Untreated rooms will always make the drum sound harsh and ringing, but won't make your drumming sound better or worse. Put on ear protection and it'll help a lot. You don't need compression, you probably just need practice.My drum set is in an untreated basement, therefore I'm not sure if my playing isn't good enough which may be why I feel I don't sound as good, if that makes any sense. I'm sure a compressor would make every drum hit sound as if balanced due to the compressor effect, right?
Bonus: you protect your hearing (which you should be doing anyway)Just play with ear protection and it will "tame" your room for you....to your ear.
Easiest way out.
Then you can better judge what you are trying to judge.
I agree with this. I got some earmuff protectors from Lowe's and my drums sound amazing when I wear them.Bonus: you protect your hearing (which you should be doing anyway)
I suggest a good pair of isolation earmuff-style protectors, like what runway workers at the airport wear. Vic Firth makes a good one.
Does your basement have carpet? That alone would make a difference in sound clarity.
I own very similar ones and they're great. If needed you can slip earbuds under them to play along with music.No, just tiles. I'll consider the earmuffs that was suggested.
As the saying goes, YMMV. To me, drums come through way too loud, so volume gets cranked to ear bleeding levels to match. I would have saved a bunch and not had to purchase the GL Ultraphones if they did.