Tailoring your sound
While the technique above is a great starting point, sometimes you may want to further tailor your sound to get closer to what’s in your head. And while it’s important to understand that the most important sonic factor is the sound of the piano itself (and how it’s played), there are some easy ways you can adjust the timbre of your recordings.
One trick is to move your microphone (Spire Studio in this case) to fine-tune the balance of lower and upper strings on the piano. By moving Spire Studio left towards the lower register, its balance will shift towards low notes, and moving it towards the higher register will do the opposite. Depending on what you’re playing, this can make the difference in balancing your sound.
Another, although perhaps the obvious trick is to vary the distance of your Spire Studio from the piano. The closer it is, the tighter and more articulated the sound will be (with less room reverberation), and the further it is, the more the sound of the room will be present. Although for most purposes you’ll probably find that a closer sound will be appropriate—if you’re room doesn't sound excellent then you may find the distanced recordings sound more like a voice memo!
Try Spire Studio’s recording effects
If you want to give the piano you’re recording a different feel entirely, try reaching for Spire Studio’s recording effects. Under the “Spaces” category, there is a variety of different reverbs that can bring the sound of your piano into an entirely different room. And if you’re feeling adventurous, you can even use some of Spire Studio’s other effects to create some pretty crazy and unconventional sounds for your piano.