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Ridiculous idea for tracking using trapping?
Old 15th June 2009
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Ridiculous idea for tracking using trapping?

I know I should have tried this before asking here, but I AM going to try this soon. I just wanted to get an opinion on this.

If you're in a small room that's dry, would it be worth it to take a bass trap or two off of any side of your walls and position it around your guitar cab to serve as a gobo when tracking? Hmm....
Old 15th June 2009
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Ethan Winer's Avatar


If the room is already very dry, there's little point in surrounding a sound source with yet more absorption.

Old 16th June 2009
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I think Ethan is probably right, but at the same time I'd try it once and see.

If you pull a panel off the wall and use it as a gobo, then you aren't changing the total absorption in the room, you are just changing its location and proximity to the microphone.

My suspicion is that it will change the sound somewhat; whether or not it is an improvement... who knows.
Old 16th June 2009
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I'd try it. If it can't hurt, why not? You can always put it right back on the wall and you've lost nothing.

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