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    Hanging thick blankets.

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    Hi. I have been recording in my home studio for a little over a year now, I have been looking at getting Auralex foam to help boost the sound of my recordings, but I was wondering, if I use some thick moving blankets would this cut out the brightness and sound reflections I am currently experiencing? I usually notice this in my drum tracks, not that I am dissappointed in them, but I would like to get a better recording on them.
    I was told this would be a good and inexpensive way to do this, by hanging blankets around the "source" I am recording. Does anyone have any experience with this??

    Oh, here is a pic of my studio.
    https://photobucket.com/albums/v209/Grail_72/

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    It could help. However first I would move the drums a couple of feet out from that corner. Your overhead mic is closer to the ceiling than to several of the drums, which could be giving you some screwy reflections.

    Also I notice your monitors are not at the same level. You need to fix that.

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    I agree with MS......... try moving the drums 1st.......

    Depending on how much help you need - the blanket's might help if you only need a little bit of acoustic treatment - they won't help a lot.

    BUT - if you use blankets be certain to pick up some fabric fire-retardant and treat them so they won't sustain a fire.

    Rod

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    $10 from Harbor Freight (I picked up several for $8 on sale at one of their local stores)

    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=46115

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimOBrien
    $10 from Harbor Freight (I picked up several for $8 on sale at one of their local stores)

    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=46115

    Damn!!! that is a Deal! I was looking at this:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...777774188&rd=1

    but yeah blankets will change the sound noticably; although they won't really "proof" anything. try recording a vocal track with and without a blanket behind the mic and the difference is huge. my question is: why are you not happy with a "bright" drum sound?

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    hi

    i see so many problems number one is he has NO HOLE in his kickdrum (not it)but the kick will sound so amazing after its has a hole TWO u shouldn't use one mic for both toms and 3 like everyone says ur in a corner

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    Quote Originally Posted by termipa
    i see so many problems number one is he has NO HOLE in his kickdrum (not it)but the kick will sound so amazing after its has a hole TWO u shouldn't use one mic for both toms and 3 like everyone says ur in a corner

    #1, a hole in the kick is not absolutely necessary just fairly common
    #2 Who (besides you) says you can't use 1 mic for both mounted toms.
    #3 Probably should get out of the corner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shonejason View Post
    You can try Hanging Blanket – Sound Blanket Curtain. It is always dense and heavy. The most common barrier material is a flexible mass-loaded vinyl with a density about 4.0 kg/m2.
    I think he's sorted things out by now...this thread is from 2005.

    It's OK...sometimes people miss the last active date of threads...and unintentionally resurrect an old one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miroslav View Post
    I think he's sorted things out by now...this thread is from 2005.

    It's OK...sometimes people miss the last active date of threads...and unintentionally resurrect an old one.
    Damn! I missed out on a blanket thread and I have data.

    Although this looks suspiciously like a marketing ploy of some kind. Do a search (or have AI do it for you) and post a reply showing your product.

    Maybe I'm just a paranoid cynic, though. It happens.

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    Hell, old thread or not, could have used some thick blankets to throw over that one long ass thread.

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