Recording drums in a big stone church

Discussion in 'Drums' started by Twood, Jul 25, 2005.

  1. Twood

    Twood Active Member

    Feb 19, 2005
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    I`ve got the opportunity to record in a big stone church. It has stone tiles on the floor and 3 out of 4 walls are concrete. The last wall is wood/cloth. The ceiling is wood too.

    I`ve been reading several places in RO that the bigger the room, the better, when it comes to recording drums.

    The church is about 30x30 meters and floor hight is aprox. 12 meters.

    Do you think recording drums in that stone church is a good idea?
  2. Johnjm22

    Johnjm22 Guest

    I don't know. It might have too much echo.

    Bigger isn't always better when your recording drums.
  3. Boltino

    Boltino Guest

    I agree with Johnjm22. I sounds like it has potential, but it could end up being a total stinker. If you have time in the space, experimenting with placement of the kit and some acousitc treatment (even just a few heavy blankets) could make a huge difference. Let us know how it turns out. Good Luck!
  4. jamiey

    jamiey Guest

    Definately take advantage of this oppertunity, if anything it'll be a huge learning experience.

    There are some portable products that may help control the sound a bit. I remember recently seeing 'tube' type diffusors that can be setup around drums and other instruments or ensambles that claimed to do a good job. Probably expensive, but may be a thing to research.

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