“I chose the PM40 Pianomic System because it gets that sound I’m looking for, the mic response is defined and even across the entire keyboard, and it’s very easy to set up.”
Cecil Ramirez is a contemporary jazz pianist and composer from Sacramento, CA, USA. He has also been the national sales manager for Mason & Hamlin piano company in Haverhill, MA since 1996. These parallel careers, along with his background as an audio engineer, have helped to define what Cecil looks for in getting a great piano sound.
“I’m blessed to work with great pianos every day and see them in various concert venues and studios around the world. I’m inherently familiar with what our pianos sound like, both live and on recordings, so finding a mic system that would faithfully capture the sound of my Mason & Hamlin BB grand for recording my new album was critical. I chose the PM40 Pianomic System because it gets that sound I’m looking for, the mic response is defined and even across the entire keyboard, and it’s very easy to set up. The piano sound I recorded on the album sits in the mix beautifully on the high energy songs as well as the slower tunes. I’ve had many audio and piano people ask me how my piano was mic’ed and, when I tell them about the PM40, they all nod their heads as if they already knew.”
Cecil has performed with and been a music director for major and established indie artists, including Brian Culbertson, Kim Waters, Paul Brown, Eric Darius, Darren Rahn, Michael Lington, Tom Braxton, Andre Delano, Steve Oliver, Jessy J, Vincent Ingala, Phil Denny, Elan Trotman, Lebron, Lin Rountree, Althea Rene, and Nelson Rangell. His latest album “Party In The Back” was released on June 10, 2015.