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Old 04-28-2019, 06:50 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by foxAsteria View Post
Heavy stage curtain on two or more walls helps immensely (double the wall length so you get the "folds"). I'm able to record great sounding drums in small bedrooms like that and you can often get it quite cheap. Looks amazing as well.
Stage curtains was the first thing that came to my mind as well : ) What a lot of people don't know is that stage curtains, depending, are specifically made to be acoustically useful and flattering, and are a much less expensive way to go than acoustic paneling (if you don't mind, um, bringing a huge theatrical stage curtain into the room). A much better choice than things like packing blankets which will cut reflections well but are more efficient in the deadening of easy reflections (highs) than the challenging ones (lows), so you can end up with a dullish sounding space. Some stage curtains are nearly as acoustically pleasing as rock wool panels and much cheaper if you can get ahold of some being liquidated for visual imperfections.

Don't know how it is in other countries, but in North America in places like Rose Brand theatrical supplies you can go to the acoustic fabric section

and also see what blowouts and B stock they may have on hand.

A weird looking heavy turquoise velour curtain closeout is actually a well spent $50 towards treating a room.
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