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Desertcrash

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Setting Up Rehearsal/Recording Room
« on: December 26, 2010, 06:47:56 pm »

I have a 17x24 tiled room with a 9x10 room attached. I was planning on putting a 6x4 plate glass window I found for 20 bucks in the wall between the two rooms making the smaller room a drum room, and throwing pad and carpet over the tile. I just got a Behringer PMH500 20ch powered mixer, 2 pv115's @ 400 rms,and a 120 watt keyboard amp, and a zoom mrs802b recorder. The guitar and bass guys bring amps when they come.

We have practiced in the big tiled room unmixed and it was a mess, so I am wondering if I am taking the right approach by isolating and miking the drums, carpeting the floor, put up sound foam in the corners or where needed, and run everything through the mixer if this will make a huge difference.

Any advice and criticism is eagerly awaiting.

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The wall to the left of the scope will get the plate glass
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Desertcrash

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Re: Setting Up Rehearsal/Recording Room
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2010, 06:56:07 pm »

Amazing, 80 people looked at this and no advice. Well then let me ask this question, does anyone know any forums that are more responsive ?
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Ethan Winer

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Re: Setting Up Rehearsal/Recording Room
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2010, 01:43:01 pm »

I would have replied, but in all honesty I don't understand what you're asking.

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Re: Setting Up Rehearsal/Recording Room
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2010, 04:48:18 pm »

Same here.

But I will say that I also have a telescope in my room, and it sees a lot of fun usage.
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Re: Setting Up Rehearsal/Recording Room
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2010, 06:16:50 pm »

Jeese, you guys are no help at all.
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(I was waiting to see what the more knowledgeable would offer.)

Rob, if you haven't left for good yet...

No. don't isolate the drums and complicate the situation by miking everything.

Put some treatments on the walls to kill reflections and damp the levels down.

Build a few gobo's to protect sensitive ears from sonic laser beams emitted by snare drums and guitar amps.

Play with placement to optimize everyone's rehearsing pleasure.

Oh, and ditch the electronic drums. They suck.

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Re: Setting Up Rehearsal/Recording Room
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2010, 08:43:28 pm »

Really? don't build a drum room? Ok, I will try these ideas first. What are gobos? can you see trough them?
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Re: Setting Up Rehearsal/Recording Room
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2010, 09:33:18 pm »

Read around this forum as much as you can stand.
You might get some ideas even from seemingly non-applicable threads.

For the walls I would recommend 2" Owens-Corning 703 rigid fiberglass wrapped in the open weave fabric of your choice.

2' off the floor, vertical, spaced 2' apart.

There are lots of ways to make gobos.

For your purpose any wooden structure with fiberglass on both sides should work.

2' x 4' is a nice size for these as well.

Edit:

Re drum room, just easier to communicate when everyone's in the same room. Good drummers can cook at reasonable volumes.
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Re: Setting Up Rehearsal/Recording Room
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2010, 07:30:51 am »

This could help.

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Re: Setting Up Rehearsal/Recording Room
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2011, 09:19:01 am »

Tiled Floor, plaster ceiling, plaster walls!  You could rehearse synchronised swimming in there. Wearing earplugs of course.
Spend some time assembling a User Kit on that Yamaha Electronic Kit.
This makes a night and day difference. From nonsense to quite OK.
Some decent cans and you are all set. Later you might consider power soaks or Pods for the guitars. Rehearsal without the noise is much more accurate, quicker, and fun. This is all about compromise but trust me, User Kit makes enough of a difference to tip the scales.

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