Recording a piano is a fundamental process in music production. It requires proper placement of microphones, recording equipment, and a well-prepared piano.


Here are some steps to follow in recording a piano:

  1. Choose the right microphone: A good quality microphone is essential to capture the piano's sound accurately. Condenser microphones are commonly used for piano recordings because they are sensitive and can capture high-frequency sounds.
  2. Set up the microphones: Position the microphones above the piano's strings, pointed towards the soundboard. You can experiment with different microphone placements to achieve different sounds.
  3. Set up the recording equipment: Connect the microphones to the audio interface and set the recording levels.
  4. Test the setup: Play the piano to check if the sound is coming through the recording system. Adjust the microphone positions if necessary.
  5. Record the piano: Once satisfied with the setup, hit the record button and start playing.
  6. Mix the piano: After recording, you can mix the piano track in your digital audio workstation to adjust the levels, EQ, and other effects.


Recording a piano takes practice and experimentation, but with some experience you can achieve a great sound that will add value to your music production.