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Old 7th June 2006
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Building a vocal booth

I've searched old posts on this and cannot find anything so here goes. Any recipes/examples of how to build a good inexpensive neutral vocal booth? My idea now is to piece together fiberglass panels probably 2 deep then cover that with some sort of foam, but then again, I've NEVER done this before. I'd like to make it big enough to use to record acoustic guitar as well. Any suggestions?

Mike
Old 7th June 2006
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try buying this month's Sound on sound magazine. It has some tips on a vocal boots. also try their internet article archive. they have done some neat things for little money!
Old 9th June 2006
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Thanks for the idea. I bought the article online and it was very helpful. I'm quite the newbie at vocal recording and don't want to foul these vocal tracks up. Thanks again.
Old 9th June 2006
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Anytime!
Old 9th June 2006
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Have you tried the John Sayers Forum yet? Everything is there.
Old 9th June 2006
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Have you tried the John Sayers Forum yet? Everything is there.
Link? A vocal booth would be cool.
Old 9th June 2006
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Link? A vocal booth would be cool.
http://www.johnlsayers.com/phpBB2/
Old 9th June 2006
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Stickies

READ the stickies at the top of the page FIRST
Old 9th June 2006
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I found these plans, which I'm considering. Would be cool to get other peoples thoughts.

http://www.projectstudiosolutions.com/
Old 8th October 2007
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I know this link is old, however I recently built a vocal booth off some plans from dawbox dot com. My booth is AWESOME and it was super easy to build.

Old 8th October 2007
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I know this link is old, however I recently built a vocal booth off some plans from dawbox dot com. My booth is AWESOME and it was super easy to build.



Checked out the site, looked pretty cool... Only thing I noticed that I wished they would mentione BEFORE you buy is... what's the average cost of materials?

How much did you spend on yours?
Old 31st July 2009
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Dude. The thread is two years old.

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Old 31st July 2009
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Dude. The thread is two years old.
LOL, a perfect excuse for me to bump it further with this link:

Do I really need a vocal booth?

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Old 3rd August 2009
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Hahahaha...yeah, I guess so.

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Old 9th August 2009
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Why not?

DIY if you dare.

Ethan & Frank know best, but this IS the "Low End Theory" thread.

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Old 9th August 2009
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Why not?

Ethan & Frank know best, but this IS the "Low End Theory" thread.
Yes, it is...and there are better "low end" solutions than a DIY vocal booth about 90% of the time.

Frank
Old 15th October 2009
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I bought a vocal booth and stand from this site called editorskeys.com, have been using it constantly since and its actually amazing, I get perfect audio recordings everytime! Saves me money and time going back and forth to studios.

Also just bought a pop filter from them too, pretty cheap and work really well with the booth.

Definitely give them a go.

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We don't need your stickers or your vocal booth.
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Old 15th October 2009
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Forget about booths in small studios, its more harm then good.
One set of headphones for the recorder and one of the talent. thumbsup
Old 15th October 2009
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Forget about booths in small studios, its more harm then good.
One set of headphones for the recorder and one of the talent. thumbsup
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Right on.

Frank
Old 14th July 2010
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Hey guys , I have read about how it's bad to build a small vocal booth in a small room, and how it's better to have a reflection filter like the real traps PVB. I am just wondering about noise that comes from outside the room , as for me for example, I have my project studio in an apartment and it's in the first floor and the building is located in a considerably noisy enviroment (cars, people,etc..) altough the computer noise inside the room is another issue! . How can I deal with those things with a reflection filter along with some acoustics ?
Thanks
Mostafa
Old 14th July 2010
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QUOTE]I found these plans, which I'm considering. Would be cool to get other peoples thoughts.

Build your own vocal booth
/QUOTE]

Although this looks really nice, I would bet it is expensive to build as well. The materials alone would cost several hundreds of dollars, and time and labor if you have the actual skills to build something like this.

What is your budget and what do you need the booth for (i.e. sound isolation, so your neighbors cannot hear you practice/record, both or just better sound)?

I would also venture a guess that you could build your own booth without purchasing other's plans.

Mick
Old 15th July 2010
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I need to record only vocal overdubs, and maybe acoustic guitars , guitar amps or whatever fits one instrument at a time , without worrying about noise coming from outside or being loud so my neighbors wont get mad . However I cannot build a booth that is big in space, I am limited in space , I need something small to fit the room , and I might build in another room , and install a camera their, I think it will be better idea not messing my space. Based on what I've read on Real traps that it wont sound good to record vocalist in a small booth which will be totally dead having foam everywhere. I am still confused. one advantage of the booth that it looks pro for clients to make them feel they are in a real studio. but I don't want to end up with having bad takes at the end. what do you think ?

I've checked that link ? i don't know where can I find the pictures for the the construction process ???
Old 16th July 2010
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BOOSH!
Old 16th July 2010
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If you're going to build a booth, do it in style! I would love to build a vocal booth that looked like this (even complete with the flashing blue light)...
Building a vocal booth-tardis.jpg
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