Recording the piano at home – Part 6: The Simplest Solution

The simplest solution for recording your piano at home is to use an all-in-one standalone digital audio recorder. The most popular ones are:

No mess, no fuss. Pop it on a stand, find a good location for it, and record away. Note that the M-Audio MicroTrack II does not have provision for a stand, so you will have to improvise.

For editing and simple mastering you can either use the supplied software, or else use Audacity. It’s free, has a good feature set, and you can even get free plug-ins for it, e.g., Voxengo’s MSED plug-in for doing Mid-Side decoding. Audacity is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, and Linux.

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