Re: Live recording
On 07/29/2017 01:16 AM, Rodolfo Medina wrote:
Thanks all of you who kindly provided response. What I want to do is
recording live piano: I'd like to use two mics for that, one on the
grave and the other one on the high notes. Besides, some times I will
need to add human voice: this requires, in my idea, a third
microphone... But even starting with two would be all right for now...
Those recordings would not pretend to be professional, just home made
for my personal tests, but stereo. I must say that the experiments I
did with the above rude arrangement, i.e. two mics in common Y
splitter, inserted into `mic' PC entry, are not so bad... Thanks, Rodolfo
As has been mentioned, you will need preamplifiers on the two
microphones, and then combine the preamp outputs into a stereo plug that
will go into the LINE IN jack on your
sound card. In addition, piano is one of the hardest instruments to
record properly; it is, after all, a percussion instrument, and as such,
many microphones cannot deal with it.
If you want anything even approaching a professional result, you will
have to find microphones that will withstand the dynamics of a piano.
Also, you will need to deaden the
room acoustics as much as possible. As a minimum, the floor should be
carpeted, and you will probably want heavy drapes on any windows.
Overstuffed chairs and/or a sofa
will be helpful also. Any sort of echo will be very distracting to the
listener to the recording.