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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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