Studio SOS: Tom Hennessey
I thought this was a decent article for improving a poor room
Also attached is a picture of the SE Reflexion Filter... a very good idea...
I'm not a big closet guy...
Plus closets tend to get very hot and that can definitely disrupt a performance.
Also... if you use all your treatment on the closet, then whats gonna happen to your room? Yes you have to record, but you also have to hear it... and mix it....
I'm not talking about you when I say this because you seem to have a desire to treat your entire room... But I get bothered by people who treat only the booth...
With all that being said... I find the reflexion filter, with the mic facing into a corner... and the corner decently treated will help your sound dramatically... then you can use as much space as you like.. want a smaller recording space, move closer to the corner... a bigger space? move further from the corner
Originally Posted by Illmo
I call BS !As an MC, I have been stuffd in plented of closets with foam, Aurelex, and blankets, and when fully covered, it is anything but BOOMY.Its usually just dead, which to me, allows for a clean recording that you can add reverb to, instead of a washed out open room(treated) recording.
for me this effect tends to sound unnatural... When you record something to be played back for your listeners... you want 1 thing... for them to feel like you are talking or rapping or singing right there in their home, or car or where ever. I don't have many conversations and I've never been to one concert in a dead room.... no churches.. no clubs... not one of them is dead.... A natural sound like the kind achieved from intelligent treatment. I personally like the sound of certain woods in my space... a small rug for the artist to stand on so there are no loud foot tapping noises, layed on a hardwood floor
There is a serious science to room treatment that involves a little more than auralexing the crap out of it to make it dead
Many people have made absorbers and diffusers using a wood frame... If you are handy and creative you can create an entire room of treatment materials for less than the cost of 1 roominator kit.
If you don't have the time to do all that an auralex kit works though