Yeah...Building Vocal Booth - In Progress (Pics Coming)

Discussion in 'Audio Help & Tips' started by Luminous, Sep 4, 2003.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Luminous

    Luminous Burbaby

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2003
    Messages:
    2,945
    Sup guys...I'm in the process of building my vocal booth...I will have pics on the way...let me explain how it is and what I'm doing...

    ---------------------

    I got the materials yesterday and got to work...

    One 6" X 8" (I think) Clear Acrylic Sheet (for the window)

    Thirty 2 X 2's (or as they turned out to be 1.5x1.5's)

    Six 6' X 8' Hardwood sheets (the shit they make clipboards out of...thin, but hard as fuck.

    10 Sheets of Styrofoam siding/insulation

    White Polyurethane Foam from joan fabrics...got 10 yards...I'm gonna need more though.

    Screws, etc.

    ------------------------

    Basically...the frame is built...It is 4 X 6 X 7

    The frame is erected...but the frame-walls are not connected yet...they just lay against each other.

    I used 4 vertical studmounts in each 6 Foot wall...and 3 vertical studmounts in each 4 foot wall. I am going to put horizontal reinforcements in between each stud as well.

    After the frame is put together, and the walls are on the frame, I'm going to make the interior walls out of the styrofoam sheets. This will create a flat service to put the foam on.

    I will also cut the hole and frame the window at this time.

    My entryway has been decided to be some sort of hanging device...a heavy blanket or curtain type thing...I got a door but its a bitch to try and put on...its fucking crazy...so I'm takin it back...I ain't a carpenter...My goal wasn't to tryand build a soundproof booth...it was to build a booth for vocals where you won't hear echo and such in the microphone...If you want yours soundproofed then just put a door on it (good luck)...

    In the future, depending on its cost...I will cover the outside with acoustic fabric.

    I'll update you with some pictures during progress and as well as complete...
    test
  2. MookHustle

    MookHustle New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2003
    Messages:
    180
    sounds good homie, keep up the good work
    test
  3. Luminous

    Luminous Burbaby

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2003
    Messages:
    2,945
    You think the drape isntead of a door will cause any problems????

    Its a very small opening where the drape is going to be...about 2 feet wide...out of the 6 foot side.

    I don't care if sound escapes into the room...I care if it will affect the vocal quality in the recording.
    test
  4. MookHustle

    MookHustle New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2003
    Messages:
    180
    i would say forget the drape and go with the door....personally that;s what i would do. you would most likely get better quality. stay up.
    test
  5. Luminous

    Luminous Burbaby

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2003
    Messages:
    2,945
    how will the door give better quality over the drape...if anything...it lets more sound out of the booth...thats sound that doesn't bounce around the inside and get picked up by the mic? Right?
    test
  6. mic1tharula

    mic1tharula 790 verbal

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2002
    Messages:
    3,173
    why dont you just make the entire booth out of drapes then dummy

    GET IGNANT

    then figure out that a drape is a dumbass move
    test
  7. Luminous

    Luminous Burbaby

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2003
    Messages:
    2,945
    I don't think you understand...

    everything is soundproof except for one 2 ft. section of drape...out of a booth thats 6 x 8 feet...thats not a lot of space...

    so how is the little 2ft section going to disrupt all the rest of the soundproofing?

    Answer my question without a dumbass remark please. If you are actually correct...then you should be able to give a reasonable explanation.
    test
  8. mic1tharula

    mic1tharula 790 verbal

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2002
    Messages:
    3,173
    let me use an analogy.

    say you have an airplane. the entire plane is pressurized so that you don't pass out because you're so fucking high in the sky. got that much? okay. now, say that we just made a 2 ft section of the plane (which is huge btw) out of drapes. the plane no longer will stay pressurized, and you may be sucked out and die a horrible death at 35,000 feet.

    YA DIG?

    any piece of the booth that is not completely closed during recording is going to compromise the whole thing. it's an all or nothing situation.
    test
  9. Luminous

    Luminous Burbaby

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2003
    Messages:
    2,945
    hahaha...you dont know what ya talkin about...the booth isn't pressurized, so the airplane analogy doesnt work...and to tell you the truth, you watch too many movies...you can open a door on an airplane and you won't be sucked out...if you are too high, yes you won't be able to breathe cause no oxygen...but it won't suck you out, and it won't compromize the situation (if you have oxygen that is)
    test
  10. Luminous

    Luminous Burbaby

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2003
    Messages:
    2,945
    we are talking about sound being picked up by a microphone...not being in an airplane (where sound doesnt mean jack shit)
    test
  11. drop1ne

    drop1ne TH WORLDS AFRAID OF ME

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2002
    Messages:
    998
    but the drapes are going to compromise it because the mics going to pick up outside noise and if im not mistakein some of your voice echoing off your bedroom walls
    test
  12. BPINCdef

    BPINCdef Renaissance Man

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2003
    Messages:
    4,161
    the airplane analogy works fine, the point isnt to be that the booth is literally pressurized but go for the door man...its just hinges right? or sliding? The door is the best
    if sound escapes it can get back in causing more reverb and you dont want that, a drape is okay maybe BEHIND some foam or sumthin (think moving carpet shit) but it will not do as a doorway
    test
  13. Luminous

    Luminous Burbaby

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2003
    Messages:
    2,945
    sound going out the door will never make it back in...sound doesn't reflect straight....and it will disperse in the room before it makes it back in the 2 foot space...especially after its passed twice through a heavy blanket
    test
  14. BPINCdef

    BPINCdef Renaissance Man

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2003
    Messages:
    4,161
    dont ask for comments if your sure ur gonna do it and we cant tell you otherwise....do the drape and tell us the quality, wut we say doesnt matter
    test
  15. Luminous

    Luminous Burbaby

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2003
    Messages:
    2,945
    I will let u know how it works...and you can listen to the quality to see...maybe it will save people a lot of trouble who are building booths.
    test
  16. rez0nate

    rez0nate New Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2003
    Messages:
    1,398
    I would also go for the door, because the drape wil cause unwanted echo, and in any other booth have you seen a drape? Trust me, the drape will cause that lil reverb that sounds like your stuck in a box, because if the WHOLE thing isnt soundproof sounds will leak out and get places theyre not supposed to, and im guessing you have a high quality mic so you know that lil noises will be recorded....
    test
  17. mic1tharula

    mic1tharula 790 verbal

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2002
    Messages:
    3,173
    i was gonna say the same exact thing. why ask for comments when you gonna just say "fuck you i know whats best"

    plus you didnt get the airplane shit at all, i'm not sayin tha booth is pressurized i'm trying to explain to you the importance of having a complete booth surrounding you without any drapes letting sound out.
    test
  18. Jel

    Jel BC's Finest

    Joined:
    May 18, 2002
    Messages:
    1,940
    And u gotta think of it like this, if sound can escape the booth, sound can get back in.
    Simple as that!
    test
  19. mic1tharula

    mic1tharula 790 verbal

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2002
    Messages:
    3,173
    ^^^werd to big bird on that shit
    test
  20. Luminous

    Luminous Burbaby

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2003
    Messages:
    2,945
    the thing is...my quality is good with the KSM without a booth at all...very little echo...etc...

    im sure 4 walls with soundproofing and one drape will be even better than the setup i have now...i dont need it to be perfect perfect perfect.
    test
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Users Viewing Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 0)