Killer KEYS

Becka, Kevin
June 2005
Mix;Jun2005, Vol. 29 Issue 7, p26
This article focuses on the effective techniques for recording the grand piano. It goes without saying that a tuned instrument makes for a better recording, and this is especially true with pianos. An out-of-tune piano will affect all of the other players in the ensemble. They all tune to the instrument and, more importantly, they "vibe" off of its power and range. This vibe filters down to the visceral level, and if the instrument is out of tune, then it can sour and color the performance of even the most seasoned players. INSETS: The Story Behind the Sound;Case Study: Cloning Petronel Malan Sessions.


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