With many audio editing platforms available today, recording can be done in the comfort of your own home, although it is not as easy as buying a microphone and pressing “Record”. Room acoustics are paramount. Every professional recording studio is fine-tuned to get the best sound possible. It requires expertise and costs thousands of dollars to do a proper job in acoustic room treatment. Yet in-home audio recording studios this often underestimated. It is much more fun to talk about expensive mics, EQ (equalizers) and latest software that “removes” noise and optimizes your tracks all by itself. Continue reading “Sound ART Acoustic Room Treatment”
There’s tons of little known important tips and tricks to being hired, called back, and liked in the music community. There are many many more ways to lose the job and never get another chance. Here’s a number of things I’ve learned firsthand that’ll help in any live music venue. Okay, some of them are things I’ve learned from friends, but I left out all the urban legends. Don’t worry though, there’s still lots of entertaining feats of stupidity here.
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“There are three key aspects in capturing good sound — the quality of the instrument, the quality of the player and acoustic room treatment,’’ Martin Morrisette told VocalBoothToGo.com during a video interview about his music business and best practices in creating a home recording studio space.
Marty, an accomplished musician and former band member of Remember When, is also a writer, blogger and singer. With his business partner and friend, Pierre-Antoine Rivard Paquet he started 4Chords Production, which focuses on producing and recording bands and artists as well as writing and producing sound tracks for short films, corporate and promotional videos. He told VocalBoothToGo during an interview that he has learned from his experience in the music industry that there are three key aspects in capturing a good sound.
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It goes without question that in today’s competitive world of voiceover, you will need to invest in a home studio of some kind. Your home studio will be essential for auditions, practice, and paid projects as they flow in. However, the cost of equipping a home studio may vary anywhere from a few hundred dollars to several thousand, depending on your individual needs.
When considering planning out your home recording studio, two important aspects must be addressed: soundproofing and acoustic room treatment. It’s quite obvious that your recordings should not have any sounds that do not belong such as traffic, barking dogs, noisy neighbors or a lawn mower passing by. Nonetheless, your recordings should not make you sound as if you are recording in a fish bowl either. Where do you start…
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What does NRC and SAA stand for?
Sound absorption properties of acoustic materials can be measured in lab tests. Specifications for materials used in sound absorption commonly include an NRC (Noise Reduction Coefficient) for simplicity, in addition to more detailed frequency versus amplitude charts.
The Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) and Sound Absorption Average (SAA) values are both single number ratings that indicate the level of sound absorption provided by the product being tested
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When building a home recording studio or a vocal booth, it is important to understand the different approaches one needs to take when tackling soundproofing and acoustic room treatment of the recording space.
The first thing people do when they get into the audio recording business is purchase recording equipment. Instead, they should consider spending their money on things that don’t make a sound. If you are converting a closet into a voice over booth, building a DIY vocal booth in a garage or turning a bedroom into a recording studio, investing money into the room itself may be a very good idea.
It boils down to this: you need to take care of acoustics and/or soundproofing because if you don’t, you will have a problem with noise. Noise problems related to home studios and neighbors in attached houses. Noise caused by a flying jet or lawn mower. Noise from family members or the dog.
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In today’s world, the voiceover professional no longer has to worry about getting into a car, driving through traffic or even fighting for a parking space to get into a studio to do a voiceover session. In fact, all they really need is a quiet place to do the voice over which means, they need a portable vocal booth for soundproofing.
Portable vocal booths should be exactly what it says, portable For professionals just getting into the field or for those who travel often, the mobility and flexibility of a portable vocal booth should help them save time and prevent headaches.
There are many types of portable vocal booths available on the market today.
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