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The pipe organ is a musical instrument that produces sound by driving pressurized air through the organ pipes selected from a keyboard. Because each pipe produces a single pitch, the pipes are provided in sets called ranks, each of which has a common timbre and volume throughout the keyboard compass.

Micing Pipe Organ (+ others Instruments)


Hello everybody,

I'm relatively new to the recording world... Since years I'm an enthusiast audiophile but I never delve into the recording world.
I'm also a professional musician, play both organ (pipe organ and hammond organ) and piano.

I'd like to buy a couple of mics to record primarly pipe organs (I think omnis would be the best choice with the complete frequency range of pipe organs [lower C at 16Hz with 32 feet pipes] and also capable of the huge dynamic range of the instrument) but also capable of recording grand pianos and hammond organs.

Schoeps, Neumann and MH ULN-8 on pipe organ



Very long time since I last wrote here, but now I'm back with my organ recordings. :)

Doing preparation for a pipe organ recording. So I went and tested some Schoeps CMC6 and CMC5, with capsule MK 2S and MK3. Neumann KM130 and all audio through the Metric Halo ULN8. What do you think about sound and the first impression of the recording?

There are two test recordings, improvisation and a Bach piece!

Oh well, I know it's only mp3. :whistle:

DPA 4003 vs. (DPA 4006TL New files) on pipeorgan.


I have tried sennheisers new mic MKH 8020 now in afternoon, and this is what we recorded.
Next week I shall try DPA:s 4003 and 4006TL side by side on my tripodstand and make a interesting A-B test.

Something about the Sennheiser mic, i think its a weery good mic :)

It will become interesting to compare Sennheiser MKH 8020 against DAP:s 4003 and 4006TL

Pipe organ recording for local radio station

Hi all, I am a new member of this forum. I read quite some interesting infomation on this forum about recording the pipe organ. And I would really appreciate it if you could provide me with some tips as well.

In my spare time I am working for a local radio station in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. We are planning to do a (musical) documentary, for which we need to record a pipe organ also.
The organ we want to record is a 20-stop romantic organ placed in the alcove/choir in a relatively small church (don't know the exact dimensions).

Pipe Organ and electric-guitar


It's been a good while ago, now am back with a live documentary recording
I done. I have never done recordings with electric-guitar and pipeorgan.
So I wonder what you pro say about this. I cannot say who plays and
what the song is called. Im only want to know how this sounds in your
ear ?

I want to hear what you think is good or bad in this recording.
As that amateur I am, it's sounds good to my ear :)

Hopefully I record better then I write and spell english :roll:

Recording a pipe organ

I am going to be recording a Pipe Organ in a Cathedral, and I was wonderin if anyone had a good techniques in capturing a great sonic sound. I will put a list below of a couple of microphones I was thinking about using.

(2) Sennheiser MKH20
(1) Neumann TLM 103
(2) Sennheiser MKH800
(2) AKG 414
(2) Neumann U87
And possible some Heil microphones

**On a side note what about recording a 7 person Choir? Micing Technique? Distance? Type of MIC?

Thanks for your time and reading this and input?




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