help with drum platform

Discussion in 'Drums' started by nippdog, Mar 2, 2005.

  1. nippdog

    nippdog Guest

    Hi. I have my whole studio ready to go except I dont know how much 4 inch foam to put above My drum platfoam. The platform is 8ft by 8ft 64 sq. feet. Please help if you have any suggestions.
  2. Hi Nipp!

    It would be best to consider suspending 3 or 4 rigid fiberglass panels like OC 703 or 705, or a similar rockwool product, 3 to 4 inches thick and spaced 3-4 inches (or more depending on your ceiling height) below the ceiling, above your drums. The panels usually come 2' by 4' and various thicknesses. These panels will make your ceiling dissappear acoustically from your mics. Foam products won't be nearly as effective, and the fiberglass/rockwool products are less expensive, but a little more work to install. For further information, check out the Acoustics & Design forum in RO. You cannot purchase rigid fiberglass panels at Home Depot, etc, but check with commercial insulation or HVAC suppliers. There are probably links to suppliers located in California in the Acoustics & Design forum if you take the time to look.

  3. nippdog

    nippdog Guest

    drum platform

    Hi Rick.
    I already put 4'' Foam above the Drums . I haven't Recorded yet but I will let you know how it works out. Thanks for the advice.

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