PIANO RECORDING STUDIO
Record wonderful piano sessions with our Yamaha C-3 Grand piano
Professional Grand Piano Recordings in London
The challenges of recording a Grand Piano are well known by both pianists and sound engineers. The richness and depth of this percussive and melodious instrument propose the most difficult challenges at the time of capturing its full charm.
Being a concert pianist myself helps me having a clear perspective on what we all expect from a successful piano recording.
Yamaha C3 Grand
The studio is equipped with a new Yamaha C3 grand piano. Benefiting from improvements in both resonance and expressive control, C series grand are the product of Yamaha's commitment to detail. The C3 is able to meet the requirements of almost any performer.
Transparent reverberation and lush harmonics enable the C3 to fulfil the stringent requirements of the professional performer for fine expressive control.
The main layer of our recordings are made using AUDIX SC25A Microphones, recognised as one of the most successful piano recording units in the world.
They are used by famous artists such as “The Piano Guys” because they guarantee a warm but deep sound, maybe the most difficult quality to achieve in a piano recording.
For the ambience, we use Behringer and ZOOM microphones. Juan Rezzuto is a professional post-graduate composer and he is in charge of the mastering services. We also count with the advise and help of our sound engineers.
"The Piano Guys" - One Direction
March 25, 2014
A huge thank you to Juan for the recording session today. It's the second time I've recorded with Juan and both times I've been very pleased with the results. Excellent piano / sound quality and a very enjoyable experience speaking with Juan and working with him through mastering. Juan is very patient and absolutely wants to get the best for your recording. Thanks Juan, see you again soon.
February 13, 2014
I would like to extend a huge thank you to Juan and his team at WKMT for helping me make a wonderful recording of Chopin last Friday: Their Yamaha piano is flawless with a beautiful, clear tone and the tuning was impeccable. The microphones are of the highest quality too, and the end result was well-balanced, dynamic and very natural-sounding - I was absolutely thrilled! WKMT can certainly compete with many of the other classical recording studios in London (and their prices are very reasonable too). Juan, with his friendly and relaxed, but extremely professional disposition, created the perfect recording environment, and he is always on hand, if you need any technical help, advice or artistic inspiration. Take note pianists: if you need a recording for an audition, competition entry or showcase, this should be your first port of call in West London - I cannot recommend them highly enough!
July 11, 2013
Johan de Cock
Chopin: Waltz in C sharp minor, Op.64 No.2.
First of all, the environment should be the appropriate one. Working within a relaxed atmosphere is paramount if we want to show our full performance potential. In our studio, we have a wide range of coffee amenities to complete the most welcoming and inspiring recording experience including Nespresso coffee on demand and a comprehensive tea selection. Our piano room is comfortable, warm and introspective to guarantee you will feel at home during your session.
Audio / Video Portfolios
We also specialize in producing professional video portfolios for concert pianists and composers. We are equipped with two high definition cameras and the best video editing suites possible: Adobe Premier and Adobe After Affects.
Op.28 Two musical moods
played by Juan Rezzuto on the Yamaha C3
Chopin Op. 10 No. 1
played by Juan Rezzuto on the Yamaha C3
On-site recording / touring
We are ready to provide you with the very best in specialized on-site recording service. All our microphones and cameras can be mounted in any position which may be required to give the best recording. We understand how important it is to be relaxed and focused on the day of the performance. That is why, being professional classic musicians ourselves, we guarantee no interference at all with your artistic momentum.
£355.00 for the first two hours
£190.00 Extra piano recording hours
£95.00 per hour - Mixing and Mastering
We are ideally located in the heart of West Kensington, less than One minute walk from West Kensington Tube station (District Line) and 4 minutes walk from Barons Court Station (Piccadilly line) within a magnificent and quiet building: Kensington Hall Gardens.