Three different single mic piano techniques that will cover most normal piano situations
We’ve been busy in recent years adjusting to the new paradigms in the industry and the academy, and the news ain’t all bad
We’ll assume these experiences relate to loudspeaker system shootouts – anything said here would apply to other, less extensive, events. Remember, the goal here is better sound for a one-off event. These are not necessarily the best practices for the longevity of the kit, but they rule on any given day.
The Steely Dan cut can make any old sound system sound OK, which is why it is used by so many loudspeaker manufacturers for client presentations. The Jackson cut has a lot of snap in the LF – also useful for generating good feelings about the performance of a sound system. Reference discs reveal system performance.