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

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

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

Home recording is much more affordable than ever, because of an rise of cheaper, more-effective computing systems and a plethora of software applications. However, simply no software program can imitate one particular essential aspect of a recording: a clear vocal take. With a little ingenuity, a trip to the local home improvement center plus some hard work you can build a media sound booth that will assist you in nailing that solid vocal take, with negligible background noise.

Here Are The Things You Will Need:

  • 9 x 10-foot by 1-inch Schedule 40 PVC plumbing pipe
  • 12 x 1-inch PVC T couplers
  • 6 x 1-inch PVC 90-degree elbows
  • 24 x 1-inch PVC pipe caps
  • 4 x 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
  • Sharpie
  • Bungee cable (optional)

Step 1

Cut the bigger pipe into the following increments: Cut in half three of the 10-foot PVC pipes producing six 5-foot sections of PVC piping to be used as the top and bottom of the frame. Cut the remaining piping into 6-foot increments making 6 6-foot portions of piping for use as the sides of the frame. Cut the remaining piping into 1-foot increments generating 24 1-foot pieces of piping to be used as feet.

Step 2

Place a couple of the 6-foot side parts to two of the 5-foot bottom and top portions. Use two 90-degree elbows to attach the sections at the top corners, and two T couplers to connect towards the bottom corners.

Step 3

Build your support feet by connecting 1-foot increments of piping to a T coupler. The piping should be affixed so that it forms the base of a standing letter T when connected to the coupler. Place end caps into open ends of the T coupler.

Step 4

Affix feet by inverting the T and attaching piping into the open coupler.

Step 5

Replicate steps 2 through 4 to make two more frames.

Step 6

Arrange the frames as an open-sided box. Drape mover’s blankets over each frame, and keep them set up making use of clamps.

Step 7

In case added stability is required, connect frames together making use of bungee cables.

Step 8

Attach a clamp light to front frame and place a bulb. Hang a final philadelphia phillies cincinnati bengals t shirt over the top of the frames.


  • While this specific setup can be extremely good at limiting background sounds, understand that location is very important. Attempt to use this booth in as a silent a location as possible.
  • Always record with the vocalist facing a frame with two frames on each side. The vocalist’s body should form a natural barrier, efficiently becoming the fourth wall when recording.
  • If space is at a premium, you can arrange your booth with just two frames. Configure two frames flush in a corner, forming a “V,” while having your vocalist record, facing the corner.
  • These individual frames are extremely simple store, disassemble and move. Don’t feel made to use them in one area.
  • Remember to pick a digital audio workstation that fits you needs. Here is a site that can help you with your choices.

write by Gabriel

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