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New to sound recording

Discussion in 'Recording' started by DuoArt, Jun 12, 2006.

  1. DuoArt

    DuoArt Guest

    Good day everyone,

    Let me introduce myself, I am Alan Turner of Winnipeg, CANADA. I collect, repair and rebuild Reproducing and Player Pianos as a hobby and I would like to learn some rudimentary techniques to record the performances from the pianos after I complete the rebuilds. Ideally, I'd like the recordings to be as good as possible nearing professional quality.

    I am new to this group and sound recording in general. I am hoping to get some advice and tips for recording piano in my home with very modest equipment. This will strictly be a hobby for my own enjoyment.

    I have a Duo-Art reproducing 6-1/2 foot grand piano, and many original roll recordings of some fantastic piano performances from the early part of the last century (copyrights have expired) The piano is in a moderate sized livingroom probably with terrible accoustical properties for recording purposes.

    Though I have decent computer hardware, PowerMac G5, for the mixing and editing process, I am certainly lacking in the area of decent microphones and software for handling the process. Any suggestions or advice will be greatly appreciated

    Cheers,
    Alan Turner
     
  2. casper

    casper Guest

    Hi Alan, this forum is the best place to get information. Lots of experieces. I can't offer much about the Mic choice. There is a good freeware program you might try called Audacity. The program is for MAC or PC. The link http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/. I am sure a few more people will post to help you out.

    Best Wishes
     

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