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Old 9th December 2018
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DIY Studio acoustics vs. DIY Vocal booth

Hello

I am looking to build a small but practical studio in an empty room that I have available. (see pictures). Most of the items in the room will be removed.

This room is appr. 85 sq. feet. with a height of 8 foot. The walls are slim (you can feel the room vibrate if someone's walking or moving a chair in the other room). The acoustic is pretty horrible. I've made some vocal recordings with a portable vocal booth before but went through hell mixing them as I didn't make this room soundproof. The end result was pretty okay however took way too much time.

I am in a dilemma right now.

My goal: to record clean vocals and mix them on my DAW (Logic.) To record synthesizers and mix them.

My equipment (I am planning to buy): Shure SM7B , Rode NT1-A , Neumann TLM-103, 2x KRK Rockit RP6 G3, Focusrite 2i2, M-Audio Oxygen 49 MK4 , MicroKorg.

My dilemma :

1. build a vocal booth inside this room and decorate the room itself with carpets and some studio foam. I am not sure if the walls and flooring are thick enough in order to just install carpets and studio foam on them to make it soundproof. My idea is that I'll at least have good quality vocals but the mixing will be a bit of a struggle given the acoustics of this room.

2. Soundproof the room with the following options;

Option 1 : Rocketwool on the walls and ceiling with wooden coverage, double carpets on the floor

Option 2 : 2 pliable acoustic walls (made out 88% wool and 12% polyamid) , rocketwool with wooden coverage on the ceiling and double carpets on the floor.

Option 3 : thick curtains to cover 50% of the walls , acoustic foam to cover the other 50% , rocket wool to cover the ceiling, double carpets to cover the floor.

My budget: 1200 USD.

What should I do , what are your suggestions? I just came up with these solutions based on videos and other topics.. I don't know if they fully make sense.

Thank you for reading!

I am not allowed to use the IMG captions yet so here are the links to the pictures.

http://i67.tinypic.com/33pbm1l.jpg
http://i63.tinypic.com/16jht37.jpg
http://i67.tinypic.com/2eevred.jpg
http://i63.tinypic.com/24nlo9d.jpg
Old 9th December 2018
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Hello

I am looking to build a small but practical studio in an empty room that I have available. (see pictures). Most of the items in the room will be removed.

This room is appr. 85 sq. feet. with a height of 8 foot. The walls are slim (you can feel the room vibrate if someone's walking or moving a chair in the other room). The acoustic is pretty horrible. I've made some vocal recordings with a portable vocal booth before but went through hell mixing them as I didn't make this room soundproof. The end result was pretty okay however took way too much time.

I am in a dilemma right now.

My goal: to record clean vocals and mix them on my DAW (Logic.) To record synthesizers and mix them.

My equipment (I am planning to buy): Shure SM7B , Rode NT1-A , Neumann TLM-103, 2x KRK Rockit RP6 G3, Focusrite 2i2, M-Audio Oxygen 49 MK4 , MicroKorg.

My dilemma :

1. build a vocal booth inside this room and decorate the room itself with carpets and some studio foam. I am not sure if the walls and flooring are thick enough in order to just install carpets and studio foam on them to make it soundproof. My idea is that I'll at least have good quality vocals but the mixing will be a bit of a struggle given the acoustics of this room.

2. Soundproof the room with the following options;

Option 1 : Rocketwool on the walls and ceiling with wooden coverage, double carpets on the floor

Option 2 : 2 pliable acoustic walls (made out 88% wool and 12% polyamid) , rocketwool with wooden coverage on the ceiling and double carpets on the floor.

Option 3 : thick curtains to cover 50% of the walls , acoustic foam to cover the other 50% , rocket wool to cover the ceiling, double carpets to cover the floor.

My budget: 1200 USD.

What should I do , what are your suggestions? I just came up with these solutions based on videos and other topics.. I don't know if they fully make sense.

Thank you for reading!

I am not allowed to use the IMG captions yet so here are the links to the pictures.

http://i67.tinypic.com/33pbm1l.jpg
http://i63.tinypic.com/16jht37.jpg
http://i67.tinypic.com/2eevred.jpg
http://i63.tinypic.com/24nlo9d.jpg
Hello,

A foam is not an acoustic product for a treatement acoustic.
Old 10th December 2018
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Hello,

A foam is not an acoustic product for a treatement acoustic.
Why do I see them in lots of studios? It must be of value to create a sound proof room right?
Old 10th December 2018
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Foam isn't for sound proofing, it's to suck up frequencies bouncing around the room and does a poor job at it (highs only).
Old 10th December 2018
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Why do I see them in lots of studios? It must be of value to create a sound proof room right?
A lot of studios?
Old 10th December 2018
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Thanks for this information. What do you think of my ideas? Or are there better alternatives than what I wrote down? Cheers!!
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