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Is this acoustic treatment good enough to track vocals (with WAV files for shootout)?
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Is this acoustic treatment good enough to track vocals (with WAV files for shootout)?

Hey guys,

I just assembled a sort of vocal booth in my home studio and was wondering whether the results are good enough to be used on a serious recording.

I attached three wav files of me singing (15 inches from the mic, the mic is a Rode NT1A).

These three examples differ in the following ways:

- one is the "full" vocal booth (ie. all of the panels)

- one is the full vocal booth with heavy blankets covering each side for additional absorption

- one is the vocal booth without a panel behind and just a blanket instead (if this sounds good enough, it would be practical as I would gain a lot of space by not using that last panel).

If these results are good enough I am looking into investing some money into a microphone and a preamp. If it is not good enough, I will first reinvest some money in acoustic treatment...

Thanks so much!


Attached Files

A.wav (6.24 MB, 235 views)

B.wav (6.25 MB, 214 views)

C.wav (6.25 MB, 223 views)


Last edited by GiorgiA; 1 week ago at 01:08 AM..
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Last edited by GiorgiA; 1 week ago at 06:22 PM..
Old 1 week ago
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Hey man, very unique and interesting voice with a nice tone. I think all sound very suitable, and good quality!!
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They all sound totally fine, I prefer the last one (I think that was no back panel?)
Old 1 week ago
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Thank you both for your comments!

Quote:
Originally Posted by 7up partridge View Post
They all sound totally fine, I prefer the last one (I think that was no back panel?)
Yeah, the last take (C) was with the blanket behind me instead of a proper panel. When I listen to it through headphones there are more reflections than on other examples, so I am wondering why you prefer it. Is it the vocal take or are the two other examples more muffled?
Old 1 week ago
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GiorgiA View Post
Thank you both for your comments!



Yeah, the last take (C) was with the blanket behind me instead of a proper panel. When I listen to it through headphones there are more reflections than on other examples, so I am wondering why you prefer it. Is it the vocal take or are the two other examples more muffled?

Yeah exactly, I preferred the reflections, maybe it's not a great room but to me it gave a little more dimension to the vocal, in a mix I don't think you'd hear the room but I think that slightly more open sound would sit nicely.
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