TOURING PIANO MICROPHONE

PM40T

Brilliant sound. Striking detail. Revolutionary design.
Explore the Earthworks PM40T.

TOURING PIANO MICROPHONE

PM40

Brilliant sound. Striking detail. Revolutionary design.
Explore the Earthworks PM40T.

Exceptional sound on the go.

Beautiful sound. Simple set up. Elegant design. On the go. The Earthworks PM40T PianoMic sacrifices nothing.

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.

Heard, But Not Seen

An elegantly simple design that blends seamlessly into the piano, while delivering sound that stands out.

Heard, But Not Seen

An elegantly simple design that blends seamlessly into the piano, while delivering sound that stands out.

Ready For the Road

Designed with touring environments in mind, the PM40T takes the incredible performance of the original PM40 PianoMic and houses it in a compact airline friendly carrying case. The telescoping bar detaches in the center, making the PM40T much more compact for travel.

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)
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. Not only was the bleed from the other instruments significantly lessened, but even with the lid fully closed the sound retained its natural character without sounding boxy like a boundary mic on a closed lid.
I can’t think of a product that makes miking a closed lid grand piano easier or that yields a more satisfying audio result.
The PianoMic™ sits inside the piano and provides an excellent sound and plenty of gain before feedback with either the piano lid up or down.
Live sound reinforcement on a piano has always been a challenge because there is always so much noise onstage and a lot of noise rolling off the P.A. back onto the stage. Once we started using the PM40, we found we were able to run with the volumes we wanted to run at; the tone was amazing and it sounded like a piano. We didn’t have to work to get it to sound that way–you just put the mic in the piano and go.
Brian Stanley, FOH ENGINEER
A lovely sounding microphone that maintains its integrity whether the piano is fully open, on a short stick or fully closed. This has helped maintain a level of consistency for the show in any situation we have found ourselves in. Be that indoors, outdoors or accompanied by other instruments.
Suneil Pusari, ENGINEER