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The Sauder Concert Hall is modeled after New York's Carnegie hall, but on a smaller scale. It has a deliciously warm reverberant signature, so I decided to mike the piano closer than usual, in order to get an optimum balance between that ambience and the direct sound of the Steinway. I used 3 pairs of mikes: an ORTF pair of DPA cardioids; a close spaced pair of DPA 4003 high-voltage omnis; and a more distant pair of DAP 4006 omnis mounted on a Jecklin disc (not in photo). By judicious time alignment and mixing of the three pairs of signals in post-production, I hope to get a sound on CD that will accurately reflect what a listener in row 3 of the hall would have heard.