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Discussion in 'Sound, Music, and Intercom' started by simchapup, Mar 31, 2006.

  1. simchapup

    simchapup Lighting Technician

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    i have to help mic a piano for a talent show were using an uprigh yamaha and all i have are 2 shure sm57's what do i do
     
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  3. Eboy87

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    We usually put one sm58 in the middle of the back of the soundboard about a third of the way up, maybe an inch away from the wood.

    Add a tiny amount of reverb and a little EQ, and you have a pretty good piano sound
     
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    wat kind of piano is it??
     
  5. simchapup

    simchapup Lighting Technician

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    a yamaha upright
     
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    Ha, fun with upright pianos. If you only have two SM57's, I'd recommend that you open the top and place two 57's on booms pointing into the piano angled towards the soundboard. Place one over the treble and one over the bass strings. A dirty, relatively cheap, and easy way to get a good sounding upright piano is to tape a boundary mic (like a PCC-160 or my favorite SM91) upside down into the top of the piano and then close the lid carefully avoiding crushing the cable. That's what I would normally do.

    I hope that this helps.

    --PATech
     
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    Put a piece of foam around the cable where lid closes.
     

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