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How to record classical piano with one microphone?

Deep and resonant with less sharpness sounds like you want to put the mic underneath the piano pointing up at the sound board. You'll probably want to move it around down there and experiment with how ...
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Are there any acoustic piano patches which model the sound of a key being released?

Many of them - amongst the simplest & possibly cheapest would be EasyKeys by Toontrack - [No affiliation, just the one I use for quick sketches & often it stays at the final mix] They make '...
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Are there free records of separate piano notes in .wav files for instance?

I think this might help https://archive.org/details/SynthesizedPianoNotes You can search in archive.org for more
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Can sample-based virtual instruments and an excellent digital piano recreate tone color?

I don't think you can substitute a piano with our current technology. The main problem I see is that even with a fully weighted electronic keyboard the player would not have the same physical feedback,...
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Low ambient noise in silent sections

The Izotope RX denoiser would probably be what you would want to use. I don't think you want to remove the room noise entirely but just reduce it so that it still sounds natural and you still hear ...
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VST Plugins for creating MIDI Notes (Ableton)

The guys at Ableton went for simplicity. This being said, it turned out to be a sane decision. If you read through the manual, you'll realize Ableton's piano roll supports step input, "draw" input, ...
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What steps I need to make and what equipment to use to make mastering of piano music?

Steps: Select music Rehearse music Record music. Not unusual to have several takes of each piece. Mix. Cut and glue together best parts of takes. Master. Apply EQ, dynamics. Add metadate. Export in ...
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Why does garageband does not detect the instrument plugin I installed?

Garageband supports Audio Units (AU). If the plugin only supports VST format, it won’t appear.
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Violin/Piano Recording Equipment

First – obviously, sound starts at the instruments. Rich, classical sound pretty much requires at least a decent baby grand. If you only have an ordinary upright piano, no miking can really get ...
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Can a computer replicate the work that monitoring speakers are doing?

The two options you are suggesting are very different. But there may be a third that you are not thinking of. To understand this, you need to understand that there are three components at play here, ...
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How can I listen to multiple audio outputs at the same time?

Since your headphones can accept both Bluetooth and wires, and Blutooth is not made to play the piano (even so called « low latency » codec like AptX are made to watch movies, but reduce the latency ...
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What changes are need before using my sound on social media?

What changes (in sound terms) should I have to do (in any audio software after recording) to get better sound? There are no technical problems with your recording that need fixing. I'm afraid I'm the ...
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flstudio - How to not play sound on placing a note in piano roll?

Basically, there seems to be no "simple fix" for this problem of yours. I don't use FL Studio, but I've searched the Reference Manual, help documents and related threads and I can't see an option to ...
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Connecting Instruments to an Audio Interface

Your question is a bit confusing, but I will answer by showing you an example. Your Instruments: CP300 Piano - Line Outs = 2 x XLR / 2 x 1⁄4 inch(Phone) Jack Silent Violin - Line Out = 1 x mono 1/4 ...
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How to connect a digital Piano and a PC to the same wireless headset?

First of all, we need to get audio running from your digital piano into the computer. This means you need an interface. Here's a link for a very basic one that's also pretty easy on the wallet: http:/...
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Mapping audio wav files to midi piano roll keyboard

You need a digital sampler. Most DAWs come with their own, dedicated software sampler but a great 3rd-party sampler is CWITEC's TX16Wx sampler since it's modeled after real hardware technology. Also, ...
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Violin/Piano Recording Equipment

I'd go with two of the same microphone type (large-diaphragm type), one close to the piano and one further away to capture some ambient sound and reflections in the room. This way you can adjust the ...
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Stage piano outputs to mixer

Firstly, they are very unlikely to be balanced outputs from the keyboard if they are 1/4" mono jacks. I understand when using just the left (mono) output from the piano, it "sums" both the left and ...
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How do I record a piano, respecting the balance between treble and bass?

I'm going to cut to the chase and keep this really simple for you. Firstly, you don't really need to worry too much about the overall recorded sound in a practise environment as you should only be ...
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How do I record a piano, respecting the balance between treble and bass?

There's a whole lot of misunderstanding going on in your question… … what's going to disappoint you still further is even when you get to the end of this rambling essay, you're still not going to ...
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Can a balanced audio connection be maintained with one end unbalanced?

Any unbalanced connection in a configuration such as this will unbalance the entire connection. The way to make this work is to connect the elements in the following way: Ground (Piano) ----- [ ...
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What is the best way to mike a grand piano?

I suggest using 2 (condenser) microphones instead of the Shure Beta 91A because there is a lot of sound coming from a lot of different places and placing a single microphone underneath the strings won'...
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Playing Strings smoothly. Electric piano or non/semi weighted keys?

Experiment with ADSR envelope setting. Here are some excerpts from the manual that might help: 36 6.2.14 Velocity Switch Velocity switching is an extremely useful and creative tool for ...
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How can i record my digital piano's sound on PC?

If you simply want to record the piano with Audacity, you will need a stereo line input on the computer. You connect the OUTPUT stereo phone jack(⅛ inch I think) from the RP-302 to the line input on ...
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The ways to improve a piano recording production

Its probably multiple issues that your dealing with. The gear your using is fairly low-mid end and probably doesn't have the frequency response and tone of more expensive or just better suited mics. ...
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best quality of recording synthesizer

Reading the above, I don't think that your synth, or the interface is the issue. Running a synth directly into an interface normally just gives a pretty boring copy of the original tone. When I'm ...
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Balanced/unbalanced audio and TS/TRS jack issue with mixer

The only time I have ever had a problem like the one you have described (where the signal improves if I pull the cord out half way) is when there is something wrong with the cable I was using. One ...
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