The Monster Sound Isolation Booth – Page 8

Now all of the wallboard is up and the lights are installed. 25 watt bulbs are used because of the heat any other bulb generates. It’s time to start hanging the acoustic foam treatment. For this we chose Auralex Foam. They sell the best kits and combos we have found to date. The foam is not cheap, however it is much more effective and visually appealing than carpet or egg crates. The photos are below.
vocal isolation booth 1.8
vocal isolation booth 1.8

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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.

vocal isolation booth 2.8
vocal isolation booth 2.8
vocal isolation booth 3.8
vocal isolation booth 3.8

More alternating patterns with edge-stop foam pieces surrounding the window.

vocal isolation booth 4.8
vocal isolation booth 4.8

Almost done, and….

vocal isolation booth 5.8
vocal isolation booth 5.8
vocal isolation booth 6.8
vocal isolation booth 6.8

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?

vocal isolation booth 7.8
vocal isolation booth 7.8

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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 aren�t 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.

For questions, comments or further elaboration on any detail of this project please jump over to the forum and place your questions there.

We hope you enjoyed this little tour and we welcome your thoughts regarding it.

Thanks,
Michael Minetree
MineWurx Studio.

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