Recording The Grand Piano
The Dave Brubeck Sessions
Anthony Iannucci • 28 videos • 85 minutes •
See & hear how audio engineer Anthony Iannucci recorded the legendary jazz pianist, Dave Brubeck! This tutorial shows you how to mic and record pianos!
“Great tutorial on piano mic selection and placement, and mastering piano recordings. Leans heavily on Waves plugins, which, while very good, lean a bit pricey - ideas all valid with whatever you use.”
“Really good tutorial. The Waves plugins explanations are very, very useful, as well as the editing tips. The separation of chapters and lessons comes in handy, as you can quickly come back and remembe...”
Recording solo piano, especially with a virtuoso like Dave Brubeck at the keyboard, is a delicate and exacting task. Everything has to be perfect. The room has to sound just right. The piano has to be placed correctly in the room. The piano itself must meet the artist’s exacting standards and be tuned and regulated to perfection. Then there’s the microphones ... What kind do you use? Where do you place them? How many mics are required to get the sound you're after? Then follows the pre-amps, EQs, DAW. And (let's not forget) mixing and mastering!
It this tutorial, Anthony Iannucci takes you through the whole solo piano recording process, from felt-hammers-hitting-strings to mastering. You’ll be exposed to all kinds of advanced recording techniques and outboard processing. You’ll even get a lesson in the physics of sound as it emanates from the piano’s soundboard and is then transformed by the placement of the the piano lid!
So sit back and take a page from the Anthony’s playbook of Recording the Grand Piano ... and enjoy the added bonus of being a part of jazz history! Witness: The Dave Brubeck Sessions! Read More...
2Acoustic Considerations (02:37)Preview
3Piano Lid Positions (02:10)Preview
4Microphone Placement (02:01)Preview
5Realizing The Potential for Phase Cancellation (02:47)Preview
- 6Microphone Pre-Amplifiers (01:59)
- 7Understanding EQ & Signal Controllers (02:19)
- 8Multitrack Recording on Your DAW (03:59)
- 9The Dave Brubeck Piano Sessions (01:54)
- 10Phase Lock Editing for Multiple Tracks (03:51)
- 11Individual Track Edits (03:40)
- 12Piano Blend in a Group vs. Solo Piano (02:13)
- 13Plug-in Use (03:33)
- 14EQ, Level & Image Control (02:19)
- 15Create Consistency Between Songs (01:57)
- 16Sotware Mastering with Waves Plug-ins (01:24)
- 17Description (06:41)
- 18Use on Piano Demo (04:43)
- 19Description (03:23)
- 20Use on Piano Demo (01:44)
- 21Description (06:18)
- 22Use on Piano Demo (03:31)
- 23Description (04:34)
- 24Use on Piano Demo (03:49)
- 25Description (02:10)
Great tutorial on piano mic selection and placement, and mastering piano recordings. Leans heavily on Waves plugins, which, while very good, lean a bit pricey - ideas all valid with whatever you use.
Really good tutorial. The Waves plugins explanations are very, very useful, as well as the editing tips. The separation of chapters and lessons comes in handy, as you can quickly come back and remember something, or learn a specific lesson. I only wished it would be a deeper tutorial as far as A-B comparisons, more sound examples, and so forth, as opposed to an explanation of what happened, and not why it happened how it happened. It's more of a Waves plugins tutorial (which is useful too) and less of a piano recording tutorial.
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