Cinesamples release CinePiano

Cinesamples release CinePiano

How do Cinesamples follow an act like Piano In Blue?  They record a stunning 9' grand piano at the MGM Scoring Stage at Sony Pictures Studios in Los Angeles. Introducing Cinesamples CinePiano...

Their goal was to record a detailed piano library at the same scoring stage as their flagship CineSymphony libraries for seamless integration and to provide four distinct characters of the piano through a variety of microphone and mixing techniques. 

Of the recording process, Cinesamples Audio Director Tim Starnes says: 
"The recording for Piano In Blue worked so well, I returned to the vintage Neumann M49 microphone pair and its position that I used on PIB.  The M49s were powered by a pair of Neve 1073 pre amps to imitate the Neve 8078 console that recorded PIB.  Also as on PIB, I placed a pair of small capsule condenser microphones near the tail of the piano.  In addition to the standard room array, Adam placed several other close microphone pairs to provide options for other characters. The four unique characters are derived from these various microphones and the mixing process that followed."