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Are there free records of separate piano notes in .wav files for instance?

I'm trying to find some piano sound bank -for my childish experiments with sound - the most desired form is of course a number of .wav files, each one corresponding to a piano key - being a record of ...
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Miking a grand piano

I have a SM57 and RHODES NT1 microphone and I was wondering what the best way to mike a grand piano was. I tried opening the grand piano and pointing the SM57 at the strings and then placing the ...
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Why are drums generally panned to the listener's perspective but piano panned to the player's perspective?

i've posed this question to many engineers (even a few who are drummers) and i'm still without an answer. what's even more befuddling is that i have a few recordings where the drums are panned to the ...
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Re-micing via a Piano

I've heard stories of people re-micing a voice or instrument with certain keys of the piano open so the strings sympathetically vibrate with the sound, thus adding more harmonics and another timbre to ...
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Is a MIDI-enabled keyboard and a Windows machine enough by itself to record piano music well?

(Apologies in advance if this is a vague question but it's probably my lack of understanding.) One of my keyboards is a Yamaha S90 ES. The piano voices on this KB are very nice out of the box. ...
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What do I need to make reasonable quality amateur recordings of vocals/piano to put on Youtube?

I have been recording myself playing piano and posting to Youtube, just so friends can take a look at how my progress is with the instrument for the most part, but also to post tutorials for some ...
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How do I mic an upright piano to get a nice stereo effect

I have an old upright piano (slightly out of tune). First of all, I took the front off of the piano and put an SM-58 right in the middle and got a great sounding recording. I really like the sound ...
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How to cleanly punch piano?

When recording piano I've always struggled to get clean punches. I usually try to punch just ahead of a downbeat when the pianist is lifting the sustain pedal, but I often end up with some remnants ...
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Mixing piano and guitar

I'm trying to blend acoustic guitar and piano as background tracks behind vocals. Individually, both tracks sound excellent, but when I combine them they step on each other and sound really bad. Any ...
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How to record classical piano with one microphone?

I have a Blue brand microphone I've borrowed from a friend, which I'm almost positive is a Bluebird. I have access to a concert grand piano and want to do some recording. The room I'll be using is a ...
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How can I record piano on a laptop without high frequency wahwah?

Example: http://soundcloud.com/andrewclow/phases-for-piano (That's particularly bad example, via mp3 and the built in mic, the effect is always there before converting and with a better microphone. )...
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There are a lot of piano-keyboards, is there any violin-mouse?

Keyboard on personal computer is ideal for emulation piano and making a digital organ. What about mouse?
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What is the best way to record acoustic piano and vocals from home?

I am staying in a rented house which I cannot sound-proof. I have an acoustic upright piano which I cannot carry to a studio. The noise levels around are average, no heavy traffic, but passing car ...
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How to connect my iPad Air and my Yamaha CP4 Stage Piano?

Let's say I have Garageband for the iPad (or other Synths and Apps) and want to play them through my Digital Stage Piano which has a USB Host Adapter. (meaning it behaves like a SoundCard and ...
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Balanced/unbalanced audio and TS/TRS jack issue with mixer

Following my previous question regarding which mixer to buy, I have now bought the one I was talking about but I'm having some issues setting it up. My understanding of balanced/unbalanced audio is ...
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VST Plugins for creating MIDI Notes (Ableton)

I am currently using Ableton's standard piano roll to insert MIDI notes for creating my synths with Ni Massive, It does everything I want it to do but I hate the way its laid out... I would much ...
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Low ambient noise in silent sections

I used a pair Behringer C-4 connected directly to the Marantz field recorder in manual mode to record a grand piano in a live performance (not a studio). Now I have low amplitude ambient noice sounds ...
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Can sample-based virtual instruments and an excellent digital piano recreate tone color?

What I'm essentially asking is to what extent can a digital piano, given reasonably affordable and excellent equipment, replace an acoustic piano. But that's a bit open-ended, and I'm really ...
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GarageBand: Create Apple Loop from m4a recorded piano files?

How can I import m4a files as Apple Loops? I love the concept of the loops but I can't always have my main pianist next to me recording and then storing it as Apple Loops.
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Best sound software to make sound by keyboard like piano [linux]? [closed]

What is the best software to make sound by keyboard? Piano-keyboard interruption interceptor like keylogger to play music just by keyboard. Pretty to see some effects, processors plugins, feature ...
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How can I get more sounds for my Roland D20?

The synthesizer has an old floppy disc drive and a MIDI input, but I don't know how to use it with my brother's Mac.
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Can I play pure Piano tunes with a Quasimidi Raven?

Being a total noob in this topic...I have a Quasimidi Raven synth) on my desk and would like to play just plain vanilla Piano sounds on, or with, it. Is it possible? Or do I have to hook it up to my ...
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Mapping audio wav files to midi piano roll keyboard

I know about sound fonts but this requires me to make a wave file for each midi piano roll key. Is there a way or program to just have one audio wav file and have the midi piano roll key that is ...
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Violin/Piano Recording Equipment

I've recently started writing classical-style piano and violin duets, and I've decided to start recording my work. As a newbie to the world of the home-recording-studio, I'm a bit overwhelmed by the ...
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Generate individual midi files of piano notes

For a project I am currently working on I need individual midi files of single piano notes as though the note was held for 4 seconds before release. I have found a few toy online midi keyboards that ...
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So, who is going to record this? [piano mass torture in Philadelphia]

Any recordists living close to Philadelphia, USA looking for a nice recording opportunity? This is in the online edition of the NY Times today: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/30/arts/music/for-more-...
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Good piano patch for Nord Modular?

Do you know a good piano patch for the Nord Modular? Not grand piano, but for dance song. A piano sound I like is the piano from the song Someday by Ce Ce Rogers for a reference.
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How can I make the Roland D-20 sound like an ordinary piano?

I just got this piano from a familymember, and I can't get it to sound like an ordinary piano? The sounds it makes are really wierd, like electronic and I just want to use for playing classical music. ...
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What equipment do I need to record the audio from my piano keyboard?

I've been wanting to use acoustic piano in my songs, but the MIDI sounds available in my recording programs (Garageband, Ableton LIVE) don't cut it. Good ones like Pianoteq cost upwards of $300. I ...
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flstudio - How to not play sound on placing a note in piano roll?

I just got flstudio and I'm new to it, so I started creating music and I experienced very annoying thing. When I place a note in piano roll, or when I move a note from one place to another, a sound (...
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Are there any acoustic piano patches which model the sound of a key being released?

When playing an acoustic piano, releasing the keys usually makes a subtle, dull thud as the key springs back up to neutral position, especially if this is done very quickly. I've been trying out ...
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Can a computer replicate the work that monitoring speakers are doing?

I'm looking to get speakers for my electronic piano, and I think I have mainly two alternatives: Buy monitoring speakers, which as I understand gives an accurate reproduction of the input sound Buy a ...
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best quality of recording synthesizer

Just trying to figure out the best way to get the most of out of my sound recording with my synthezier. I have a yamaha s90x which has such a great sound, which most of the qualities are lost ...
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What is the best way to mike a grand piano?

Awhile ago I hired a sound engineer to come and install a bunch of equipment at my church, which included amplifiers, a mixer, microphones, and more. At the time we were using an old upright piano and ...
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Playing Strings smoothly. Electric piano or non/semi weighted keys?

I'm a full-time pianist/violinist and producer. A stage piano or electric piano is based on a real piano where a hammer must be thrown at a string & there is a click to the feel of the key, which ...
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How to connect a digital Piano and a PC to the same wireless headset? [closed]

I am going to buy some digital piano and I own a Desktop PC. I would like to hear both the PC and the piano via one wireless headset. One Problem is that my PC has a crappy on-board sound chip and ...
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The ways to improve a piano recording production

There is the good quality piano recording, except the <100Hz noise: There is my recording: The recording have a list of problems: 20k noise; 2.5k-3k noise; 1-1k noise; <100 noise; small ...
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Steinway Piano Fuzziness/Distortion and “Click sound”

So I am a beginner when it comes to sound producing and mixing in DAW's and that inexperience is hindering my compositions. I've created a piano song, using only the Steinway piano with 2 layers. ...
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Are there any weighted keyboards with 61 or less keys?

I need a keyboard that I can play live that is smaller than a full piano, but has weighted keys. I currently have Korg Krome 61 key, but I really only use the piano sounds and wish I had weighted keys....
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Where can I find piano samples (mono not stereo)

I just can't find this anywhere on the Internet! Google is drawing a blank! I'm looking for a set of 88 piano notes, preferably in .WAV. But MONO! I found: http://bedroomproducersblog.com/2010/07/...
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How do I record a piano, respecting the balance between treble and bass?

I'm a pianist looking to buy a (portable) recording device to record myself both in concert and in the practice room. Reading about the various kinds of devices on the market I noticed many recorders ...
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How can i record my digital piano's sound on PC?

I have a roland rp-302 digital piano.I love it's sound the problem is that i have gone sick of the VSTS such as addictive keys,ivory etc. and want to use the real sound of the digital piano itself in ...
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Connecting Instruments to an Audio Interface

My plan is as follows: I have a Yamaha CP300 stage piano, a Yamaha silent violin and a microphone. I want to be able to record the original sounds from the instruments with e.g. Garageband. Im using a ...
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Which microphone to choose for a piano live reinforcment?

I have ordered two MXL 603 mics. Will these work for miking piano? How should I position them? Is there a better way to do if for the same amount of money?
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obtaining .aif piano note sounds on imac for iphone app

I'm trying to get some (individual) piano note sounds (4 octaves worth), in .aif format, for an iPhone app. My mac has a MIDI connection to a keyboard, and I can get the notes via Garage band and ...
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Balanced audio only requires one end to be?

I have a digital piano, KORG SP-250, that has unbalanced output, and a sound card Focusrite Clarett 4pre-USB that has balanced input (line level or mic). I now wonder, what will happen when I connect ...
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Programming Realistic Piano in DAW: Velocity of note

I want to make more mellow type piano... i.e. hitting piano note with low velocity ...but in DAW, lowering velocity just affect volume to decrease and in real piano playing with low velocity, its more ...
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How to record from keyboard to laptop? [closed]

I have a electronic piano/keboard ( Yamaha PSR E323 ) and I am planning to record myself playing a piece. My laptop, to which I will be recording to is a Lenevo Z570 . I am a newbie in in this area ...
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Midi keyboard or digital piano for beginners?

I am a game developer.I want to make music for my games with fl studio. Should I use a Midi keyboard or a digital piano.