Wood Room

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by nandoph8, Sep 20, 2004.

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  1. nandoph8

    nandoph8 Active Member

    Sep 6, 2004
    I have a room with wood ceilings and a wood floor. The walls, 2 of them are brick and two are sheetrock. Should I completely deaden the walls? when the walls are bare the room sound is "ok". But if i deaden the walls will that ruin the purpuse of the wood ceailing and floor. This is a room for drums btw
  2. jonyoung

    jonyoung Well-Known Member

    Dec 31, 2003
    Check out the acoustics forum. There's nothing wrong with a live sounding room, you can selectively "deaden" certain parts of it, especially with portable, moveable treatments. It's funny, so many people remove all ambience from a room and then smother the mix with reverb later. :roll: It will help to add some bass traps and midrange diffusers to eliminate any nodes and flutter echo.
  3. bap

    bap Member

    Nov 22, 2003
    It might depend on the size of room, but I tend to enjoy larger rooms with brick and wood - especially if there's lot's of ceiling space.

    I heard once that bricks walls were J. S. Bach's favorite wall material for organ.
  4. jdlee23

    jdlee23 Guest

    Sounds like an awesome room. I would run an RT60 measurement if you can. If you know of any studios that you like the recordings from, you can call them and they will give you their measurements, they will have them on file, just tell them you are doing research. Once you find your optimum measurement, use selective baffles and dispersion materials to get as close as possible. There is info on all this stuff in the Acoustics section.

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