It would all depend on what sound you're going for. Carpet absorbs sound while it bounces off wood. Softer material versus harder material.
Listen to something recently produced by T-Bone Burnett, then listen to any given song off "The Captain and the Kid" by Elton John. There is a different "texture" to the sounds. The T-Bone stuff just sounds softer somehow, while that John album has a "tinny" sound.
Thanks for that advice. I'm aiming for capturing a good quality of the instruments. My floor is made of concrete and that can create sound quality is good already. I'm only wondering if placing a carpet or wood will enhance the recording. I agree with the softer tone on carpet and a crisper sound with wood, but I cannot make up my mind on this.
gofar99 Messages: 1392 Registered: May 2010 Location: Southern Arizona
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Hi, Generally too many reflections can make music sound indistinct and fuzzy. Wood floors will reflect and carpet tends to absorb it. So I guess it depends on what sort of sound you desire. I much prefer carpet.
I like your suggestion Kingfish although the plan might end up more costly because I have to have or buy rugs after covering my floor with wood. I will still consider your idea because I can always place a carpet over a wood flooring.