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 Post subject: The Ideal Spot for the Edirol
PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 10:06 am 
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What's the best place to set the edirol? Under the piano, in the piano, suspended half a meter above the strings? Which is best for maximum tone volume with minimum mechanical noise?

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After quite some experimenting, I now place it at the far end of the grand (i.e. opposite of the keyboard), just outside and above the rim of the curved end. The lid fully open. This seems to get the best result so far. Means I have to get up between tracks, but what the heck, I can still walk without a cane :wink:
But it probably depends on instrument, acoustic, and lord knows whatever, so your mileage may vary. A good reverb post-processing seems to be essential, I don't think the Edirol's reverb settings are any good.

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Remind me, please. What's good software for editing the sound, namely, adding reverb? Thanks.

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CoolEdit (these days integrated in Adobe Audition) is great. On the freeware sound, Audacity and Wavepad are used. Don't know about their reverb quality though... Robert has details on how to do reverb with Audacity.

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I have worked in the sound recording business and studios since I was in grade school and have used a lot of different pieces of software for editing audio, but over the years I've found that nothing beats Sound Forge for single-track editing. It's not free (pretty far from it, actually), but it is very intuitive, very powerful, and isn't bloated all to death like most "audio environment" software (protools, etc.). Comes with the toki seal of approval.


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Location: Obamanation, unfortunately...
ontop of the speakers! :lol:

I would not place it near the action because when I did this (on that 7' steinway at Alverno) I could hear when I used the pedal and such.

What kind of piano do you have? Because the spot for grands and for uprights will vary.


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