Earthworks PianoMic

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An acoustic piano can often be a difficult instrument to capture in live settings due to a number of factors, especially the inevitable bleed of surrounding instruments. The PianoMic, a stereo omnidirectional rig featuring small-diaphragm Earthworks condensers, is a de facto “system” that goes a long way in simplifying the process of capturing piano, allowing the engineer to work with the lid down with little trouble.



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