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#537495 - 11/25/07 09:19 PM Recording the piano
julian Offline
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Registered: 01/03/05
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Loc: Northern New Mexico
Looking for information on recording equipment to record my playing.

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#537496 - 11/25/07 09:41 PM Re: Recording the piano
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Registered: 11/13/07
Posts: 658
Loc: Central Texas
I use a Zoom H4 for recording the Mason & Hamlin -- and it works really well!

"...a man ... should engage himself with the causes of the harmonious combination of sounds, and with the composition of music." Anatolius of Alexandria

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#537497 - 11/25/07 09:50 PM Re: Recording the piano
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Registered: 11/17/06
Posts: 2890
Loc: Not in Texas

As you might imagine, this topic comes up quite often. Let me suggest that you do a search (see the link at the top of the page) with the terms "record" and "piano". This will yield lots of information on both equipment and technique.

As Ed said, the Zoom H4 is pretty popular and makes pretty decent recordings considering its low cost.

#537498 - 11/25/07 09:58 PM Re: Recording the piano
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Has anyone tried the Roland Edirol R-09 for piano? I've heard it's great ofr voice.

A friend of mine just loaned me his Tascam US-122, which is basically a preamp to plug in 2 mics to the computer via USB. I've been trying different combinations with the two mics I have and recording using Sound Forge. Right now, I get a very clean by dry sound. I know I can add reverb to it to give it the sound of being in a hall, but I'd like to get some actual room ambiance instead, so still fiddling with it.
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