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Using moving blankets for recording vocals?
Old 10th August 2020
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Using moving blankets for recording vocals?

So I'm considering and buying these moving blankets from amazon:

shorturl.at/bhACN

My room is pretty deadened to a certain extent (I have a carpet floor, a window but covered with curtains, a bed in the corner, dressers and desks, and lots of papers on the wall) but would this help in making my vocal recordings drier if I hung these behind me? And how could I go about in trying to hang these? I've heard of using mic stands but I'm worried that these blankets might be too heavy for them.
Old 10th August 2020
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Not a valid link to your blankets. Maybe try again.

I generally find sound blankets more useful in a large reflective space. . .and will support them with clamps on heavy C-stands.

But sound blankets can be useful later even if they don't work out well for you in this situation.

Can you get some hooks [e.g. for hanging lamps or plants] to clamp them to the ceiling?


Best wishes,

Ray H.

And depending on what I was hearing, I may much prefer adding diffusion to scatter the high frequencies rather than an absorber to deaden them. . .or some liberal mix of the two.
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Moving blankets can help if mid and high frequency rings are a problem.
Old 10th August 2020
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Apologies for the invalid link. Here's another one: https://www.amazon.com/moving-blanke...s%2C184&sr=8-5

I can't really tell which frequencies I need to handle. But if I had to guess, it'd probably be low to mid frequencies.
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Originally Posted by rawisthemotto View Post
Apologies for the invalid link. Here's another one: https://www.amazon.com/moving-blanke...s%2C184&sr=8-5

I can't really tell which frequencies I need to handle. But if I had to guess, it'd probably be low to mid frequencies.
You'll want to know what are the frequencies of concern, as its possible to make things worse particularly in the low mids/lows with blankets. Perhaps posting a test recording can help narrow things down.
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