Closet Readers (aka finding quiet)

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Izze
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Joined: December 12th, 2005, 11:39 pm

Post by Izze » January 12th, 2006, 5:42 pm

Stephan wrote:Lol Izze, lets record on a quiet earth.
Haha. As was once so infamously said: Chicken tastes of Human. 8)

gToon
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Location: Los Angeles

Post by gToon » February 20th, 2006, 11:41 pm

I've taken y'alls advice here and have placed some blankets in my little closet "studio"; sounds much better. I had a hard little reverb that I didn't like at all. Thanks, much!

ChipDoc
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Post by ChipDoc » February 21st, 2006, 12:52 am

Glad it worked out for you! There are really myriad little tricks to quieting any space but they all boil down to these two:

1) Avoid hard surfaces, and
2) Avoid parallel surfaces.

Blankets work very well because they're both soft and not flat. Even spread out against a wall a blanket has far more texture than the wall itself, and it can be hung so that it's not parallel with anything!
-Chip
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gToon
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Location: Los Angeles

Post by gToon » February 21st, 2006, 1:15 am

It certainly made a difference in my recordings. Instead of the tight hard reverb, I have a nice smooth sound. The downside is that it is hotter in my small room, but I don't mind. Very sound (pun intended) advice, ChipDoc!

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