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Soundproofing Forum Topics => Building a Sound Control room and a place for My Band to practice in! => Topic started by: honour on January 22, 2009, 05:50:35 AM

Title: Tiny vocal booth.. and i mean tiny.....
Post by: honour on January 22, 2009, 05:50:35 AM
Hey everyone.
I've just bought myself a new house, and I am currently in the process of setting up a studio in my back room. Neighbours are in pretty close proximity, so noise reduction is a problem.
All audio production can be done at reasonably low volume, but when I start recording vocals, this will be a little harder to keep quiet.
Therefore, I was thinking of building a small vocal booth in one corner, to try to isolate the vocalist as much as possible. This is where it gets tricky..
I have only about 1m x 1m room to build in.
Is there any point in building such a small booth? Or should I focus on deadening the room as a whole? Any help would be much appreciated.
Honour. Australia.
Title: Re: Tiny vocal booth.. and i mean tiny.....
Post by: Randy S on January 22, 2009, 07:18:00 PM
With a room this small I would recommend treating the room as a whole.
Since it is for vocals using SSP MAT will work great!
Here is the link and I would recommend 1" or thicker and cover the entire room.
http://www.soundproofing.org/sales/prices.html


Title: Re: Tiny vocal booth.. and i mean tiny.....
Post by: honour on January 22, 2009, 11:16:54 PM
Thanks a lot for that Randy.
My only problem with using the room as a full booth is sound travelling through the external walls. Will the SSP MAT prevent this? It's just that there is to be a lot of hip hop vocal recordings to be done, and I dont really want to upset the neighbours.
Thanks a lot again everyone.
Best regards,
Scott.
Title: Re: Tiny vocal booth.. and i mean tiny.....
Post by: Randy S on January 23, 2009, 12:53:32 AM
Yes, the mat does have a 25 STC rating so it will reduce vocals quite well. The genre doesnt really matter in vocals as long as the instrument track or beat is played in the headphones....now if your trying to stop low frequency waves that is an entirely different situation.
Title: Re: Tiny vocal booth.. and i mean tiny.....
Post by: honour on January 27, 2009, 04:41:22 AM
Thanks again Randy, much appreciated.
Yes, the backing track will always be through headphones. I shall look into this suggestion further.
Thanks again.
Scott.