2005/06/09 – Andrew Li’s Piano Recital Recording

What was recorded – A Steinway Grand Piano

Who was recorded – Andrew Li Xi (piano)

Time – Lunchtime recital

Place – Millfield Old music block

Equipment – (I think) A Sony Electret Stereo mic, I think model ECM-9000, into a Yamaha MD-8 Minidisc Recorder

Format – ATRAC, probably. Digitized to 16bit/44.1kHz

Project Size– 1.14GB


My first ‘commisioned’ recording done at Millfield, for my good friend Andrew Li. Used that (imo, horrible) Sony mic which has a very harsh sound and narrow sound field. Anyway, recorded the recital, which was Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky. Excellent playing.

I set up my mic about 2 metres from the piano, roughly the same position as in my own recital done a year later, except not so good mics were used here.

Sound was okay, besides it being harsh and narrow sound field. Wish I could have done a better recording of his playing.

Demo1 – Excerpt from Baba Yaga [mp3 192kbps 0:10 236kb]
Demo1 – Excerpt from The Old Castle [mp3 192kbps 0:10 236kb]

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