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    Hey,

    So whats the best way of stopping my laptop fan noise ruining my recordings.
    I use an Apple Macbook, but every time I record vocals the noise of it is horrendous!

    I have to record in the same room which is not ideal, I'm also about to put up some panels around my room because of the very bad acoustics, but the laptop noise how do I kill it?!

    Cheers

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    When you're recording, put several thick blankets over the laptop. It should dampen the sound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by squibble94 View Post
    When you're recording, put several thick blankets over the laptop. It should dampen the sound.
    It will probably overheat too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Oshman View Post
    It will probably overheat too.
    I made some baffles from PVC and moving blankets. You could probably make a small "box" frame, maybe 2' x 2' from PVC and then stack blankets and pillows around it to muffle the sound. That should give it enough air to keep from overheating while you are tracking.

    If you have a closet close by, you may be able to rig up a deal with extension cables (video, usb to mouse and external keyboard) where you can run it 'remote'. I do that with my pc and it works great.

    Here are pics of my baffles and my 'pc closet'.









    Low-tech, cheap and easy solutions to reducing room echo and pc noise when recording.
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