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How To Build Your Own Soundbooth At Home For Under $100

By Edited Dec 26, 2015 0 1

DAWs make home recording cheaper than ever. Build a home soundbooth to record high-quality audio.

Home recording is far more inexpensive than ever, because of a rise in lower priced, more-effective computer systems and an abundance of software applications. Even so, absolutely no software program can imitate one particular critical component of a recording: a clean vocal take. With a little creativity, a journey to the local home improvement center plus some elbow grease you'll be able to construct a home sound booth that will assist you nail that perfect vocal take, with nominal background noise.


Keep in mind, that while some DAWs make it easier to record vocals than others, but they can all capture a performance. 

Listed Here Are The Things You Will Require to Make Your Soundbooth :

 9  10-foot by 1-inch Schedule 40 PVC plumbing pipe
 12  1-inch PVC T couplers
 6  1-inch PVC 90-degree elbows
 24  1-inch PVC pipe caps
 4  72-inch by 60-inch mover?s blankets
 6  squeeze hand clamps (more, if desired)
 1  clamp light
 1  CFL bulb
 Tubing cutter/hacksaw
 Tape measure
 Bungee cable (optional)

Step 1
Cut the larger pipe into the following increments:
Cut in half three of the 10-foot PVC pipes producing six 5-foot segments of PVC piping to use as the top and bottom of the body.
Cut the remainder of the piping into 6-foot increments making 6 6-foot segments of piping for use as the sides of the frame.
Cut the remainder of the piping into 1-foot increments creating 24 1-foot sections of piping to be utilized as feet.

Step 2
Affix a couple of the 6-foot side pieces to two of the 5-foot bottom and top pieces. Use two 90-degree elbows in order to connect the sections at the top corners, and two T couplers in order to connect at the bottom corners.

Step 3
Build your support feet by attaching 1-foot increments of piping to a T coupler. The piping needs to be inserted so it forms the bottom of a standing letter T when connected to the coupler. Put end caps into open ends of the T coupler.

Step 4
Affix feet by inverting the T and linking piping to the open coupler.

Step 5
Repeat steps 2 through 4 to produce two more support frames.

Step 6
Organize the frames as an open-sided box. Hang mover's blankets over each shape, and keep them positioned making use of clamps.

Step 7
If added balance is desired, attach frames together by using bungee cables.

Step 8
Connect a clamp light to front frame and insert a light bulb. Hang one last blanket over the top of the frames.


 While this particular setup can be extremely good at limiting background noise, take into account that location is extremely important. Attempt to make use of this booth in as a quiet a location as feasible.

 Always record with the performer facing a frame with two support frames on both sides. The vocalist's body will be able to form a natural barrier, essentially becoming your fourth wall when recording.

 If space reaches limited, you could arrange your booth with just two frames. Configure two frames flush within a corner, forming a "V," while having your vocalist record, facing the corner.

 These individual structures are very simple to stash, disassemble and move. Don't feel made to make use of them in one space.



Jan 18, 2012 12:27am
Interesting. I plan to do something like this at some point. I'm going around looking for ideas.

A few pictures would help a lot here.

I also looked at your article about DAWs.
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