Originally Posted by Dizzy
Even though every inch of it will be foamed & bass trapp'd? I've heard of a few guys on here getting good results with a similar sized vocal booth.
Look, I am sorry if I sound rude, but your statements prove that you are doing this because some amorphous "others" have them and that you have not spent any time becoming aware of room acoustics. Exactly
the opposite of what your priorities should be!
First, MOST of what many folks do acoustically is absolutely wrong!
But in that respect you are in good(sic) company, if
that is really
where you want to be...
Secondly, spend a few moments reading up on modal behavior.
Originally Posted by Dizzy
And from your statement, I'm going to assume that the center of a booth is the hot spot for positioning?
As you have just jumped from placing the mic at the far end of a space to placing it in the center - and I have NEVER in any form suggested that! You have moved from one 'wrong' assumption to the other extreme of 'wrongness'! Hence why I suggest that you REALLY need to take a few minutes and read about modal behavior and distribution. Interpreting my comments in this fashion without stopping to become aware of basic modal behavior sounds like how you came to the conclusion that a vocal booth is the optimal path based on what "some others have done" rather than upon basic acoustical principles and a clear identification of acoustical problems and valid productive solutions to those defined problems.
Again, while I am bashing assumptions based upon "what others have done" which also reflects (hey, there's an acoustics term - which may be the the closest the subject has come to entering the process
) absolutely no understanding of modal behaviors, I am ALSO begging you to stop and spend maybe a day reading up on modal behavior.
Rather than manufacturing bigger problems then you already have, you might think in terms of how you can effectively identify and mitigate real
problems without simply creating larger ones.
Making a vocal booth is not going to somehow make the space more multi-dimensional - as you are providing for no real isolation from either space!
A bunch of specular and modal treatment is going to accomplish little to nothing in terms of isolation. It not like you are suddenly going to be able to host a fussball tournament while you are tracking vocals while someone sleeps in the room - but you will have less space to do all three with less flexibility than what a set of several movable GOBOs would afford without creating additional modal nightmares.
So, I hope that you will not misinterpret my sarcasm as being directed against you and your goals; but rather against the lack of a clear vision that results in one manufacturing more problems than you do solutions that can interfere with your way to achieving a worthwhile goal.