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endorka
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Postby endorka » Thu, 2022-Sep-15, 06:37

Getting the low frequencies less resonant will be a massive help for acoustic drums in the room. I speak from experience - I record drums at the back of my control room, sometimes with other musicians in the same room. Everyone is on headphones, and it's been fine. I'd say the way to go is deep insulation with a low GFR. Perhaps you can make good use of your high ceiling for some of this.

Building some gobos to surround the drum kit might also help a little. You'll need gobos with one side as a hard back to get isolation, the insulation alone won't do it. Sometimes people even add a "roof" to this for even more isolation!

Jason built a really useful and good looking bass trap in his live room recently, check out his thread;

viewtopic.php?t=25&start=30

Cheers!
Jennifer



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Postby psb_87 » Fri, 2022-Sep-16, 09:56

You could install a trap similar to what you have on your rear wall in your control room across one wall, then do some soffit traps all the way around the top of the walls/ceiling - this way you don't use floor space but have some nice broad control down to 100hz or so (depending on depth of traps) We typically make the Newell rear wall traps 0.6m - 1.m and the soffits are usually 0.4m-0.6m in height and width. You can make some simple frames from 2x2s, fill with insulation, cover with fabric. You can even install some LED lighting in the bottom face of the traps for a bit more ambiance.



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Postby Dr Space » Fri, 2022-Sep-16, 14:57

endorka wrote:Source of the post Getting the low frequencies less resonant will be a massive help for acoustic drums in the room. I speak from experience - I record drums at the back of my control room, sometimes with other musicians in the same room. Everyone is on headphones, and it's been fine. I'd say the way to go is deep insulation with a low GFR. Perhaps you can make good use of your high ceiling for some of this.

>Building some gobos to surround the drum kit might also help a little. You'll need gobos with one side as a hard back to get isolation, the >insulation alone won't do it. Sometimes people even add a "roof" to this for even more isolation!

Yes.. Joules and I built 3 of these with hard backs and we had 2 of them enclosing the drum kit but it was still too loud.

Jason built a really useful and good looking bass trap in his live room recently, check out his thread;

https://www.digistar.cl/Forum/viewtopic ... 5&start=30

Nice.. I am thinking we just need them in the corners to start....

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Jennifer


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Postby Dr Space » Fri, 2022-Sep-16, 14:59

psb_87 wrote:Source of the post You could install a trap similar to what you have on your rear wall in your control room across one wall, then do some soffit traps all the way around the top of the walls/ceiling - this way you don't use floor space but have some nice broad control down to 100hz or so (depending on depth of traps) We typically make the Newell rear wall traps 0.6m - 1.m and the soffits are usually 0.4m-0.6m in height and width. You can make some simple frames from 2x2s, fill with insulation, cover with fabric. You can even install some LED lighting in the bottom face of the traps for a bit more ambiance.



Thanks Paul.... unfortunately, I can not sacrifice a meter of the live room to put in bass trapping like what is in the control room. It would cost a lot of money to do that for the entire back wall up to 4.2m in the back.. I will start with trying to just trap the bass in the corners..

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scott




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