Acoustically Speaking

RayI

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I have my YSC kit in a spare bedroom backed up to the wall facing the door , while practicing tonight I thought how it would sound if I turned it around to face the wall anybody try this to hear how it would sound.
Ok maybe I'm thinking too much during this quarantined period
 

C.M. Jones

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It's still quite close to a wall either way, presumably in a fairly small room. Your bass drum might register the most significant impact, as the sound emitted from the resonant head will bounce directly off the wall it faces. I support your final statement: You're thinking too much during the quarantine. Most of us are.
 

NouveauCliche

Senior Member
I have my YSC kit in a spare bedroom backed up to the wall facing the door , while practicing tonight I thought how it would sound if I turned it around to face the wall anybody try this to hear how it would sound.
Ok maybe I'm thinking too much during this quarantined period

I find that the if I have a bass drum facing a wall - I lose a lot of low end and end up with a very mid rangey punch that isn't my favorite sound - I do it in my drum space because I have an aesthetic light thing happening on the wall vs. the room it sets in...but if I was recording in that room I would face it away from the wall. I still might haha.
 

MrInsanePolack

Platinum Member
I currently face the wall. There is no discernable difference really. I dont have much room so it's easier, and once ear plugs/buds are in it matters not.
 

DrumDoug

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I used to face my bass drum against the wall. It was easier to sit down at the drums when I walked into the room. For some reason I can’t remember, I turned them around one day and all the drums had more low end. Especially the bass drum. It’s probably the same reason that drums behind a shield seem to have more highs. All the high end is reflected off the wall. With them turned around, the high end isn’t so in your face.
 

RayI

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I used to face my bass drum against the wall. It was easier to sit down at the drums when I walked into the room. For some reason I can’t remember, I turned them around one day and all the drums had more low end. Especially the bass drum. It’s probably the same reason that drums behind a shield seem to have more highs. All the high end is reflected off the wall. With them turned around, the high end isn’t so in your face.
I was going to experiment and try facing the wall , but decided to let the the big dog (bass drum ) lay where he may and leave it alone
 
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