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Old 2011-11-04, 16:01
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Recording piano

I'm recording a song I wrote for piano a few years back. I'm having a bit of trouble with it, as the dynamics and register vary so much; in particular there's a part that's ff to fff in the lower registers and, well, it comes out pretty much as a garbled mess with a bit of a melody to it.

Now, I don't have a very sophisticated setup at all, just a keyboard -> Alto PBM8.250 (Mk II) mixer board -> basic, standard mac Garage band. But I still think you should be able to get something decent out of it; I actually think the results are pretty good for most of the song. So yea, I'm fiddling around with frequencies, feedback terminators, compressors, output volume at various stages, recording volume, what-have-you. I really just wanted to ask if anyone here has some advice off the top of their head about what might be a good way to think about this? Or if someone has some experience of this particular type of problem?

I am considering chopping up the recording and doing this part separately, but that still leaves the question of how to get some decent sound on it.
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