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#2031621 - 02/12/13 03:12 AM Some songs recorded with my DP.
mabraman Offline
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Registered: 12/24/12
Posts: 500
Loc: Valencia, Spain

Some feedback would be great!
I'm trying different things in order to find a sound I like. This time I layered two main piano voices, Concert and Mellow, giving more weight to the second (8 out of 10). It doesn't sound as clear and glassy as most Kawais do, but that's actually what I intend to do.
There are some (many) tempo and dynamic misses. As soon as I press the record button I start to play (even smile )worse.

Lessons started on last September.
Learning piano from scratch since September, 2012.
Kawai ES7.Kawai K-200

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#2031871 - 02/12/13 02:03 PM Re: Some songs recorded with my DP. [Re: mabraman]
UK Paul UK Offline
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Registered: 09/22/11
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We all suffer from performance issues when recording or with an audience mate.
I like to drop the tempo and really relax... blending a legato like this can really help:-) good work fella!

#2031883 - 02/12/13 02:22 PM Re: Some songs recorded with my DP. [Re: mabraman]
scorpio Offline
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Registered: 11/30/12
Posts: 726
Loc: Connecticut, USA
Very nice. Keep sharing!
Kawai MP11 :: JBL LSR305 :: Focusrite 2i4 :: Pianoteq Standard

“The important thing is to feel your music, really feel it and believe it.” –Ray Charles

#2031904 - 02/12/13 02:56 PM Re: Some songs recorded with my DP. [Re: mabraman]
4evrBeginR Offline
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Registered: 06/27/09
Posts: 1607
Loc: California
Good work! I listened to all 4 pieces. What model of DP did you use for the recording? Keep it up.
Art is never finished, only abandoned. - da Vinci

#2032252 - 02/13/13 03:21 AM Re: Some songs recorded with my DP. [Re: mabraman]
mabraman Offline
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Registered: 12/24/12
Posts: 500
Loc: Valencia, Spain
Thanks to everyone who answered.
The DP is a Kawai ES7, but not in the default main sound.
Recorded through usb directly,in wave format and then some (huge) amplification using audacity.

By the way, I haven't had the chance of listening to this recordings on a proper system, just through my shabby PC.
How does it sound to your ears?
Learning piano from scratch since September, 2012.
Kawai ES7.Kawai K-200

#2032275 - 02/13/13 04:58 AM Re: Some songs recorded with my DP. [Re: mabraman]
Marco M Offline
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Registered: 08/28/12
Posts: 456
Loc: Europe
Very well done! I like your playing. Half a year lessons only? Starting from scratch? You will be very talented, and also are fortunate to have found a very good teacher then. I especially liked your well balanced dynamic control throughout your complete playing.
About the sound: although you best practice with a clear sound, for playing in a recital or for recording, adding some reverb to it will boost the experience significantly. This does not mean that you should boost the reverb. No. Some hidden reverb should be noticable but still stay a sound supporting, but not a sound shaping effect. The moderate(!) use use of it makes it a big effect, not the drowning use of it. As listening to a record feels quite different than listening while playing at the same moment, I suggest you to get some software like 'audacity' and search for some reverb plugin. Then just listen to your records with having different reverb settings applied. If you are happy with the result, save your favorite setting, go back to the piano, practice and play and record the dry, clear sound, so that you can best hear / control what you are doing, and only for publishing you tune it again with your preffered reverb.

#2032298 - 02/13/13 07:02 AM Re: Some songs recorded with my DP. [Re: mabraman]
mabraman Offline
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Registered: 12/24/12
Posts: 500
Loc: Valencia, Spain
Hey, great advice Marco. I already have Audacity and use it mainly for amplification purpose. But I'll try to test different reverb effects using some plugin.
I used to play totally dry when my DP was brand new, because I found it to be too bright, specially through headphones, it was annoying. Some midcut has partially solve this problem and now a little reverb is pleasant to my ears (just a little room, no larger ambience).
In regards to talent...you are very kind, but I'm afraid it's a matter of practice. I spend as much time as I'm able to, just practicing. And yes, I started from scratch at 45. That means 45 years listening to all kinds of music and memorizing tunes, and it helps a lot!

Egun on. wink
Learning piano from scratch since September, 2012.
Kawai ES7.Kawai K-200


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