How to mic a cello

How do I record my cello mic?

When recording cello, a very intuitively simple mic setup can work wonders. Mount a large-diaphragm condenser mic 1-3 feet in front of the instrument, aimed where the bow meets the strings. Experiment with this to play with the tone. A closer mic will get a fuller, deeper tone due to the proximity effect.

How do you mic a piano with one mic?

Single Microphone Recording

You can capture the piano’s full sound with a single mic; place an AT2020 cardioid condenser mic just outside the instrument. As mentioned earlier, you can find the sweet spot by walking the room while the pianist plays. To prevent an overly roomy sound, position the mic closer to the piano.

How do I stop my mic from picking up background noise?

Go to System Preferences. Find Sound preferences and look for the Ambient Noise Reduction tool. Check the box marked Use ambient noise reduction. Move the dial up and down until you find the right balance of sound volume and background noise.

What type of mic is best for piano?

Here are our top 7 handpicked mics for piano recording:

  • #1. MXL 770 – Editor’s best pick. Buy at Amazon. Specifications: …
  • #3. Rode NT5 – Superb for acoustic piano. Buy at Amazon. Specifications: …
  • #4. AKG Pro Audio C414 XLS. Buy at Amazon. …
  • #6. Neumann U87 Ai Stereo. Buy at Amazon. …
  • #7. Sennheiser MKH 8020. Buy at Amazon.

Where should a microphone be placed on a piano?

If you are using a single microphone, position the microphone approximately 8 inches from the piano hammers (to reduce mechanical noise) and 8 – 11 inches above the strings – centered over the piano’s mid point. Pan position should be centered and the piano’s lid should be at full stick.

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