Steinway, Bosendorfer, Yamaha or other?...only 9ft or better. Id love to hear your thoughts, and what styles of music they would be great for. Im looking to record an exceptional one that isnt too bright and not too dull...If that makes sense..As a pianist, my experience recording pianos has always been, If it doesnt sound good, change the instrument...Dont try and fix it with eq. Id like to avoid that senario...Thanks!
Glenn Spinner is right. The Yamaha at Milsap's old place is renown for very good reason. I cut at least a hundred (likely, hundreds of) tracks on that piano and the most remarkable thing about it to me was, unlike many pianos, it sounded as good to the ear as it did to a microphone. Neumanns and AKGs both sound superb. As well, the piano has an enormous range of voice. IMO, It sounds better in the larger room that it resides in now, due to the fact it gave it more room to "breathe". Folks would book that room with me strictly for that piano. I'd give it very serious consideration.
Hey, glad some of you said Ronnie Milsap's old one!
It is a Yamaha C-9, and it sounds fantastic.
Contact info for "Ronnie's Place Studio..." (formerly Warmfront, formerly Groundstar, formerly MCA, formerly Universal... Well, you know, that place next to SoundStage!!!) The office number is 780-3070, or feel free to call me directly at 498 3985.