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The Studio Business Book: A Guide to Professional Recording Studio Business and Management, Third Edition by Jim Mandell, Mitch Gallagher

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Choosing a Piano Tuner

Every studio with a live room still needs a piano. It’ll always be a classic rhythm section instrument, and singers, composers, and producers will use it to work out parts between takes during sessions.

The piano you buy should be a grand or baby grand, not a spinet or an upright. There’s just no comparison, sound-wise, and with a grand, you have an elegant piece of furniture that doesn’t have to be pushed flat against a wall and can be miked properly.

Your tuner can be a valuable asset when you’re buying a piano. Before you sink a few grand into the grand you found in the local Pennysaver, hire your tuner to come with you to check the instrument’s condition. Just like a mechanic checking a used car ...

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