Thanks for your kind comments.
Well, details you want and details you get.
I use two unidirectional mics named MT58 but actually no trade mark(!) and a 6 channel Mixer named Alto S6. From the mixer, I have a stereo phono connection to the Edirol which records everything directly in MP3-format. I located the microphones at the back of the piano to reduce the noise I make myself and which originates from the room itself. I panorate the left mic to the left and right mic to the right to represent the sound I hear when I sit at the piano. Perhaps even more as it sounds nice in headphones.
I make sure I record a couple of seconds with noise in the beginning to be able to do noise reduction.
Then I make the recording until I am satisfied. I edit the recording using Audacity where I use the noise I have recorded in the beginning to make the noise reduction. As the program digitally learns what the noise profile, you can actually remove that specific noise out of the recording. But if one choose to remove too much, the sound will get tweaked too much. See the picture below
After I have done this and have the dry signal, I will add reverb and the best plugin I have found is named GVerb. See the picture below.
Also, as I have a "slient grand", I can use the headphone connection to line out the sound.
To make this example a bit more clear, I have recorded the beginning of the Ravel prelude of Le Tombeau de Couperin first with the Edirol mic (children in the background, sorry), then I have the same recording directly from the mics, after the noise reduction and finally after I have added reverb. I also attach the recording directly from the headphone connection and a sample of the noise.
This is quite off topic...I know.