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10ft10 x 5ft7 drum / vocal room? Condenser Microphones
Old 31st December 2010
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10ft10 x 5ft7 drum / vocal room?

I'm thikning of using a room measuring 3.3metres x 1.7metres for drums and vocals. (ceiling height 2.4metres)

I'm aware that I'd need to deaden this room entirely to avoid it sounding like a small room, but past that point, has anyone made a space this small work before?
Old 31st December 2010
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how big is your drum set? i think my extended TD-3 kit is deeper and wider than 1.7m, not sure you could reasonably get an acoustic kit in there... you might get away using that for a vox booth or amp booth.
Old 31st December 2010
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mine is 3 toms and a kick, 3 cymbal stands and HH.. as for my clients.. can't say what they'll want to bring for sure :(

never thought to measure my acoustic kit when its laid out
Old 31st December 2010
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Measure the kit first.

Happy New Year!
Cheers,
John
Old 5th January 2011
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I had a drum room of about 11'x8' which didn't sound too bad after I treated the hell out of it. I had a 6 piece kit in there which took up about 7'x8' of area. If you want to hear how it sounded:
http://soundcloud.com/monomono/onebyone
Old 5th January 2011
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I had a drum room of about 11'x8' which didn't sound too bad after I treated the hell out of it. I had a 6 piece kit in there which took up about 7'x8' of area. If you want to hear how it sounded:
monomono - Onebyone on SoundCloud - Create, record and share your sounds for free
Thanks!

Sounds nice and dry
Old 6th April 2011
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at LAST the room is almost clear of office content.

One thought now is whether to leave the floor as laminate flooring (hard reflective surface), or to carpet it with a thick underlay.

I intend to cut the "small room" effect as much as possible, but I've read things about hard floors too, so I'm a bit confused now too.

Also, should I fit some bass traps, considering the size of the room?

Some photos of the room are attached.



Old 7th April 2011
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alasdair,

Yes. You will definitely need to trap the crap out of that small room. You must eliminate the reflections from the walls and ceiling.

Cheers,
John
Old 7th April 2011
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Thanks John!

Should I carpet the floor or leave it reflective and hard?
Old 7th April 2011
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thanks, I think that's answered that one for me!
Old 7th April 2011
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Also, should I fit some bass traps, considering the size of the room?
One idea is to trap the upper corners around the room. That will give you low end absorption and save a lot of room your drums.
Old 8th April 2011
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One idea is to trap the upper corners around the room. That will give you low end absorption and save a lot of room your drums.
That sounds like a great idea!

any idea on what these sort of trap designs would look like?
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