Home recording on a grand piano?

I am a pianist looking to buy a home condenser mic, (I'm probably buying the MXL 990 w/ shockmount) How should I position the mic on the piano? Would the shockmount do any good? (What is the purpose of a shockmount

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The shockmount is to isolate the mic. from vibrations other than the sound waves - usually for vocals rather than instruments.

    I think you should try the following and see which you like:

    - open the lid a little and place your mic.ouside the piano just near the opening

    - open the lid wide and place your mic. in the middle of the strings

    - open the lid wide and set the mic a little way off, (condensers are generally happy working at a distance)

    Hope this helps

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