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Old 09-12-2011, 12:32 AM
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Default Reduce external noise?

Hi,

I recently got into drumming after playing some Beatles Rock Band and bought dd505. everything's going great except the noise of hitting the pads. I have them up stairs and it's very loud downstairs, even when not hit that hard.

What can I use to soak up some of the sound? I already put a towel under the kick drum, but it seems to be having little effect.

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DP
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Old 09-12-2011, 01:59 AM
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What can I use to soak up some of the sound? I already put a towel under the kick drum, but it seems to be having little effect.
Something like this: http://www.vdrums.com/forum/showthre...ating-Platform... seems to be the easiest and most cost effective method.
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Old 09-14-2011, 05:15 PM
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Default Re: Reduce external noise?

The tennis ball platform is probably the best cheap solution but it wont be 100% quiet. Adding a heavy stone or concrete layer between the wood and the floor is a good second step. Really though, getting it very quiet isn't doable on a consumer budget.

Take a look around the vdrums.com forum, lots of tips in there.
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Old 09-16-2011, 09:05 PM
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Default Re: Reduce external noise?

Well 100% quiet will not be cheap to achieve. ;)

Building a sub-floor/stage on top of your existing floor with some sort of cushioning in between seems like your best solution really.

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