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Recording Piano: Ribbons or Condensers?

When you record piano, do you use condensers or ribbon mics?

Here's an A/B comparison between pairs of our 4400a condensers and our VR2 active ribbons - see if you can hear the subtle differences. The condensers have a more immediate attack and transient response, but the ribbons have a lovely midrange and low-end warmth to them - which do you prefer?

Full-res WAV files are below the video - we recommend listening on good headphones!

 

Sound:
Frederik Brandt Jakobsen, www.frederikbrandtjakobsen.dk

Piano:
Artur Tuźnik, www.arturtuznik.com

Photos:
Rune Rogren, www.runerogren.com