Did a live stream thing last night (only a couple of songs as part of a charity Christmas event) playing piano (sound check video below just for fun) and it was nice, good fun. However I encountered some annoyances getting it all ready. One of which was my mics picking up the mechanical clunking of my keyboard keys, which was incredibly annoying. Some of it is my keyboard having really loud keys and being a bit flimsy (i'm working on that, probably looking to purchase something with quieter keys although I don't think I'll get something that sounds as nice for my budget) but from my other thread which turned into a bit of a rant from me, it seemed the suggestion was that I needed to get a more directional mic.
I tried my TC Helicon MP75 (which is super-cardioid dynamic), a Marantz Pro MPM-1000 (cardioid condenser), and a Shure PG58 (caridoid dynamic, I think similar to SM58). I used the Shure in the end but in honesty they all sounded the same, with the same problem. I used a sort of clip on screen thing on the mic to try and reduce it, stuffed with acoustic foam between the mic and the shield thing, but that didn't really make any difference.
So what mics should I be looking at considering none of the above worked? Somebody suggested the Rode Procaster but that seems to have the same pickup pattern (cardioid) so I'm not sure why it would be better? I'm a low rent kind of guy but please share all ideas and prices because if I get anywhere with performing on the piano at any point, it could be worth a bigger investment.
Or is there a better way to set it up to help? It's different than playing guitar and singing at the same time because the mic literally needs to be above the keyboard which seemed to not help. When I recorded stuff before that was me playing acoustic and singing there was no issue, it's literally just for piano.
Just a bit lost and confused because there are (and always have been) loads of piano playing singers, and I've googled as much as I can and I can't seem to do anything differently. I'm just a bit concerned that I go out and buy a new keyboard and have exactly the same problem, or only a slight reduction.
Here's my soundcheck example from last night (I didn't perform this song but it's a good warm up song for the voice and checking levels etc:
Thank you in advance