navindra My take from this, is that for an amateur recording, MIDI will almost always trump.
That's sort of OT here. There are times when one does want to record audio, and not MIDI, which this conversation is about. For example, to compare how much better my acoustic grand sound compared to a digital 🙂
navindra Some acoustic guitars have recording pickups installed. Do acoustic pianos have any such equivalent or is that just MIDI?
Potentially that is possible. It was common in the past as described at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_grand_piano but I have never heard about it in the last 20 years.
dore_m For me I think the Dolby does increase the range and brightness, but also adds some artifacts. At the moderate volume, the non-Dolby recording sounds more realistic.
That is why I am not using it by default yet.
dore_m If you like, I can set up some of my mics and show you different positions and such. Then again, I suppose there are youtube videos on this already. The one below allows you to see how the room affects the sound, as well as the cardioid/omni mic pickup patterns.
Thanks for the offer. If it's just for me, do not worry.
In fact, I watched that and many similar videos when I had the mic I mentioned earlier. Mic positioning made a huge difference, to the level of being skittish (one placement ok, moved 5mm trying to improve, awful, moved "back" to where it was, "barely decent"). With the phone, it does not make so much of a difference. Life is too short to master everything, so I'm passing on learning sound engineering for piano. I am still on the fence WRT the Dolby App, but not holding my breath for that either.