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saltyj 15th June 2020 05:27 PM

How to treat a small closet for guitar
 
I have a 36" wide, 22" deep, 64" tall closet I've been using for recording guitar (I live in an apartment so it greatly reduces overall volume). The doors aren't air tight and my goal isn't to reduce overall volume, it does a fine enough job at that.

Currently, I have the amp off the ground and auralex foam on the entire front door, everything else is untreated at this point. It does seem to give somewhat of a room sound which I like, but I'm asking for advice on any further room treatment to make it sound even better. Thoughts?

Amp is a '59 Bassman and I'm using an sm7b and 421 for mics (occasionally a ribbon as well).

RayHeath 15th June 2020 05:49 PM

In that space, . . never say never. . .but I would likely never go after the solution you are pursuing.

Can you post examples of what it sounds like now and provide more context about what you think 'sound even better' might mean?


Kind regards,

Ray H.

saltyj 15th June 2020 07:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RayHeath (Post 14801822)
In that space, . . never say never. . .but I would likely never go after the solution you are pursuing.

Can you post examples of what it sounds like now and provide more context about what you think 'sound even better' might mean?


Kind regards,

Ray H.

Can you elaborate? Are you saying you'd leave it untreated or more so it's not an ideal environment to begin with?

RayHeath 15th June 2020 08:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by saltyj (Post 14801957)
Can you elaborate? Are you saying you'd leave it untreated or more so it's not an ideal environment to begin with?

For me the space - given the sounds I would be after - is way too small. . .so I would instead run a DI [e.g. Rupert Neve Designs RNDI] into the interface. Perhaps I would put a tube head and/or pedals [etc.] in front of the DI? So yea, put me in the later bucket - it's not an ideal environment to begin with.

However, it sounds like it is working [at least to some extent] for you. . .cool. But I don't know what that means - hence the request for samples and a bit more context - about what you think might make it 'sound even better' might translate into specifically given those samples?


Best regards,

Ray H.