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    Hi guys,

    I'm moving in 2 weeks and I'm putting the drums in a bedroom in the corner.

    I was wondering if, for noise reduction, it's better to have the bass drum/set facing into the corner or out from it towards the center of the room.

    Thanks

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    I believe acoustically its not going to make that much difference outside the room in what you hear and feel. Or if there is a difference it will be nominal.
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    If you put your kit facing a corner you will get a ton of sound reflected back at you. That's a lot of strain on your hearing and I don't think it will do anything to negate the amount of sound heard by everyone else.
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    I just put it facing the corner because it seemed to fit best that way. When I move, think I'll face the set outward toward room.


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    That's probably the best for you.

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    if it fits facing it will fit outward
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    I used to have my kit facing outward from a corner....I had to climb over my floor tom whenever I wanted to get behind it!

    Now I have it facing outward from a flat wall...much easier to get to.
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    give it some room to get into the set, but definitely have it facing outward from the wall if you are recording anything; however facing toward it with earplugs on is better if your practicing. and in that instance you may also consider adding earphones because thats a lot of slapback
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    Ok, I'll face it outward from the wall instead of the corner then. I'm a bigger guy, so I don't think climbing over pieces in my set is a great idea.

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    try and give it a couple inches so you can just walk right up to it maybe?
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    Hmm, new idea. The home office goes to a laptop with the rest of the room being for drums. LOL

    It's a nice-sized room so I should be able to add about 15 pieces or so.

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