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Old 30th January 2010 , 08:47 PM
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Hi guys,, Gonna start recording vocals and acoustic guitars in my house..

Unfortunately i dont live in a mansion and only have the small spare room as my studio(Im lucky she hasnt thrown me out yet never mind taking over a full room in the house). The room itself has shelves and stuff and is over the stairs so ist not perfect so i gotta work with what i got.

Wondering would recording in the bathroom or the landing or another room improve acoustics. I bought a mic shield fro dv last year and am thinking is there a good material they sell that would sound good behind the vocalist head.. I have heard some people on here use douvets ect

Any help would be great.. cheers
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Old 30th January 2010 , 10:45 PM
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often in a domestic situation the 'room' with the highest ceiling is the hallway (because the stairs are in it). I'd probably try that first. Get yourself into a corner with a duvet pinned up behind you around the corner. If you havent got the dosh for a reflexion filter wedge a bit of foam behind your mic so reflections going into the room can't come back into the mic again and robert's your mother's brother.
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cheers for that.. Have a good reflection filter already.. Is there anything else other than a duvet. Am guessin dv sell acoustic treatment.. Any ideas?
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A duvet and a reflexion filter will improve things by miles. If you are stuck with a low ceiling a bit of foam fixed on the ceiling above the mic wouldn't do any harm (that's one of the few times you'll hear me recommend foam). A few bass traps wouldnt do any harm (on which I'd recommend PMing our very own Frank from GIK.)
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im thinking of getting one of the se reflection filters if my idea doesnt work..

ive still got a fair few acoustic panels left over that im gonna stick on my ceiling this summer but i looked at a pic of how they make the reflection filters and there basically just a acoustic tile stuck to a waste paper bin cut in half lol..so im gonna get my a team head on and try and make one and stick it to a spare stand ive got in the attic lol if it works itll be a miracle and if it works itll save me 100 pounds
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a bit of rockwool will probably do the same thing. Won't be pretty but it'll get you there. The key is that it needs to be an absorbent material but on that is heavy enough to stop lower frequencines coming back through into the mic
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great info trev.. Every day is a school day,, cheers
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