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Acoustic panels on speaker box

Discussion in 'Recording' started by HaHallur, May 25, 2010.

  1. HaHallur

    HaHallur Active Member

    The sound I'm looking for is a very tight metal distortion.

    I'm wondering if it will be beneficial to surround the 12" x 4 speaker box I´m using with acoustic panels, creating a sort of closed space for the microphone.

    I'm using Peavey JSX 120w head and I have a couple of high end guitars with humbuckers.

    Should I build the panels I need or should I do this without them?
  2. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    I would build a few gobos. 3 would do for this. For now you could use a heavy blanket. A moving blanket would work. There's a tutorial around here somewhere for building acoustic panels/bass traps.

    Here we are.
  3. HaHallur

    HaHallur Active Member

    oh, I have no problem building the panels, i'm just wondering if its beneficial for this task :)
  4. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    I used to use large gobos all the time for this. It definitely gives you more control over the sound. It's not great for every application but if you want that close mic'd sound, this is a good way to get it.

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