PIANO MICROPHONE SYSTEM

PM40

A better way to record piano.

PIANO MICROPHONE SYSTEM

PM40

A better way to record piano.

Elegantly simple.

From the studio to your living room, change the way you mic your piano.

The PM40 PianoMic System is a dream come true for live sound and recording applications. It’s infinitely flexible with incredible gain before feedback and virtually no bleed.  If you’ve ever struggled miking a piano, this turn-key solution is for you. It sets up in minutes, is totally self-contained, and is completely invisible to the audience. You can even keep the lid closed.

Lightning Fast Set Up 

A simple piano miking system that takes just minutes to setup and provides incredible results for live performances and studio recordings.

Lightning Fast Set Up

A simple piano miking system that takes just minutes to setup and provides incredible results for live performances and studio recordings.

Infinitely Flexible

Capture sound from everywhere inside the piano and spotlight the hammers, the dampeners, or any tone you want.

Infinitely Flexible

Capture sound from everywhere inside the piano and spotlight the hammers, the dampeners, or any tone you want.

Random Incidence Omnis

The heart of the PianoMic System is two omnidirectional 40kHz High Definition Microphones with a frequency response from 9Hz to 40kHz, incredible impulse response and very short diaphragm settling time. The 40kHz High Definition Microphones have been designed for random incidence pickup. When microphones are placed inside a piano they are within a sound field that has multiple sound sources: i.e. every string, the soundboard, multiple reflections of the sound from the sound board, the sides and the lid of the piano. All these sound sources and reflections produce sound waves that arrive at the microphones from all directions. This is called a diffused sound field, and the microphones are designed to perform optimally within such diffused sound field. In addition, these omni microphones have no proximity effect and the sound will remain the same (no increase or decrease in low frequency levels) no matter how close or how far the microphones are from the piano strings or sound board. This system provides exceptional sound quality with the piano lid either up or down.

Specifications

FREQUENCY RESPONSE 9Hz – 40kHz
POLAR PATTERN Omnidirectional
SENSITIVITY 15mV/Pa (-36dBV/Pa)
POWER REQUIREMENTS 24-48V Phantom, 10mA
MAX ACOUSTIC INPUT 150dB SPL
OUTPUT XLR (pin 2+)
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE 65Ω balanced (between pins 2 & 3)
MIN OUTPUT LOAD 600Ω between pins 2 & 3
NOISE 22dB SPL equivalent (A weighted)
DIMENSIONS (L x D) 64″ fully extended, 46″ fully collapsed
WEIGHT Mic Assembly .75 lb. (350g)
With External Electronics Box 1.5 lb. (700g)
“I can’t think of a product that makes miking a closed lid grand piano easier or that yields a more satisfying audio result.”
FOH MAGAZINE
Working with these mics, I noticed an instant difference in our piano sound, and the musicians on stage noticed a huge change in their in-ear monitoring system.
RECORDING MAGAZINE
The PM40 proved extremely fast and easy to install and uninstall into any piano.
XANDY WHITESEL, FOH ENGINEER FOR BON IVER
Having the microphones pre-positioned is a huge benefit that ensures we’ll get the sound we want.
WAYNE POOLEY, ENGINEER FOR BRUCE HORNSBY