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Absorbing Cymbal Noise

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by jimwilbourne, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. jimwilbourne

    jimwilbourne I try.

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    After leaving my studio, I'm working on new solutions for creating my productions until I can afford a space of my own.

    I live in an apartment, so I can't be too loud.
    I'm looking into grabbing some sound absorption Blankets from http://www.audimutesoundproofing.com/
    I know they only help a bit with the mid-high freq, but I only need to make the cymbals & vocals quieter for my apartment so the neighbors don't complain.
    The shells & kick will be triggered with my Alesis kit so I'm not worried about the rest of the kit's sound/vibrations being an issue. And (like all the cool kids do now) I DI the guitars & bass. so no worries there.

    I just recorded a kid screaming his lungs out last week without any complaints from the neighbors so I imagine I can get this done pretty well without issues but cymbals may be a bigger disturbance.

    anyway, any thoughts/tips?
    are the Blankets worth it?
    I know all the forums give them a bad wrap, but all I need is the Cymbals to be a bit quieter.
    would normal Blankets be just as effective for only cymbals?
     
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    ahjteam Anssi Tenhunen

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  3. jimwilbourne

    jimwilbourne I try.

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    Nice.
    Have you used these?
    Are the going to affect the recording much? I wouldn't want the cymbals to sound unnatural.
    And Is it gonna make the shell noise push into the OH more?
     

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