How to bring highs back into a room thats "too dead"?
Whats up GS?
I track and mix in the same room. I dont have the exact measurements(but I did attach a detailed diagram/layout of the room). Ceiling is a little over 8' high. Its a cubic room, if I had to estimate I'd say each wall is around 10-12 feet long.
I have four floor-to-ceiling superchunks with the fluffier fiberglass, 9 thicker Roxul Safe n Sound panels spread throughout the room at reflection points, and I also built 3 movable gobo-style panels with two layers of the Roxul Safe n Sound(one on the front n one on the back, basically a doubled up panel for each of the 3 gobos.
To me the room sounds rather lifeless. I understand that I can always add in reverb, but it seems like the natural highs of the vocals is lacking. Dare I say that the room sounds a little boomy with all the absorbtion.
I think that I want it this way for when I mix, most people seem to favor deader rooms for mixing/mastering from what I understand. However, I want more highs and that open and airy quality back for when Im tracking vocals.
The three movable gobos, though they look like a simple build, were a huge P.I.T.A. to build, so I dont want to junk em. Especially since they give me the deader sound I want for the mixing part. I also want the most low/muddy absorbption possible, so removing panels would sacrifice what I WANT gone from the room too.
So I need the help of the experts here.. how can I go about bringing the highs back into the room for the tracking phase? I thought I read something about simply putting some kind of plastic or something over panels? Something along these lines would be great, because I could simply take it down when I start mixing. If not, please steer me in the right direction. Any help is appreciated