Rcording song from Keyboard

I have been trying to record a song on my keyboard (grand piano). I am using an HP desktop running windows 7. I have a yamaha keyboard. When I attempt to make a recording and play it back, the sound is all wrong. When I make the recording, I’m using the sustain pedal, but when I playback the recording, the sounds play and quickly fade out, as if I weren’t using a sustain pedal at all. And the music from the playback sounds thin, not rich as it is when I play the keyboard. Can anybody tell me what I’m donig wrong?

How are you doing that? You will need to describe in detail what you are doing, what equipment you are using, what settings, etc.

You have a Grand Piano like a Steinway and a Yamaha keyboard?

How did you mic the Steinway?

This has never worked, right? Maybe in an older computer?


I’m using a Yahama Praggaro keyboard, in grand piano mode. All I’m doing is clicking the record button on Audacity and playing a song on the keyboard, but I keep getting that tinny, wierd sound where the notes quickly cut off when I play it back. In contrast, when I sing or play my guitar, it sounds all right.

If you are using the built-in microphone on a laptop computer you are not going to get a good quality recording.
Make sure that the recording “Enhancements” are turned off: http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/FAQ:Recording_-_Troubleshooting#enhancements