Micing a 9' Steinway Grand

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by dwaring, Mar 12, 2002.

  1. dwaring

    dwaring Guest

    Can anyone give me some hints on the best micing techniques for a grand piano? I have two SM57s and two SM58s at my disposal for this purpose. The show in question is in a 365 seat auditorium and will feature a vocalist with piano accompaniment. Thanks!
  2. Richard Kuschel

    Richard Kuschel Member

    Aug 15, 2001
    You haven't said what you are trying to accomplish by miking the piano and singer.

    If this is classical work, put a pair of microphones in a coincident or near coincident arrangement about 6 feet in front of the singer and about two feet above the singer's head. ;) .

    You will soon find that the 57's and 58's aren't really the best choice for this, and you will be looking for a pair of decent condensors.(In the Shure line, look at SM91's)

    If this is for pop work, then close mic the piano with the 58's with the grille removed and use a 57 on the singer. ;)

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