Mixing Piano

Discussion in 'Tracking / Mixing / Editing' started by sygnet, May 2, 2001.

  1. sygnet

    sygnet Guest

    Any tips on mixing piano? The source is a Korg 01W so I don't have to worry about mic placement. I just want to avoid a muddy bottom.
     
  2. Ethan Winer

    Ethan Winer Active Member

    Daryl,

    > Any tips on mixing piano? The source is a Korg 01W so I don't have to worry about mic placement. I just want to avoid a muddy bottom. <

    Getting a clean piano sound often has more to do with what notes you play than EQ adjustments. Avoid playing in the same range as the bass. If the guitar is fat and chucky that too can create a clash that makes both instruments sound muddy.

    Assuming your Korg has a decent piano patch, that should be all you need. Really! But it is also common to reduce the "mud" frequencies around 200-400 Hz. by 1 to 5 dB. with an EQ having a broad bandwidth setting (Q set to between 1 and 2).

    --Ethan
     

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