New Toy for Drummers - Auralex Hovermat

AuralexHoverMatThe HoverMat is a sturdy, slip-resistant drummer’s mat that improves acoustical isolation and clarifies drum tone. HoverMat can be combined with Auralex’s HoverDeck drum kit isolation system or used as a standalone product. The HoverMat™ isolates a drum kit from the floor or a hollow stage, reducing coloration from floor resonance while improving sound isolation.

HoverMat is a 4 x 6-ft. section of Auralex sound-deadening SheetBlok™ sound barrier material, covered with charcoal gray Ozite-type, industrial carpet. SheetBlok is a limp-mass vinyl sheet of considerable mass density that rolls up easily for storage/packing. It is useful when deployed on the floors of live stages or in project studios when additional sound isolation and deadening is required underneath drum kits and loud guitar cabinets.

HoverMat is ideal for iterant musicians, houses of worship and live performance venues. A single HoverMat weighs 28 pounds, offers a non-slip surface on bare stages, and can be rolled up after use and carried in the included heavy-duty cinch sack.


Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs, and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine. http://barryrudolph.com