Steve Savage Piano Sessions

I am currently mixing songs for my buddy Steve Savage. He lives in Holland, so I email him Mixes.
When listening to the song Soul Search, he felt he wants to add a piano. Steve cought the train and arrived at my studio Hedgehog Recorders this morning.
Mics set up, big smile on the face, let’s go …

Speaking of Mics: We are using two Coles STC 4038 ribbons in a stereo configuration, plus a Royer 122 (mono) . Nice choice for this particular grand piano. The Royer chain is: Avalon737->1178->SSL-Desk->Protools. Both, the unprocessed mic signal and a heavily compressed(1178)/reduced-bandwidth mult ist recorded. We want to capture character sounds and stay flexible.