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There are as many ways to mic a piano as there are sound engineers. Using what you have, here are some ideas - this is not comprehensive, it's just to get you thinking outside the box. With all of these, distance from source can make huge differences in the end result. Your room might sound far more reverberant than you expect once you start miking up. You ...


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You can use a telephone pickup-coil to record (plug it into the "mic" jack on your tape-recorder) or amplify (plug it into the "mic" jack on your amp) phone conversations; you can also use one "in reverse" (i.e., plug it into the "ear" or audio-output jack of a sound-player, such as a radio, cassette-deck, etc.) to ...


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The answer from Steve Urban is spot on! If the signal can go from the source and into my console with the levels I expect, and the resulting sound is okay the cable is good enough. This has been my experience from live settings for the past 20 years or so. Whenever I need new cables I want Neutrik plugs, but don't really care about the cable. I'll go for ...


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