Originally Posted by chris carter
Why all the hate for booths????? I have an isolation booth, but I also have a machine room so my control room is dead silent and I prefer tracking vocals in the control room. That said, sometimes iso booths are more convenient and or necessary is some situations, which is why I have one.
To the OP, for a grand you should easily be able to build a good iso booth in your garage (this coming from someone who just built a new studio recently). Lumber, insulation and drywall are cheap. That said, this is a horrible forum to ask for advice on this as most of the hip-hop forumites are complete idiots when it comes to acoustics. Head over to the studio acoustics and building forum.
I concur. I am a complete idiot when it comes to acoustics. This is why I will tell you in a heartbeat to AVOID reflection filters at all costs. I have mixed too many vocals were tracked with reflection filters and have fought the effed up nasal comb filtered vocals until the cows come home.
For $1000 you can buy Roxul Safe N Sound (12 panels to be precise) for $44, some wood from home depot cut to size $100,(plus screws), some fabric from Walmart to fit your bass trap frames/broadband absorber frames ($50) and a good drill and staple gun for $100. Thats $300.
Get double that amount in materials minus the drill and staple gun and you can treat the control room too. BTW I'm overestimating.
Self proclaimed acoustics idiot who gets hired to treat other's spaces and consult with other acoustics idiots so they can treat their spaces