What was recorded – A Steinway Grand Piano
Who was recorded – Ng Hoong Ern (piano)
Time – Lunchtime Recital
Place – Old Millfield Music Lodge
Equipment – Edirol WAV/mp3 recorder, Soundcraft Spirit Studio 8 channel mixer, AKG C414B-ULS large-diaphragm condensers mounted as ORTF.
Format – 16bit/44.1kHz
Project Size– 655MB
For the A-Level Music course, examinees either take a composing or a performance pathway. I took the performance pathway, which meant that I had to give a 20-minute long recital. Being a pianist, I naturally decided to play the piano.
Set-up was done by me, although the actual button pushing was done by my teacher Mr. Rhind-Tutt (Since I was on stage!). Microphones were placed, well, something like this (you can’t see very well). Just ignore the person blocking the view (Me!)!
Yielded a VERY mid-bass heavy result, too ‘warm’ in fact. the DAC chips seem to do weird stuff now and then as well, in that edirol recorder.
Demo1 – Excerpt from Beethoven Piano Sonata Op2 No2 [mp3 192kbps 0:10 236kb]
Demo2 – Excerpt from Debussy’s Prelude X [mp3 192kbps 0:10 236kb]