Audio Samples: Piano

Audio Samples: Piano 2015-08-05T17:37:23+00:00

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PianoMic™ at Full Stick, Half Stick and Lid Closed

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The Earthworks PianoMic will provide outstanding sound quality with a piano lid at full stick (completely open), half stick and with the lid fully closed. This series of recordings is of a piano recorded with an Earthworks PianoMic, with the piano lid at full stick, half stick and fully closed.
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1st – Earthworks PianoMic recorded at full stick
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2nd – Earthworks PianoMic recorded at half stick
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3rd – Earthworks PianoMic recorded with lid closed
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Comparative Recording

PianoMic recorded at Full Stick, Half Stick and Lid Closed   |   [download_link link=”http://earthworksaudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/14-PianoMic-FS-HS-LC.wav” target=”blank”]download wav[/download_link]

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Individual Recorded Segments

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Earthworks PianoMic at full stick   |   [download_link link=”http://earthworksaudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/71-S-PianoMic-half-stick.wav” target=”blank”]download wav[/download_link]

Earthworks PianoMic at half stick   |   [download_link link=”http://earthworksaudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/71-S-PianoMic-half-stick.wav” target=”blank”]download wav[/download_link]

Earthworks PianoMic with lid fully closed   |   [download_link link=”http://earthworksaudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Earthworks-PianoMic-with-piano-lid-closed.wav” target=”blank”]download wav[/download_link]

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Comparative PianoMic™ at Full Stick

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The Earthworks PianoMic will provide outstanding sound quality with a piano lid at full stick (completely open), half stick and with the lid fully closed. This series of comparative recordings is of a piano with the lid fully open, and each recorded with pairs of following microphones.
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1st – Earthworks PianoMic omnis at full stick
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2nd – AKG C-414 cardioids at full stick
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3rd – Audix SCX-25 cardioids at full stick
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4th – dpa-4011 cardioids at full stick
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5th – B&K 4007 omnis at full stick
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6th – dpa SMK-4061 omnis at full stick
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7th – Earthworks PianoMic omnis at full stick
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(there is a short blank space between each recorded segment)
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Comparative Recording

Comparative Piano Recordings With Lid Open   |   [download_link link=”http://earthworksaudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/15-PianoMic-FS-Comparative-Demo.wav” target=”blank”]download wav[/download_link]

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Individual Recorded Segments

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Earthworks PianoMic omnis at full stick   |   [download_link link=”http://earthworksaudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/70-S-PianoMic-full-stick.wav” target=”blank”]download wav[/download_link]

AKG C414 cardioids at full stick   |   [download_link link=”http://earthworksaudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/50-AKG-C414-Card-FS.wav” target=”blank”]download wav[/download_link]

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Audix SCX25 cardioids at full stick   |   [download_link link=”http://earthworksaudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/51-Track-51.wav” target=”blank”]download wav[/download_link]

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DPA 4011 cardioids at full stick   |   [download_link link=”http://earthworksaudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/52-Track-52.wav” target=”blank”]download wav[/download_link]

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B&K 4007 omnis at full stick   |   [download_link link=”http://earthworksaudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/53-Track-53.wav” target=”blank”]download wav[/download_link]

DPA SMK 4061 omni microphone system at full stick   |   [download_link link=”http://earthworksaudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/54-Track-54.wav” target=”blank”]download wav[/download_link]

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Earthworks PianoMic omnis at full stick   |   [download_link link=”http://earthworksaudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/70-S-PianoMic-full-stick.wav” target=”blank”]download wav[/download_link]

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Comparative PianoMic™ Recordings at Half Stick

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The Earthworks PianoMic will provide outstanding sound quality with a piano lid at full stick (completely open), half stick and with the lid fully closed. This series of comparative recordings is of a piano with the lid at half stick, and each recorded with pairs of following microphones.
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1st – Earthworks PianoMic omnis at half stick
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2nd – AKG C-414 cardioids at half stick
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3rd – Audix SCX-25 cardioids at half stick
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4th – dpa-4011 cardioids at half stick
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5th – B&K 4007 omnis at half stick
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6th – dpa SMK-4061 omnis at half stick
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7th – Earthworks PianoMic omnis at half stick
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(there is a short blank space between each recorded segment)
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Comparative Recording

Comparative Piano Recordings at Half Stick   |   [download_link link=”http://earthworksaudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/16-PianoMic-HS-Comparative-Demo.wav” target=”blank”]download wav[/download_link]

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Individual Recorded Segments

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Earthworks PianoMic omnis at half stick   |   [download_link link=”http://earthworksaudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/71-S-PianoMic-half-stick.wav” target=”blank”]download wav[/download_link]

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AKG C414 cardioids at half stick   |   [download_link link=”http://earthworksaudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/58-Track-58.wav” target=”blank”]download wav[/download_link]

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Audix SCX25 cardioids at half stick   |   [download_link link=”http://earthworksaudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/59-Track-59.wav” target=”blank”]download wav[/download_link]

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DPA 4011 cardioids at half stick   |   [download_link link=”http://earthworksaudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/60-Track-60.wav” target=”blank”]download wav[/download_link]

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B&K 4007 omnis at half stick   |   [download_link link=”http://earthworksaudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/61-Track-61.wav” target=”blank”]download wav[/download_link]

DPA SMK 4061 omnis at half stick   |   [download_link link=”http://earthworksaudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/61-Track-61.wav” target=”blank”]download wav[/download_link]

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Earthworks PianoMic omnis at half stick   |   [download_link link=”http://earthworksaudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/71-S-PianoMic-half-stick.wav” target=”blank”]download wav[/download_link]

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PianoMic™ Comparative PianoMic™ Recordings with Lid Closed

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The Earthworks PianoMic will provide outstanding sound quality with a piano lid at full stick (completely open), half stick and with the lid fully closed. This series of comparative recordings is of a piano with the lid fully closed, and each recorded with pairs of following microphones.
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1st – AKG C-414 cardioids with piano lid closed
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2nd – Audix SCX-25 cardioids with piano lid closed
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3rd – dpa-4011 cardioids at half stick with piano lid closed
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4th – Earthworks PianoMic omnis with piano lid closed
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(there is a short blank space between each recorded segment)
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Comparative Recording

Comparative Piano Recordings With Lid Closed   |   [download_link link=”http://earthworksaudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/17-PianoMic-LC-Comparative-Demo.wav” target=”blank”]download wav[/download_link]

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Individual Recorded Segments

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AKG C414 cardioids with lid closed   |   [download_link link=”http://earthworksaudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/65-Track-65.wav” target=”blank”]download wav[/download_link]

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Audix SCX25 cardioids with lid closed   |   [download_link link=”http://earthworksaudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/66-Track-66.wav” target=”blank”]download wav[/download_link]

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DPA SMK 4061 omnis with lid closed   |   [download_link link=”http://earthworksaudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/67-Track-67.wav” target=”blank”]download wav[/download_link]

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Earthworks PianoMic omnis with piano lid closed   |   [download_link link=”http://earthworksaudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Earthworks-PianoMic-with-piano-lid-closed.wav” target=”blank”]download wav[/download_link]

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PianoMic™ Comparative Recordings with Full Chromatic Scale

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One of the greatest difficulties in piano miking, is to pick up all the notes of a piano at the same level. Typically, if certain strings are close to the microphone, they will be louder than the notes above or below (to the left or right of the microphone) and be at a lesser level. When miking a piano, achieving uniformity in sound level of all piano notes is normally difficult to impossible. Listen to the following recordings of a full piano chromatic scale (from the highest note to the lowest note) and notice the uniformity of sound level from note to note.
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1st – AKG C-414 cardioids
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2nd – Neumann TLM 170 cardioids
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3rd – dpa 4006 omnis
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4th – Earthworks PianoMic omnis
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Comparative Recording

Comparative Piano Recordings With Full Chromatic Scale   |   [download_link link=”http://earthworksaudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/18-PianoMic-Chromatic-Scale-Demo.wav” target=”blank”]download wav[/download_link]

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Individual Recorded Segments

AKG C414 cardioids with full chromatic scale   |   [download_link link=”http://earthworksaudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/74-Chr-AKG414-full-stick-2.wav” target=”blank”]download wav[/download_link]

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Neumann TLM 170 cardioids with full chromatic scale   |   [download_link link=”http://earthworksaudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/75-Chr-TLM170-full-stick-2.wav” target=”blank”]download wav[/download_link]

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DPA SMK 4006 omnis with full chromatic scale   |   [download_link link=”http://earthworksaudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/76-Chr-dpa4006-full-stick-2.wav” target=”blank”]download wav[/download_link]

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Earthworks PianoMic omnis with full chromatic scale   |   [download_link link=”http://earthworksaudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/77-Chr-PianoMic-full-stick-2.wav” target=”blank”]download wav[/download_link]

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PianoMic™ Compared to Piano Pickups

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Various types of piano pickups are sometimes used in an effort to reduce acoustic feedback and sounds of other instruments from outside the piano during recording or live performances. These pickups are either contact microphones mounted to the piano soundboard, or magnetic pickups (similar to guitar pickups) mounted above the piano strings. You can now hear these two types of piano pickups in comparison to the Earthworks PianoMic.
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1st – Helpinstill 120 magnetic piano pickup
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2nd – Barcus Berry 4000 piano contact microphone
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3rd – Earthworks PianoMic with piano lid fully closed
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Comparative Recording

Piano Pickups compared to Earthworks PianoMic   |   [download_link link=”http://earthworksaudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/19-Piano-Pickups-vs-PianoMic.wav” target=”blank”]download wav[/download_link]

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Individual Recorded Segments

Helpinstill 120 piano pickup   |   [download_link link=”http://earthworksaudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/79-Track-79.wav” target=”blank”]download wav[/download_link]

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Barcus Berry 4000 contact microphone   |   [download_link link=”http://earthworksaudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/80-Track-80.wav” target=”blank”]download wav[/download_link]

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Earthworks PianoMic   |   [download_link link=”http://earthworksaudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/81-Track-81.wav” target=”blank”]download wav[/download_link]

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