#1
So now my new idea is to record grand piano sessions.

The thing is that I do often play improvised drama/horror/theatre kind of music on this grandpiano I've got. The question is, how do I record it? I don't want crystal clear sound (the harshness might contribute to the creepy feel you know) but I want a normal sound you know. So far teh problem is that A. I do not have any computer there (tho this might be fixable with a notebook yeah not a big deal) and B. I do not own any good mic atm.

Budget? I think the budget is close to 0 atm

I might try to lend a stereo field recorder as I thought this would be a nice solution really but I'm 40% positive I'll get one

another idea is to may be rely on a iPod 4g touch mic? (i'll be receiving mine sometimes soon so while I dont have it I can't say if it'll be usable)

3rd idea is may be recording with a video camera that does acceptable audio (tho I dont have an access to one but a iPod 4g or say a Sony Ericsson vivaz are under my reach I think which both record HD video right?)

opinions... are welcome!!!!
#2
Depends how you want to use it. There are a lot of ways to mic a grand piano, and some are more effective than others. Personally, I use three condenser mics, but it sounds like you don't really want a great sound.

This page might give you some ideas: Here

It shows a lot of different configurations and tells you how they'll sound.
#3
I got a good sound out of an upright piano once using a SM58 and a portable field recorder, so if you're not bothered about pristine quality, you can't go far wrong if the piano itself sounds good.
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#5
I like midi Piano because I can EQ each hand seperatly to get the piano to sit better in the mix.

I may actually try to mic a piano sometime...to bad they are two expensive to just buy for recording and to big to move to my apartment. lol
#6
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I like midi Piano because I can EQ each hand seperatly to get the piano to sit better in the mix.

I may actually try to mic a piano sometime...to bad they are two expensive to just buy for recording and to big to move to my apartment. lol

and hard to maintain really, needs a lot of attention from my experience

I hope teh dude will have a pedal for it as well