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Very cheap vocal booth alternative...

Discussion in 'Backline' started by thomas1831, May 9, 2014.

  1. thomas1831

    thomas1831 Member

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    I sell furniture for a job and we are constantly throwing out old mattress demos when new beds come out. So I decided to repurpose the foam in one as a vocal booth type of thing. Works very well stoping room reflections! Any mattress retailer has these and are more then likely just throwing them away like we are !
    Hope this helps any diy'ers out there!

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/9xaf81p98mtscqs/Photo 2014-05-09, 9 00 59 PM (HDR).jpg

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/nws7dei902g9rpu/Photo 2014-05-09, 9 01 25 PM.jpg
     
  2. FrankTheSmith

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    I've made the greatest portable vocal booth a few years ago. One sec. I'll find the pictures.
     
  3. Clockwork

    Clockwork Bass playing guy.

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    That's an interesting idea to have it mounted on the wall like that! Makes the stand a little less cumbersome than having a bulky reflection filter.
     
  4. FrankTheSmith

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    Fits on your head and you can walk around with it.
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  5. MetalJonesy

    MetalJonesy more metal, more booze!!!

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    haha! that's great!
     
  6. Terminus

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    Hahah that's rad. I worked in a tech-sector warehouse that used that same type of foam in the OP to box up large-scale printers and I used to grab some of the leftovers for various recording jobs. We used some for damping the room in front of a guitar cab before, and made a pretty large booth for vocals at one time by gluing some huge pieces of foam together with hot glue.
     
  7. bryan_kilco

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    Cool!

    I bought a 12 pack of moving blankets for my makeshift booth. Though after tracking 1 song, it seems I killed off a bit too much high end......maybe I built it TOO enclosed?
     

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