Using bathroom or laundry as mic room/ echo chamber ?

Discussion in 'Recording Vocals' started by DPMC, Jan 5, 2006.

  1. DPMC

    DPMC Guest

    Hi guys

    i was watching a documentry about Tin Pan Alley and how they created the echo chamber by recording in the bathroom , because of the reverb comming off the chiprock.

    if wanting to record at home , would you recomend using these technic or can you give me any advice into creating a affordable echo chamber mic room.


    cheers
    DPMC
  2. RemyRAD

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    Half the fun in this crazy sonic palette is trying anything that you believe will give you a certain texture with your sound. There is nothing good, there is nothing bad, there is only recording. Many studios in the past created live chambers from back old stairwells, with a microphone at one end and a speaker at the other.

    Now please remember to put the seat down on your guitar amplifier after you are done!

    Remy Ann David
  3. kevinlimse

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    thought of that once, of using a toilet as an isolation for the vocals of a band im working with. Din put it to action because the ambience would be wierd for me, and may seclude the vocalist.. haha, no windows or circulators. Plus I need to wire a mon inside there which i am lazy to..

    Converting the bath room to something acoustically "nice" would be hard as the high humidity will destroy the paddings and stuff, assuming you want to use the bathroom still. plus no carpetting, any leaks there goes...
  4. DPMC

    DPMC Guest

    hey guys

    narr my floors are tiled in the bathroom , actually i wasnt even considering to use the toilent , what i was mainly intrested in i noticed with the material they use in making laundrys and bathrooms its called giprock i belive , i have proberlly spelt that wrong. but its not quite concrete and not quite a foam. It's still solid also.

    however the reason i ask is . if you go into your laundry or bathroom and record anything even jibbish you will automatically get a nice natruall echo and the qauilty of the reverb is outstanding.

    Just wondering if any of you guys have tried to do get a natruall echo for vocals , without using software.
  5. jahtao

    jahtao Guest

    do it. many tracks have been recorded in bathrooms. loads.... erm.. the only one i can remember is Lisa stansfield's - Been Around The World (and i can't find my baby)... her vocal. And i remember reading about a track with sax in a small toilet. Yeah man do it. Please put a mic into the toilet bowl as a room mic and post a little somthing on here!!!!!! PM me when you do.... man do a test and post that siht.
  6. trojanso9

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    yesterday i just ripped everthing out of my 3 ft x 3ft closet and turned it into an iso booth
  7. RemyRAD

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    Well then, be careful that you don't piss on your microphone stands.
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