New Gear Review: Auralex Hoverdeck


The Auralex HoverDeck™ isolates a drum kit from the floor or a hollow stage and reduces unwanted coloration from floor resonances. In a project studio, it will provide sound isolatioan modular risers. This system minimizes structure-borne sound transmission and sympathetic vibrations between drums and hardware.

The HoverDeck is available in two models. For four- and five-piece drum kits, there is the HD-64Gig made up of six, HD-22 platforms each measuring 23 3/4 x 23 3/4 x 1-inches plus one HD-tc platform measuring 23 3/4 x 31 3/4 x 1-inches.

For larger drum kits and touring applications, there is the HD-88Concert that uses 12 HD-tc platforms. Either model is offered with an optional rugged road case and you can buy additional pairs of HD-22 platforms and the smaller HD-s Satellites measuring 13 1/2 x 17 1/2 x 1-inches for customizing your HoverDeck. I like the way the two HoverDecks can be quickly assembled and disassembled; it uses a set of low-profile isolating boards with optimally placed hook and loop fasteners.



By Barry Rudolph

MiniBio: Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer with over 30 gold and platinum RIAA awards to his credit. He has recorded and/or mixed: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and Robbie Nevil. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and also teaches recording engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. http://www.barryrudolph.com