Reply To: Hohner HM-36

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AvatarLowboy
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Hi Kevin and others,

The following applies to a Hohner Piano 36.

I have noticed lately that if I have my mic (a Sure SM 57) on the left side of the keyboard, the amplified sound is brighter and has more harmonics. If I have the mic on the right sight of the keyboard, the sound is louder, fuller, darker, smoother, and has fewer harmonic overtones. I prefer the latter but will use both positions depending upon the sound I want.

The above observation suggests that when recording or amplifying a melodica, one should try different microphone positions. The difference in tonality can be significant.

When the mic is on the right side, it tends to get in the way of playing.

Lowboy

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