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"In Studio" Video | with AEA Mics



"In Studio" Video | with AEA Mics


In our second "In Studio" video series, Paul, Tom and myself decided to take a selection of AEA Ribbon microphones and head to the wonderful Masterchord Studios in North London to record their Steinway Model D Concert Grand Piano.

We decided to record a single Piano performance tracked through multiple microphones at the same time, allowing comparison between the tonal varieties on offer from AEA.

The mics and equipment used:

  • AEA KU4 - Recorded through the AEA TRP mic preamp
  • AEA R88mkII - Recorded through the AEA TRP mic preamp

By focusing on careful mic placement, this allowed us to partner mic preamps that were musical, but also transparent, allowing the richness, detail and character of each AEA microphone to be captured in full.

The Piano was recorded at 24bit 192kHz using AVID i/o converters and no Compression or EQ was used on any of the examples. The original raw audio files for each mic used in the Video are available to download below.

Download the Audio Files HERE



All AEA mics and preamps are available for demo and evaluation in your own space from KMR Audio.

Thank you to Michele at Masterchord.


By Nick Mitchell

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