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Re: Live recording




On Sat, 29 Jul 2017, at 09:56, Weaver wrote:

> How almost all professional grand piano recordings are made, whether in
> a concert hall or studio, is with two mics on boom stands, projected
> over the strings. Bass on the left, treble on the right: the way a
> pianist hears it.

As a non-pianist I'd never really thought about the way that a pianist
hears
what they play in such a different way from an audience.

On the other hand, the standard BBC micing of chamber music concerts (eg
for transmission of concerts during the Edinburgh Festival) is (or was
last 
time I was at one) basically a stereo pair slung over the first few rows
of the
downstairs audience.  Sometimes I think they may have used a M&S mic.

It could be that use of a slung pair is partly so that a standard way of
micing 
the hall works for all the concerts given there over several weeks.

-- 
Jeremy Nicoll - my opinions are my own.