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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 it sounds in different places pointed towards different parts of the sound board. I'd start off pointed toward the bridge in the middle of the board, ...


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It should be easy enough to find a SoundFont that contains what you want, like this one. Note that most SoundFonts bend each sample a few notes each way to cover the entire keyboard. If you want one .WAV for each note on the piano, the Fruity Loops Studio demo allows you to make the files by just opening the piano roll, making the note then saving it in ...


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Never expect to get usable quality when recording through laptop built-in sound hardware, be it the microphone or just the preamp and AD. A microphone that you can operate at all on your sound card's mic input is almost certainly not suited for piano recording; virtually all such microphones require 48V phantom power. But you say this problem doesn't occur ...


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First, the D-20 isn't a piano. It is a synthesizer, which is a type of instrument that allows you to create a wide variety of sounds. The good news is that the D-20 was intended for creating realistic instrument sounds rather than just sci-fi bleeps and bloops. The bad news is that by 2013 standards, the D-20 is going to sound a lot less realistic than ...


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Actually you can do soundproofing without damaging the house. Using acoustic panels (expensive but provides the best result) works, however some well placed blankets using string and 3M adhesive hooks in a carpeted room can vastly change the sound of the recording because of reduced reverberation. Picking a recording time that has the least amount of noise ...


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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 'grand' & 'upright' versions, amongst others - I haven't got the entire range but they tend to be pretty good; great for sketching, as they're lightweight. ...


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There seem to be quite different models of the Privia; the one I know doesn't actually have a real line out but a stereo headphones output. Now, this is normally not optimal for recording in a complex studio setup, but can work surprisingly well with computers' stereo line-in's. Apple is really quite decent in that regard, so you might in fact get absolutely ...


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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, only part of it, and that would influence his playing to a great extent. For instance, the thump of the key reaching the keybed is not only sound but a very ...


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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 the "air".


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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, regular input, quick note velocity editing, transposing, doubling/halving note duration, MIDI parameter envelope editing (graph-style and grid/draw style), and ...


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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, but these components may often be combined into a single device. These three components are controller, synthesizer, and monitor. The controller is your ...


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Most sound boards use mono channels. You can't feed stereo in to a mono channel. Since it supports TRS balanced audio, one channel is inverted and combined with the other, this results in canceling out all but whatever is different between the left and right channel. XLR won't help because XLR is designed for mono audio and still is going in to a mono ...


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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 inch TRS(balanced phone) Jack (a guess?) Microphone - Mic Level = 1 x XLR So let's look at a scarlet interface: Scarlett 2i2 (User Guide - 2nd Gen) - (...


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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://www.amazon.ca/Ultra-Low-Latency-Interface-Digital-Output/dp/B000KW2YEI I have the same one which I found at a local music store for around $30 CAD. The ...


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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, defined instruments in soundfonts can be configured to span the whole keyboard spectrum so double check and make sure they aren't limited to one key like you ...


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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 you there. Similarly, the room acoustics have an enourmous influence: any square room has nasty resonances, and even if these are hardly noticeable while you're ...


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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. It could be that your mic placement could be better as well. If your recording in an untreated or improperly treated room that would be another issue where ...


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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 recording synths, I like to run them through an amp, any amp, and mic the output. Depending on the desired result, running through a small bit of overdrive, ...


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To answer your first question there needs to be more detail. Is the piano an upright piano or grand? Do you plan to record only live takes or will you be overdubbing? In answer to your second question, generally condenser mics are a better choice on piano, but again this could use more clarification in regards to specific mics that you're trying to decide ...


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Rosegarden should do the job. If you have programming skills, it is extremely easy to generate MIDI files like this with python or perl and the appropriate MIDI library. Along similar lines, I wrote some tiny Pure Data patches for holding long, droning notes. You can get them at the Pure Data forum (you have to sign in to see the attached files). Update - ...


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How recently has your piano been tuned? The higher notes have two or three strings per note, so it is possible that the high-frequency phasing is because some of those strings are out of tune by a few cents. Two other things to consider: Are you using a single microphone, or either a pair or a "stereo" mic? If you are recording in stereo, try moving the ...


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I think this might help https://archive.org/details/SynthesizedPianoNotes You can search in archive.org for more


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There are some issues to solve, but it is doable. I wrote a Java theremin. Available to try out if you have Java 8 running. Consider this a beta test version--please write back if you have suggestions! Contact info is on website. http://adonax.com/main/musicapps.htm Main issues that I've come across: latency smoothness -- easy for there to be "zippering" ...


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