View Full Version : Are Mutes for Acoustic Drums Really Effective?
12-25-2007, 09:57 PM
Still wrestling with Acoustic vs Electronic Drums - noise level is unsat with house setup, hence I was headed down the path of electronic drums. But someone mentioned Mutes for the Acoustics - does anyone have any experience with how effective they are?
04-23-2008, 08:15 PM
You really can't record with mutes on the drums. They are more for practicing. If you go the electronic rout to get anything good you will spend 3 or 4 thousand at least. The problem I have found with cheaper electronic drums is the cymbal sounds & sometimes if you want a little verb on the snare, the whole set has it. I have never owned any electronic drums but I have found you get what you pay for.:)
05-01-2008, 11:53 AM
An idea I am toying with is building some head dampening that doesn't change the feel of the drum. You would be able to trigger the drum, but not really record it.
I have used mutes before. The rubber mutes are better than the foam-rubber mutes because they don't smear the note attack and they give a better rebound.
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