Opionion on Rolnad TD 20

Discussion in 'Recording Studio Instruments' started by stormrider_gr, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. stormrider_gr

    stormrider_gr

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    Hello everyone. I'm building a new studio. Dew to lack of space and a limited budget I'm considering building a booth for guitars and vocals , and buy the Roland td 20 V Drums. That idea comes handy because i need more money to build a room to fit drums plus mics and pre amps.... I have all the other equipment i need to have the studio...

    What is your opinion on that matter ???
     
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  2. RemyRAD

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    I would say if you're going with those Roland TD 20 digital drum set, screw the guitar and vocal booth. You just need a GOBo, with a window in it, placed in front of the vocalist. And that will cost you virtually nothing. I like open rooms and I don't like booths. Who wants anything recorded in a phone booth? I know I don't. So it's microphone selection more than anything else. Condenser microphones on the vocal may not cut it but a dynamic will. There is no loss of quality when cutting a vocal with a dynamic microphone of the right type. Dynamic microphones definitely have their place in smaller more cramped areas. Like, Greece.

    Calamari lover, Greek style. Love that octopus also.
    Mx. Remy Ann David
     
  3. stormrider_gr

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    Hello RemyRAD....thanks a lot...Roland TD 20 KX is in the studio already...the small room i ghad already made has a small reverb. What do you suggest in order to take it down...I like the small naturalreverb...i think i would like to keep it that way...What you think.. any kits from Auralex maybe to reduce it?

    Glad to find a guys here in the forum that likes Greece. We live in difficult times here with the stupid politicians and this is a great supportive message you gave me...thanks a lot. I would be glad to meet you in person and work together in my studio if you ever come in Athens again and take you a small tour around the city !!!

    Take care mate !
     
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    If you like the reverb like ambience of your room, the only thing you need to have is not absorption but diffusion. Diffusion doesn't come from the foam. It comes from highly erratic reflective surface areas. This prevents parallel surfaces from creating nasty, short delay slap echoes while allowing the ambience to bloom by multiple surface diffusion. These devices are frequently created with nice wood frames with an interesting geometry of hard surface stuff. So they hang nicely on a wall or better still, glued to the walls. And you don't need to cover all of the walls with them. They need to be put in strategic places opposite other parallel surfaces. Then you'll still have ambience without nasty flutter echoes. So there is more than just acoustical devices that can actually be utilized placed on your walls in a decorative manner to create diffusion such as small wooden sculptures, paintings of Elvis on black velvet, all sorts of religious symbols, your child's series of growing up shoes, coat racks, and bookshelves with lots of different sized books placed randomly on the shelf. Remember, the foam is best utilized for birth control purposes.

    I don't practice... birth control.
    Mx. Remy Ann David
     
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    Thanx a lot...i will check the alternatives in reducing the reverb... i recorded a demo song and there is not that bad...is very nice that little natural reverb...i will take my finall decision sortly...thanks a lot..you are welcome in Athens anytime !!! And don't believe the media...