Here we start with a row of 2-inch foam with bass traps wedged into the corners. Low-end frequency likes to hide in the corners and build up standing waves, which these traps help eliminate. The pattern was alternated around the isolation booth to within 11 inches from the floor. Another bass trap was placed on the opposing wall where the back wall and door-side wall meet.
More alternating patterns with edge-stop foam pieces surrounding the window.
Almost done, and….
Done… The tree is trimmed, the turkey is ready and the stockings are hung with care…
With the quick addition of the Neumann TLM-103 and the copy stand, we are ready for some work in a completely sound isolated voice over booth that stands up to or rivals any isolated audio recording environment out there. The only thing that might have it beat is a scientifically designed, acoustically treated anechoic chamber, but how many people have one of those lying around?
The sound isolation booth is now the multi-functional environment we had always hoped it would be. Because of ISDN, we patch a lot of international interviews with foreign correspondents for the BBC and other radio shows. When they pipe in people from our studio you would be hard pressed to tell that they arenï¿½t sitting right next to the show host. We have a sound environment that the big boys like when they hire voice talent, and ultimately the audio signal captured inside this booth is far cleaner and far quieter than many clients have ever asked for, or could have thought possible.
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We hope you enjoyed this little tour and we welcome your thoughts regarding it.