Dylan Powell’s Kawai 1106 Mini Grand Piano is quite an expressive instrument. There are 25 keys that play metal pipes, which are very accurately tuned. The lid opens just like a real grand piano, although there are no foot pedals.
We recorded it simultaneously with spaced Earthworks omnis and the new Trance Audio Stereo Inducer contact mic system. The contact mics give a lot of thud and key noise to the signal, allowing you to adjust the amount of physicality in the result.