Having just joined the Piano Society Forum, I submitted my first thread on "Making 'Professional' Home Recordings" [Useful Resources]. In the good spirit of music, I wanted to share some thoughts and ideas with people wanting to record with studio gear on their own. I usually don't tout my horn, but some members indicated that I should post an unedited sample on this page - so here it is... Setup: (2) AKG C414B-XLS mics. Placed 3ft from the curve, 5ft high, spaced 10in. Avalon Design AD2022 Preamp Yamaha CDR1000 (built in 20bit A/D with Apogee UV-22 dithering) Music Room: 35x14x8.5ft in an open floor plan with connecting dining room and foyer. Ambient Volume = 6,000 cu.ft. Piano: Steinway B The piano was tuned 4 months ago. Sorry, the soft pedal "clunk" will be fixed soon.