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.