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Cello and Piano Mics for small room

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1 year 4 months
I am recording cello and piano in a small-medium size room that is too bright and live acoustically - I can't really treat it except to put a blanket under the piano.

What mic setup would you all recommend? I always used X-Y stereo on 2 small diaphragm cardoid mics and a large diaphram cardoid as spot mic up close (6 inches).

Would that work or the room work against me being too live? How to tame the room - only close mics, or putting the X-Y much closer like 2 ft high and far?

Recording drums to sound big in a small room for hard rock/metal projects

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2 years 8 months
I would like some feedback. I just finished an iso room in my studio to track in. I’m a drummer and I will never have the square foot or height to track ambient drums. I’m ok with that and I’m fine with adding room post tracking. I guess the biggest challenge I face is getting the drums sound big enough for hard rock/metal projects. Here’s a sample of arecent drum sample I tracked in the new room. I added the room sim post tracking.

Making the most of a small room

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7 years 2 months
I was mucking around today playing along with a track from the Antelope Zen demo stems from Sweetwater.

I liked the room they originally recorded in and the original drummer was amazing.

My room is 15 by 30 but has a low ceiling about 6 ft 3 I've made my room dead as the original surfaces are Cinderblocks and concrete. As a result it can sound boxy.

Super Small Mixing Room 2,9m x 2,1m x 2,59m - advice needed

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6 years 10 months
Hello there,
It's my first post here but I've been around for couple of weeks now just reading and gaining knowledge from this great forum as well as other places and books I found.
I'm planning to move my composers workshop to a dedicated room wich is rectangular and very small (2,59mH x 2,1mW x 2,9mL = 8ft 6in H x 6ft 10ft W x 9ft 6in L). All plastered concrete.
I decided to do some reading and designing before I'd do anything but of course I am full of doubts and unknowns.

Lighting for small (music room) advice appreciated.

Member for

10 years 1 month
Hello Fellow members..

Hoping for a bit of advice on Lighting for very small room?
This room will eventually contain a percussion set up

:-[Conga`s+Tibales+assorted hand Percussion e.t.c.]

Even if the room were not going to be used for anything musical,then I was still looking around at lighting ideas as it is small and very little natural light.

Setting up a small studio in my room!

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21 years
Hey my name's Luke and I'm a 17 year old doing my A2 levels and hopefully going to do a degree in Music Technology at University next September.

Basically I'm looking to get a bit of experience with using sequencers and recording equipment as I don't have much so i was thinking of buying and setting up some studio equipment in my room. it'll be mostly for using for practice and doing MIDI stuff but I'd like to home recording some rock/pop punk tracks at home as well.

Micing grand piano in a very small room

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21 years
Hello From Akron (portage lakes area). Hey I am Micing A grand piano in a very small room the acoustics suck, but cant be moved. I am going to use 2 sm58s close to the strings on each end and 2 ES973 Hypercardioid Condenser Microphones under the piano on the hardwood floor
its definitely budget I like the tightness of close micing though. Going to pad the hell outta the room. I listen to other grands that have been miced in big rooms with very high end mics and it just sounds week to me. its classical piano any thoughts