In the past I have recorded for ABRSM piano exams on a digital piano on my iPad. I would like to know what I could do to improve the sound quality in digital recordings in the future. Could you please help with suggestions for sound quality improvement? Thanks!

  • Sorry, but as worded it's hard to tell whether it's a request for product recommendation [which is off-topic] or one for 'how to record piano?' which is far too broad to answer in a few paragraphs.
    – Tetsujin
    Nov 21, 2022 at 11:49
  • Welcome! Please read about the topics covered here and how to get objective answers, and then use the edit button to explain some more. One easy (and useless) answer would be "use something better than an iPad." But assuming that you want to keep using the iPad, there are some suggestions like: use an app that doesn't apply any compression or noise filtering, make sure the mic is unobstructed (or use an external mic), and experiment with placement. Nov 21, 2022 at 13:22
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    Please update the question to include: What type of piano (upright, grand)? What location (size of room and type of surfaces)? What other equipment do you have at your disposal? Are there minimum or recommended standards set by ABRSM for the recordings? (N.B.: Many here will not know what ABRSM is.)
    – Theodore
    Nov 21, 2022 at 14:23
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    This presumably is for performance exams, which require a continuous video of 4 pieces. That means the video needs to be showing the player and hands. You'd need a remote mic, and a decent piano mic is expensive!
    – Tim
    Nov 21, 2022 at 15:22
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    By the way, I missed the phrase "on a digital piano." You don't mean that you're using a piano app on the iPad, do you? If you mean that you're playing an actual physical digital piano, then of course it complicates the question of "sound" even more: use a different patch? external speakers? a different piano? an actual acoustic piano? Nov 21, 2022 at 18:13


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