I've recently completed a two-day studio recording session, working on a variety of operatic transcriptions and paraphrases with the intention of releasing a (second) commercial CD at the end of the process. The piano was a 1984 Steinway D, good condition and tuned directly before each day's recording, but with a slightly bright treble. I have numerous sound samples but will restrict it to the following and I wouldn't mind opinions on the sound. The recording was done with a combination of close mics (I have attached photos of their position) and room mics. As yet, their respective levels have not been played around with, nor has any noise reduction been performed. One caveat I should mention is that I have not currently got the ProTools recording files as wavs; all I have are high quality MP3s, and some low-frequency reduction was applied experimentally by the studio (with the aim of reducing extraneous pedal noise) to them prior to me receiving them. Sample 1: Attached, coda of Thalberg's Moses Fantasy, file splice-edited, albeit only in Audacity, from otherwise unaltered MP3s as received from recording sessions. Sample 2: Attached, Liszt Rienzi Fantasy, one take, no splicing, cut from longer MP3 received from recording sessions. Sample 3: (coda of Thalberg's Moses Fantasy - this has been splice-edited, albeit only by me in Audacity; more sophisticated tools are available in-studio). I attempted to reverse the studio bass boost, and took a few db off the high treble using the equalization tool in Audacity. Sample 4: https://soundcloud.com/andrew-wright-35/liszt-fantasy-on-themes-from-rienzi - one take, no splicing. EQ applied as in Sample 3. Sample 5: https://soundcloud.com/andrew-wright-35/jaell-reminiscences-de-norma-studio-one-take - one take, no splicing other than to remove a dodgy page-turn, very marginal EQ manipulation of the treble (down) and a little bass boost. I have about 450 mins of such takes to listen to.. some bits worse, some bits better, but advice on the sound quality and characteristics would be most helpful before I launch into further editing.