Recording MIDI or Audio Only ?

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Re: Recording MIDI or Audio Only ?

Post by JeanieLarkin » Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:27 am

martinmichelson wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:28 pm
Pvgeldrop wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:21 am
martinmichelson wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:59 pm
If you are a piano player and you have a good real piano, a midi keyboard combined with a vst-piano plugin could never compete with the sound and the feeling.
Can't really agree on that one. An 88 weighted-key MIDI controller with a high-end piano VI produces great quality recordings. Unless you have a concert grand at home that you can record, piano VIs will often produce a better result.
I agree about the recording. I think I have some quite good digital instruments. But I get the best ideas when I play my 100 years old Steinway.
That is so true - much more inspired also when playing a real piano, that is where I harvest my ideas. Interesting!... But all my recordings are done via a Yamaha Clavinova.

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Re: Recording MIDI or Audio Only ?

Post by annayarbrough » Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:34 am

MathieuF wrote:
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I find as long as you've got plenty of parameters around what you do - and it's all explained upfront - you rarely have issues later on. With my clients I've got a different pricing structure depending on whether it's acoustic or virtual, set number of revisions, time limit on revisions (I don't honor them past a certain point without charging extra), a small charge for extra revisions (beyond what I include with the project) and a larger charge for complete re-writes or total re-works. And I've found that having everything explained upfront usually results in the client being more clear and specific with what they want... so much so that revisions have even become rare. I find people to be very understanding when they're aware of how everything works/the ins and outs of the process :)
Thanks for the replay Anna ! Very valuable information.

I will start to explain my process more in details before doing any future session work now.
Welcome! I usually do one or the other, but doing both is an interesting idea to me. Could be a cool package deal kinda thing.

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