DIY Vocal Booth (Recording booth)

...and how to do so...
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KVRist
252 posts since 5 Jun, 2017 from Los Angeles

Post Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:37 pm

signupz wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:49 pm
Im confused, is this DIY or did you "buy what you liked" for $3-4k?
I meant to say that I didn't take my time to shop around for parts and material. I'm just not a smart shopper in general and when I want to get something done, it has to be done right away...that is if I can afford it. The whole thing was built from scratch in my garage.
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Ploki
KVRian
913 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Re: DIY Vocal Booth (Recording booth)

Post Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:34 am

Forgotten wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:23 pm
meldavid wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 12:45 am
Impressive stuff. I'm going to bookmark this for the future when/if I get a studio. Right now I just have a bedroom. :(

Not a pro, so I have no experience with this stuff. What do you think of those small screen things that wrap around your mic that aim to be a vocal booth?

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I have heard mixed things about those mic surrounds, and they only really work for something directional like vocals.

One cheap way to get a reasonable booth is to make one by hanging heavy blankets. It's not perfect, but you can avoid most of the background noise and reflections in your recording space. Best thing about trying it out with blankets is that you can try various permutations without making something permanent.
the foam ones are decent

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these however have a nasty reflection that is probably only better if you record in a really horrible room.

+1 on heavy blankets.

Michael_Hoffman
KVRer
6 posts since 31 Oct, 2019 from Hollywood, CA

Re: DIY Vocal Booth (Recording booth)

Post Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:26 pm

Wow, this looks excellent! im in the the process of building my home studio and have been looking for great DIY ideas to build a vocal booth under a budget. I see you posted this was a bout 3k - 4k range. Im just curious if there were options within your build that may have had cheaper prices? Not that im trying to be cheap, im just on about a 1k - 2k budget at the moment.

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herodotus
KVRAF
5608 posts since 8 Dec, 2004 from The Twin Cities

Re: DIY Vocal Booth (Recording booth)

Post Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:39 pm

Great idea, and an ambitious build. Personally, I think an inch thick layer of rigid fiberglass would be a simple way to improve performance. Sculpted foam is much less sonically absorbent than rigid fiberglass.

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KVRist
252 posts since 5 Jun, 2017 from Los Angeles

Re: DIY Vocal Booth (Recording booth)

Post Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:42 pm

Michael_Hoffman wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:26 pm
Wow, this looks excellent! im in the the process of building my home studio and have been looking for great DIY ideas to build a vocal booth under a budget. I see you posted this was a bout 3k - 4k range. Im just curious if there were options within your build that may have had cheaper prices? Not that im trying to be cheap, im just on about a 1k - 2k budget at the moment.
Thank you! You can definitely do this with a lower budget. Like I said before, I did not shop around for cheaper prices. If I needed something, I just went ahead and bought it. If you have the patience to look for deals, you can totally build this with 2k-3k budget. Lose the window. It's really not needed.

My vocal booth is about to find a new home. I'm in the process of remodeling/converting my garage into the studio. It's going to be ONE all purpose room and I no longer need the booth. Will make a new thread about that project soon.
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KVRist
252 posts since 5 Jun, 2017 from Los Angeles

Re: DIY Vocal Booth (Recording booth)

Post Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:44 pm

herodotus wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:39 pm
Great idea, and an ambitious build. Personally, I think an inch thick layer of rigid fiberglass would be a simple way to improve performance. Sculpted foam is much less sonically absorbent than rigid fiberglass.
That's probably a good idea. What type of rigid fiberglass you're thinking about? Like Owen's 703 stuff?
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