So, what is a cardioid mic? The most common unidirectional microphone is a cardioid microphone, so named because the sensitivity pattern is "heart-shaped", i.e. a cardioid. ... The cardioid response reduces pickup from the side and rear, helping to avoid feedback from the monitors.
Into the bargain, how do you mic a console piano?
What do YouTubers use for mics?
The vast majority of YouTubers and vloggers opt for USB microphones. These are ideal for anything you're recording near a computer, including gaming walkthroughs, product demos, tutorials, music, interviews, commentaries, and voiceovers.
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ZINGYOU Condenser Microphone Bundle, BM-800 Mic Kit with Adjustable Mic Suspension Scissor Arm, Shock Mount and Double-Layer Pop Filter for Studio Recording & Brocasting (BM-800 Microphone Bundle)
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USB Microphone,Fifine Metal Condenser Recording Microphone for Laptop MAC or Windows Cardioid Studio Recording Vocals, Voice Overs,Streaming Broadcast and YouTube Videos-K669B
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ZaxSound Professional Cardioid Condenser Microphone with Tripod Stand for PC, Laptop, iPhone, iPad, Android Phones, Tablets, Xbox and YouTube Recording, Black
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XTUGA MA-200 Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone Designed for Instrument with 2 Stand Mount Clip,Clip-on Instrument Microphone Great for Saxophones,Piano,Guitar
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Digital Electronic Musical Keyboard - Kids Learning Keyboard 49 Keys Portable Electric Piano w/ Drum Pad, Recording, Rechargeable Battery, Microphone - Pyle PKBRD4112
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AKG P220 Cardioid Condenser Microphone for Vocals, Pianos, Horns, Woodwind and String Instruments Bundle with Blucoil 10-FT Balanced XLR Cable, and Boom Arm Plus Pop Filter
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There is no single correct way to mic up a piano. You can use a variety of techniques to capture your instrument's wide range of tones. Probably the most popular microphone technique for grand piano involves positioning a pair of small-diaphragm omnidirectional mics directly over the strings, just past the hammers.
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.