Rick, Fenix never look at the camera! Adak, yes I live in a condo. I spent lots of time trying to archieve the noise control without sacrificing the tone. The back of piano is attached with 9 inch thick stonewool insulation between the backplate and window. It reduces the volume apximately by half, I stucked my ear next to the insulation I can hear nothing! So volume is only coming out from front. Tones are arguably better! To stop the impact vibration sound, my floor already has a FIIC 60 rated underlayment, in addition to that, I laid 1/8 inch neoprene sheet, and FLOR rug tile on top of that. It has a very nice and thick vinyl composite backing. Similar installation has a very high IIC rating of 91. My caster cups have not arrived, but the backing of rug tile is surprisingly strong(not really changing shape) so I may not even need it. Now the piano sound like a loud speaker, it's abit louder in the room than from the player.
Galina, Fenix couldn't reach the pedal so he told me he will wait another few years to grow taller. How is your piano hunting goes? Are you still going for the August Forster?
Shaolin95 and halfstep, maybe the upper mid tone has a female singing voice. But my wife haven't approved the gender yet. Needs a family discussion! the piano is suppose bought for my up coming daughter in June.
Haha, we might be waiting a little while to find out if the Pleyel is a girl or boy congrats!
Thanks! I use tascam dr-05 portable recorder (less than 100$) my professional studio frds recommended for me. I found it very convinent and the quality is more than acceptable. i also own two studio microphones but they were both designed for vocal and were at my parent's house.
Great. I was going to but the Zoom H1 for the same thing..easier to get my practice recorded and running to my PC room to start Sonar and using my Blue mic I am too lazy! Now decided to get the H2N because of the extra options recording for more ambiance but indeed the quality is really good. Amazing what such small recorders can do these days. As a musician you might enjoy this test someone did with the H2N, specially with headphones http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7lJ-0_dKD4
Thats some amazing spatial effect for H2N. I have read that for piano recording AB works better than XY. But I need to play around more, right now the recording sound a lot thinner than the the piano does and the ambient sound is not there.