The No.1 Website for Pro Audio
Recording Piano
Old 6th July 2017
Here for the gear
🎧 5 years
Recording Piano

Which type of microphone and what mic positions would you use to record an Upright Piano and why?
Old 17th July 2017
Gear Addict
audibell's Avatar
1 Review written
🎧 15 years
You've asked the equivalent of how far can I go in a four-wheeled vehicle and which fuel?
As a start, close mic with a condensor or a dynamic, lid open. Far mic a condensor pair so as to get room ambience as well as piano direct, lid open or off. The wood front can often be removed also. Micing from the back/soundboard side with a pair of close sm57s is popular when accompanying singers as is sticking a barcus berry pickup onto the soundboard and blending with other mics.
Without more info it's not possible to supply more for your demand.
Good luck,

Similar Threads

Thread / Thread Starter Replies / Views Last Post
replies: 1291 views: 314423
Avatar for greghawaii
greghawaii 1 hour ago
replies: 94 views: 16572
Avatar for deedeeyeah
deedeeyeah 8th February 2022

Forum Jump
Forum Jump