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.
Shure KSM141 Stereo Pair
One of my favorite small-diaphragm condenser mics ever, the KSM141 is recommended here as a stereo pair because it is of very high quality yet relatively affordable. Its switchable cardioid or omnidirectional patterns make it most useful in virtually any application, studio or ...read more