[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1430682655552{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/1″ offset=”vc_hidden-lg vc_hidden-md”][vc_accordion collapsible=”” disable_keyboard=”” active_tab=”false”][vc_accordion_tab title=”Menu”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1430681221553{border-bottom-width: 1px !important;border-bottom-color: #cccccc !important;border-bottom-style: dashed !important;}” el_class=”menu”]

Recording

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1430681229158{border-bottom-width: 1px !important;border-bottom-color: #cccccc !important;border-bottom-style: dashed !important;}” el_class=”menu”]

Mastering

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1430681238570{border-bottom-width: 1px !important;border-bottom-color: #cccccc !important;border-bottom-style: dashed !important;}” el_class=”menu”]

Gear

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1430681245571{border-bottom-width: 1px !important;border-bottom-color: #cccccc !important;border-bottom-style: dashed !important;}” el_class=”menu”]

Studio Blog

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1430681254283{margin-top: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 1px !important;border-top-color: #cccccc !important;border-top-style: dashed !important;border-bottom-color: #cccccc !important;border-bottom-style: dashed !important;}” el_class=”menu”]

Contact

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1430681262257{margin-top: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 1px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;border-bottom-color: #cccccc !important;border-bottom-style: dashed !important;}” el_class=”menu”]

Home

[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][/vc_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1430758527393{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}” el_class=”menu”][vc_column width=”1/6″ offset=”vc_hidden-sm vc_hidden-xs” el_class=”nav”][vc_column_text]

Recording

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″ offset=”vc_hidden-sm vc_hidden-xs”][vc_column_text el_class=”nav”]

Mastering

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″ offset=”vc_hidden-sm vc_hidden-xs”][vc_column_text el_class=”nav”]

Gear

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″ offset=”vc_hidden-sm vc_hidden-xs”][vc_column_text el_class=”nav”]

Studio Blog

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″ offset=”vc_hidden-sm vc_hidden-xs”][vc_column_text el_class=”nav”]

Contact

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″ offset=”vc_hidden-sm vc_hidden-xs”][vc_column_text el_class=”nav”]

Home

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][rev_slider_vc alias=”FrontPageSlider”][vc_column_text]

Acoustics 101 : the impact of acoustic on a snare

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

The impact of the room in which you play an instrument is well known by a large group of people and totally unknown by another. Questions like:”Why does my drumkit sound great on stage but complety shit in my bands rehearsal space” can simply answered by : acoustics!

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text animation_loading=”no” animation_loading_effects=”fade_in”]To make clear how large the impact the acoustics of a room are I made a soundclip explaining this with a snare inside my recording room.

https://soundcloud.com/whitenoisestudio/snare-different-locations

This short soundclip shows the impact of acoustics en location on the sound of an instrument. In this case a Mapex Black Panther snare.

For this recording I used the same microphone ( old Sennheiser MD421) pointed towards the center of the snare from the position of a drummer’s head. The mic is roughly 50cm above the snare to really show the impact of the acoustic.

I did not alter the tuning of the snare.

The only change from sample to sample is the location of the snare in my recording room and altered acoustics.

[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”5129″ border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text animation_loading=”no” animation_loading_effects=”fade_in”]

The first part is the snare located at roughly 1 meter from the backwall at it’s normal position behind the drumkit. You can hear the toms resonatin.

The second part puts the snare directly next to the wall, which enhanced the low end and making the sound more compact.

For the third part I put the snare dead center in the room where the roommodes are worst, it resulted in little to no low end and a thinner sound, almost as if there’s something out of phase.

For the fourth clip I put 2 gobo’s around the snare which greatly changed the sound making it very compact and muffled sounding.

The last clip is the snare inside my control room, which gives it a very closed mic sound and lot’s of air.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text animation_loading=”no” animation_loading_effects=”fade_in”]

As you can hear, the impact is huge. Your instrument will nowhere sound exactly the same. The explanation for this is phasing: the soundwaves coming off of your instruments bounce back from the walls , ceiling and floor and enhance or decrease certain frequenties of teh sound coming of your instruments. This is why it’s worth to check the sweet spot for your instrument for recording if you are on an unknown location or why you wonder why your instrument doesn’t sound as nice as usual.

If you use closemicing, the influence of the acoustic become way less. With instruments who need some room in their sound to sound good, the influence is much, much bigger.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]