiments are my own only.

#1670611 - 05/03/11 12:15 PM Re: Roland FP-7F piano [Re: suniil]
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If it was possible to play on an acoustic that produces no sound (from vibrating strings that is), I think that you'll find its key action thumping even louder than on any DP. Most people play DPs at totally unrealistic low volumes which means that the key action noise becomes audible.

I leave the volume control on my DP at a decibel level for my headphones equivalent to that of a small acoustic grand, which means that I hear no thumping at all. I get a shock when I forget to put my headphones on and start playing.....
"I don't play accurately - anyone can play accurately - but I play with wonderful expression. As far as the piano is concerned, sentiment is my forte. I keep science for Life."

#1674143 - 05/09/11 05:22 AM Re: Roland FP-7F piano [Re: suniil]
suniil Offline
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Thanks for the suggestion, but many competitions prefer to see performers face and piano playing. Hence we decided to keep the mic a bit higher in hanging position.

I'll try out the suggestion of placing the mic closer.

#1674243 - 05/09/11 09:08 AM Re: Roland FP-7F piano [Re: suniil]
ando Offline
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Originally Posted By: suniil
Thanks for the suggestion, but many competitions prefer to see performers face and piano playing. Hence we decided to keep the mic a bit higher in hanging position.

I'll try out the suggestion of placing the mic closer.

Vocals are always recorded with closer miking than that. In a live band situation with high stage noise, the mic is right in front of your mouth with low sensitivity. In a recording studio it wil be between 20 and 40 cm away, with high sensitivity, with a pop shield in between. The situation for your video is somewhere in between those extremes so the mic should be around 15-20 cm away from your daughters mouth. At the distance, with a directional mic, it shouldn't pick up much noise from your keyboard. I wouldn't worry about the mic being prominent in the shot, it's performing, people expect to see microphones and it's important to get used to dealing with a microphone.


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