In this video, Marcel talks specifically about the grand piano and how he adapts his recording technique according to the situation by using one of several “classic” micing techniques. He explains how the techniques work and discusses their strengths and weaknesses. He also lets out the secret of Tori’s great live piano sound. Don’t tell everyone...

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marcel van limbeek, neumann, U87, earthworks, PM40, ORTF, Mid/Side, MS recording, A/B micing, cardioid, omni, figure-of-eight, proximity effect, recording piano, comb filtering, stereo width, mixing piano, live piano, feedback