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Sound Booth 101: How to Build a Vocal Booth for Great Recordings

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Clean, clear vocals are essential for a great recording, but getting a good vocal track without a sound booth is a real challenge. Fortunately, it’s easy to learn how to build a vocal booth that will deliver perfect, dry sound every time. Here’s a short look at why and how to build a vocal booth—whether you’re starting from scratch or converting an existing room.




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How to Build a Vocal Booth: Construction Crew Not Required
 

If you’re feeling ambitious, you can build a great sound booth from the ground up. Take a look at these customer reviews for a fantastic showcase of fully built vocal booths. Audimute is proud to offer a range of high-performance products for the big projects, including Audimute Peacemaker Sound Insulation for total isolation.  If you already have built a sound booth in your studio, it’s easy and inexpensive to make it sound great.   

However, a custom sound booth is a big, permanent step, and it’s more than most of our customers need. The good news is that learning how to build a vocal booth isn’t necessary. With Audimute Sound Absorption Sheets, you don’t have to be a carpenter to convert any household or studio space—from the smallest closet to a studio suite—into an effective sound booth.  

Simply install a layer or two of affordable, portable Sound Absorption Sheets on the inside of the room.  Audimute Absorption Sheets reduce an amazing amount of echo, reflection, and reverberation in any space, big or small. They hang in seconds and easily go wherever they’re needed, so the world can be your recording studio.  

 

Why Sound Absorption Is Necessary



Sound bounces around in every room. It’s reflected by hard surfaces and absorbed by soft materials. Any sound that isn’t absorbed will eventually make it back to your microphone and “color” the sound of the recording.  A good sound booth is lined with absorptive material to reduce echo and reflection, so the microphone picks up the true vocal image and nothing else. The vocal performance shines through, and you spend less time fixing the sound “in the mix.”


Generations of artists wondering how to build a vocal booth have raided their closets for blankets, pillows, and anything else that would clean up the sound of their rooms. It’s the right idea, but the wrong material. Audimute has engineered the perfect solution: a vast array of products that will dramatically improve the sound of any sound booth.

If you’re feeling ambitious, you can build a great sound booth from the ground up. Take a look at these customer reviews for a fantastic showcase of fully built vocal booths. Audimute is proud to offer a range of high-performance products for the big projects, including Audimute Peacemaker Sound Insulation for total isolation.  If you already have built a sound booth in your studio, it’s easy and inexpensive to make it sound great.   

However, a custom sound booth is a big, permanent step, and it’s more than most of our customers need. The good news is that learning how to build a vocal booth isn’t necessary. With Audimute Sound Absorption Sheets, you don’t have to be a carpenter to convert any household or studio space—from the smallest closet to a studio suite—into an effective sound booth.  

Simply install a layer or two of affordable, portable Sound Absorption Sheets on the inside of the room.  Audimute Absorption Sheets reduce an amazing amount of echo, reflection, and reverberation in any space, big or small. They hang in seconds and easily go wherever they’re needed, so the world can be your recording studio.  




As a stylish alternative to Absorption Sheets, Audimute also offers super-effective Acoustic Wall Coverings. Wall Coverings come in several attractive colors, have grommets for easy installation, and provide an even higher level of acoustic absorption than Absorption Sheets do.
One Audimute client discovered how to build a vocal booth—for professional use—inside a closet. Click the banner below to view Marcie's story, and remember that Audimute experts are always available to help you build a great sound booth for less. 



To view a complete summary of our range of products, check out our page titled "Will Audimute Material Work For Me?".  For a quick and easy Sound Absorption Sheet estimate, use your room dimensions and our Absorption Sheet calculator. And for the assistance only a live expert can provide, use our Live Chat or call Audimute at 1-866-505-MUTE.