Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Making A Sound Booth
SirJamsalot
post Nov 22 2011, 12:42 AM
Post #1


Learning Rock Star
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1.226
Joined: 4-May 10
From: Bay Area, California
Member No.: 10.312



has anyone ever made a sound booth for recording vocals in? Just curious your experience with doing such a thing. I'm planning on making one, and I know some others might be interested in this topic since most of us are home-recording and singing out loud can be a problem especially if you have a family!

thread on!
Chris


--------------------
The more I practice, the more I wish I had time to practice!
My Band Forum: http://passionfly.site/chat

Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Daniel Realpe
post Nov 22 2011, 04:41 AM
Post #2


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 5.655
Joined: 11-October 09
From: Bogota
Member No.: 7.694



this is of my interest too! I have a good microphone and I want to be able to record decent vocals at my place smile.gif


--------------------
Visit my:
INSTRUCTOR PROFILE

"If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music."
Gustav Mahler


Subscribe to my Youtube Channel here
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Gabriel Leopardi
post Nov 22 2011, 03:59 PM
Post #3


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 29.234
Joined: 3-March 07
From: Argentina
Member No.: 1.289



It's a great idea! I've never done one but it can also be used to record your guitar. You can put your amp inside it and set it at a high volume.


--------------------
My lessons

Do you need a Guitar Plan?
Join Gab's Army

Check my band:Cirse
Check my soundcloud:Soundcloud

Please subscribe to my:Youtube Channel
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Ivan Milenkovic
post Nov 22 2011, 04:48 PM
Post #4


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 25.396
Joined: 20-November 07
From: Belgrade, Serbia
Member No.: 3.341



That can be a very cool project, do you have some budget, or some space where you can pull it off?


--------------------
- Ivan's Video Chat Lesson Notes HERE
- Check out my GMC Profile and Lessons
- (Please subscribe to my) YouTube Official Channel
- Let's be connected through ! Facebook! :)
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Sensible Jones
post Nov 22 2011, 06:28 PM
Post #5


GMC:er
Group Icon

Group: GMC Senior
Posts: 6.371
Joined: 2-January 09
From: London-ish. UK.
Member No.: 6.517



I made one for a friend to use in his Apartment. It was basically MDF boards cut to fit the walls of his Bathroom and then each board was covered in Soundproofing Foam. It worked fine for Vocals and Guitars and even Percussion too!!
biggrin.gif biggrin.gif


--------------------
I'd rather have a full Bottle in front of me than a full Frontal Lobotomy!!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
SirJamsalot
post Nov 22 2011, 07:00 PM
Post #6


Learning Rock Star
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1.226
Joined: 4-May 10
From: Bay Area, California
Member No.: 10.312



I have not made one *yet* but I'm planning on making one. My current situation kind of demands one smile.gif Being a family man, I'm at work all day, I get home and hang with the kid(s) and wife, then at about 10:00 p.m. everyone goes to bed and I have the rest of the evening (til like 2:00 am) to practice. And as you know, making music is making noise! smile.gif

I can keep my amp at a decent level for practicing, but singing - I need to be able SING out loud - it does little to help you improve your voice if you're forced to sing low volumes when in reality on stage, you need to sing full volume! biggrin.gif So I need to build a sound booth - something I can really shout it out inside and not make my family grumpy biggrin.gif It would also be great for recording - my microphone is really sensitive and picks up artifacts - even the computer fan bleeds through, not to mention people walking in the kitchen and rattling utensils.

So I'm trying to find a decent design and figured I'd bring it up here because as musicians, we all like to practice as loud as we can, but we have neighbors, family, and outside noises to contend with, so I thought there might be a solution out there that everyone could benefit from.

Ideally, it would be awesome if there was a design for a "temporary booth" - something not destructive to your house! I mean, putting up a permanent structure means nailing it to the framework of your house! That's not ideal, especially if you're renting, or as in my case, it's your family room and others like to hang out in there to watch television, relax on a couch and have friends over - so you don't really wanna destroy your house for something like this. But perhaps there's a way to construct one like a heavy duty 7 or 8 foot tall box construction that is hinged so it can be folded or something. I don't know, just thinking outside of the box. Last resort would be to find a corner and make it a permanent addition, but I'm just throwing it out there.

I'm sure this is something Tony might have some input on biggrin.gif Perhaps you've seen something out there and want to share it.

@sensible Jones - how big was the one you created and did the drummer sit on the toilet when playing drums? biggrin.gif



This was interesting - 4 products beginning around 5:00 into the video. The poor man's vocal booth is an auto mute blanket 0.o

Some things I found on the internet so far


This is funny as hell - the ghetto booth - I'm not recommending it, but wanted to share cause it made me LOL


I'll post videos of things I find on the internet that I think might be reasonable for those of us with a limited budget and space.


This may be a decent foundation for a decent booth design


This post has been edited by SirJamsalot: Nov 22 2011, 07:27 PM


--------------------
The more I practice, the more I wish I had time to practice!
My Band Forum: http://passionfly.site/chat

Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Ivan Milenkovic
post Nov 22 2011, 07:18 PM
Post #7


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 25.396
Joined: 20-November 07
From: Belgrade, Serbia
Member No.: 3.341



hahha, that last video is epic - ghetto booth for some gangsta hiphop probly biggrin.gif


--------------------
- Ivan's Video Chat Lesson Notes HERE
- Check out my GMC Profile and Lessons
- (Please subscribe to my) YouTube Official Channel
- Let's be connected through ! Facebook! :)
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
SirJamsalot
post Nov 22 2011, 07:34 PM
Post #8


Learning Rock Star
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1.226
Joined: 4-May 10
From: Bay Area, California
Member No.: 10.312



QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Nov 22 2011, 10:18 AM) *
hahha, that last video is epic - ghetto booth for some gangsta hiphop probly biggrin.gif


LOL - yeah! I'm still laughing.


--------------------
The more I practice, the more I wish I had time to practice!
My Band Forum: http://passionfly.site/chat

Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Sensible Jones
post Nov 22 2011, 09:51 PM
Post #9


GMC:er
Group Icon

Group: GMC Senior
Posts: 6.371
Joined: 2-January 09
From: London-ish. UK.
Member No.: 6.517



Vid 2:- Follow those instructions and you'll be spittin' Gangsta Rhymes before you know it Dawg!!!!
laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

Vid 3:- A very interesting solution!! A completely collapsible set-up which would seem to be more suited to your situation!! The one we built was similar, the whole room was about 10'x12' or so.
We never tried a full kit in it, maybe we should have, we always told the drummer he was ....... (Insert sorrect word for effluent here!!!)
wink.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif


--------------------
I'd rather have a full Bottle in front of me than a full Frontal Lobotomy!!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Sinisa Cekic
post Nov 22 2011, 10:08 PM
Post #10


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 4.649
Joined: 15-October 08
From: Belgrade,Serbia
Member No.: 6.085



I am interested also for that variant (I would certainly sing! just for a acoustic guitar biggrin.gif ) !


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
SirJamsalot
post Nov 22 2011, 10:15 PM
Post #11


Learning Rock Star
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1.226
Joined: 4-May 10
From: Bay Area, California
Member No.: 10.312



QUOTE (Sinisa Cekic @ Nov 22 2011, 01:08 PM) *
I am interested also for that variant (I would certainly sing! just for a acoustic guitar biggrin.gif ) !



I wanna hear you gangsta rap! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif


--------------------
The more I practice, the more I wish I had time to practice!
My Band Forum: http://passionfly.site/chat

Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Sinisa Cekic
post Nov 22 2011, 11:10 PM
Post #12


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 4.649
Joined: 15-October 08
From: Belgrade,Serbia
Member No.: 6.085



QUOTE (SirJamsalot @ Nov 22 2011, 10:15 PM) *
I wanna hear you gangsta rap! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif


hahaha sorry for a mistake - I mean " I would not.. " biggrin.gif


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Todd Simpson
post Nov 22 2011, 11:53 PM
Post #13


GMC:er
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 14.756
Joined: 23-December 09
From: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Member No.: 8.794



If you can find a closet that you can make in to a "spare" (E.g. toss all the stuff in the garage), you can make a poor mans audio booth really quick/dirty. Essentially, it's a closed space already (probably even has a door and an interior light) so you just need to put up some sonnex/accoustic foam/etc. and make sure to somewhat seal the door jams which you can do with winterproofing flaps/strips from home depot. You can run the cable under the door, put a mic stand and head phones in there and bingo smile.gif Instant sound booth.

If you want to get crazy, (E.g. not have the wife complain about you screaming in the closet) Hang a layer of carpet/foam/sheetrock/bedding, etc. or two. It will eat in to your space but silence is golden. smile.gif


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
SirJamsalot
post Nov 22 2011, 11:55 PM
Post #14


Learning Rock Star
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1.226
Joined: 4-May 10
From: Bay Area, California
Member No.: 10.312



QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Nov 22 2011, 02:53 PM) *
If you can find a closet that you can make in to a "spare" (E.g. toss all the stuff in the garage), you can make a poor mans audio booth really quick/dirty. Essentially, it's a closed space already (probably even has a door and an interior light) so you just need to put up some sonnex/accoustic foam/etc. and make sure to somewhat seal the door jams which you can do with winterproofing flaps/strips from home depot. You can run the cable under the door, put a mic stand and head phones in there and bingo smile.gif Instant sound booth.

If you want to get crazy, (E.g. not have the wife complain about you screaming in the closet) Hang a layer of carpet/foam/sheetrock/bedding, etc. or two. It will eat in to your space but silence is golden. smile.gif


that's the gangsta solution!
I don't have the luxury of a closet in my particular situation, but definitely a possibility for those who do!


--------------------
The more I practice, the more I wish I had time to practice!
My Band Forum: http://passionfly.site/chat

Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 


RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 25th July 2017 - 05:55 PM