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.
Here is a brief look at three portable vocal booths available today:
Vocalbooth .com: This company makes several kinds of vocal booths for different levels of performance levels. Each of their models is enclosed and has several options or upgrades you can add on, for an additional price.
Their vocal booths size range from 4′ x 4′ to 16′ x 16′ (exterior dimensions). They can custom-cut the walls of the booths, which are made from foam or fabric wrapped foam.
The recommended ceiling room height for these booths is 8′ — for assembly purposes. The company says you can assemble the booths in several hours.
The price range for their vocal booths range from $3000 to more than $12,000, depending on options you want added onto the booth.
WhisperRoom: Called Sound Isolation Enclosures,â this company offers 20 different sizes of vocal booth models and two levels of sound isolation with basic and optional features. The standard (single-wall) noise control enclosure consists of one layer of medium density fiberboard.
The WhisperRoom is made up of multiple components, each designed to have a manageable weight and size. They say that since the heaviest part of the booth weighs just 115 lbs., they feel the assembly and disassembly can easily be performed by the client.
Price range for this vocal booth can be anywhere from $3000 to $25,000 depending on the model and added options.
VocalBoothToGo.com: Unlike other vocal booth manufacturers, http://www.VocalBoothToGo.com has created a lightweight, durable and portable booth without the use of foam, which tends to break off, get stained and absorb smell.
Instead of the foam, which can become cumbersome to travel with, VocalBoothToGo vocal booths are constructed with lightweight frame and acoustic soundproof blankets. The double wall construction of the booths provides layered isolation for better sound deadening. Additional sound deadening materials can be added in between the wall layers. These booths also feature corner sound traps, which allow the owner to change the configuration to achieve optimal acoustics of the booth.
These vocal booths can be assembled and dissembled in about 20 minutes and is perfect for anyone needing a vocal booth for an apartment, hotel room or any other small space. You can travel with this vocal booth since it fits easily into the trunk of a standard car.
This company also offers a table-top version of a vocal booth for audio and recording on-the-go. Weighing about 8 lbs., their Carry-On vocal booth folds into a convenient travel bag and can be set up and operational in less than 20 seconds. It is light weight, washable and durable. This new product also has met the approval of the Voiceover Academy.
Price range for VocalBoothToGo vocal booths range from a little under $300 for the Carry-On vocal booth to starting just under $1000 for a walk-in booths. Booths can be customized with upgraded options as well.
For most voice over artists who desire a home recording studio, cost and quality are number #1 and #2 on the list of priorities. However, benefits such as portability and durability maybe things to strongly consider in creating a studio at home. A true mobile vocal booth should only require one person to set up and dissemble and also have the option of storing it when not in use. Also, setting up a vocal booth at your home should never hinder your work nor your personal life.
Acoustic Vocal Booth 3 x 3 (below)