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Trident piano sound
Old 31st January 2009
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🎧 10 years
Trident piano sound

Hello, just a simple question... how do i get that sweet trident piano sound. I'm talking about 70's: Bowie, Queen, Elton John and many others. Yes...i know it's all about players, recording rooms, tape and great analog consoles, probably i'm losing time with my daw.
wonderful music!! i think it's related with compression and hf response when it was mixed thinking in vinyl properties. thanks and goodbye
Old 31st January 2009
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🎧 15 years
hi,

I'm not answering your question directly but I seem to remember that it was restrung at some point and after that they could never get it to sound as good again.....(same compressors/rooms/tape etc). So the magic was pretty much 'in the piano' (and the players !)
Old 5th February 2009 | Show parent
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Not sure about the recording method (i'd imagine it'd be pretty standard), but the Elton John sound is explained in, "The Mixing Engineers Handbook" - bobby owsinski. I've never tried it so I can't confirm whether it works or not.

I don't remember the technique, but I think it had something to do with a couple pultecs, cranking 10 or 15k up 10dB (which only sounds like that on a pultec!)

Let me know how you go!
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