What will I learn?
- A few simple drum hacks to make your acoustic drum kit quieter.
- The best way to practice drums without disturbing the neighbours.
- The myths of soundproofing for drum practice.
There’s a lot of popular myths about soundproofing and acoustic treatment, and most of them just don’t cut the mustard. So, in the interest of not upsetting your housemates, family or neighbours, here’s our run down of the 7 best ways to make your drums quieter.
- Use an Electronic Drum Kit.
- Invest in some Low Volume Cymbals.
- Fit mesh drum heads on to your acoustic kit.
- Replace your sticks with brushes or hotrods.
- Dampen or Muffle your bass drum using everyday household objects.
- Use a set of practice pads on your acoustic kit.
- Avoid the myths of soundproofing.
Electronic drum kits
Electronic kits have come a long way from their humble beginnings. The days of low quality samples and hard, noisy rubber pads are numbered thanks to mesh heads. They feel just like your acoustic kit without all the noise so you can practice all day long without having an ASBO slapped on your back!
Watch our video on the Roland TD50 Electronic drum kit: