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
- Bungee cable (optional)
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.
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.
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.
Affix feet by inverting the T and attaching piping into the open coupler.
Replicate steps 2 through 4 to make two more frames.
Arrange the frames as an open-sided box. Drape mover’s blankets over each frame, and keep them set up making use of clamps.
In case added stability is required, connect frames together making use of bungee cables.
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