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I just bought this. Now, I don't want you to tell me I'm crazy, I already know that. What I want/need is someone to ask, how have I gone so long without it. Anyone? crazy

https://snapstudio.com/

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I can answer your question but I will give you a word of warning. The last time I saw someone enter a box like that a magic wand was waved and they disappeared! So check for magic wands prior to entering!


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I don't sing, but it looks way cheaper than $400/hr at your local studio so long as you don't have 6'9" Britney Griner in there with you.

She might poke thru the roof smile smile

Does it come with microwave oven and color TV?


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Steve, when I pull the curtins and you hear what is coming out you're going to think Rod Stewart is in there... Our current project will be the test of this addition to my spare bedroom, opps, I mean my Studio.


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NYC studio apartment.


Funny stuff aside, I am a big fan of these kind of pop filters that I will link. They were limited to only a couple of makers, now they are spreading faster than flu:

https://www.amazon.com/Microphone-Sound-absorbing-Isolation-Canceling-Windscreen/dp/B0BHQ4RCRB

These actually eliminate a lot of room noise...for me.

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PVC pipe and moving blankets for less than 1/4 the cost


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I just bought this. Now, I don't want you to tell me I'm crazy, I already know that.

You're crazy grin Whoops, you asked me not to tell you that crazy

Actually, it might be neat. Yes, there may be cheaper methods and other methods, but this one allows you to get going straight away. Keep us posted smile


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Looks good Dan, and probably will make you feel even more pro when you use it.

Enjoy.


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All kidding aside, does it work to help keep external noises from getting in?


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All kidding aside, does it work to help keep external noises from getting in?


external noises, yes... but the vocal booth's super power is its ability to eliminate room echo by absorbing everything that gets past the mic.

If you watch much youtube you may have already noticed that a lot of content providers make their videos inside their car. The average car is designed to be a good acoustic space. There are very few reflective surfaces and lots of padding

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Does it smell like a new car in there?

(I’m thinking of Frank Zappa in “Baby Snakes” saying the best part of a squeezebox is the way the air coming out of the holes smells.)

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I live on the lake in a 100 year old cottage house which we gutted and built onto 4 years ago. So outside or external noise is not a problem. There are a lot of reviews avialable on Snap vocal booth and they confirm it is not designed to be an isolation chamber, so it may minimize but will not eliminate external noise.

My studio in the house is my grand daughters old bedroom. (I bought the house originally from my son). There is no acostic treatment of the room. just a typical 12 x 12 carpeted drywall construction with two large windows. I never had the interest in trying to attach foam on the walls and corners. The room is crammed with computers and music gear! But I can make room for the 33 x 33 inch footprint of the booth. The booth promises "- efficiently absorbing reverb, leaving vocals dry and clear". And it claims to be portable for easy dissassembly and storage.

I thought about making the booth. As mentioned, PVC and moving rugs as best I can tell. At $500 this is not a "no-brainer" purchase for me. Drew up the design and was heading for Home Deport when when my daughter told me Prime would deliver the unit "Tomorrow". That was the deal breaker for me.

OK, why do I feel I need this? I figure I have thousands of dollars invested in making my music. And every purchase was based on the assumption that my music would sound better. Time is chasing me. I can't put things off for much longer. On top of that, my voice is not getting sweeter with age.

And why now, at this moment I am starting a new recording project (collaboration with Steve). Vocals are waiting on the booth.

I thought someone here would have experience with this type of setup versus an open mic in a home studio.

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It's a neat, tidy, fairly comfortably portable, quite possibly more effective, quite possibly cheaper alternative and to my old trick of hanging curtains across the room. It closes fully, which curtains can't easily do. The fabric has probably also been designed for the job. It packs away quite nicely, too. Buying one does not appear to me to be the slightest bit crazy!

Edit: Ah yes ... after reading some later posts, an English:American translation:
curtains == drapes

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Interesting unit. Janice facing a quilted table runner hanging down file cabinet in a combo office, "studio" and workout room has worked for us for 30 years. Guess we've gotten used to the room ambiance good or bad smile

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Time is chasing me. I can't put things off for much longer. On top of that, my voice is not getting sweeter with age.


Oh brother do I feel that exact same thing . . .

Let us know how the booth works out!

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The relative value of this depends on how much you actually record that isn't line level. I have seen stories here and on youtube of people building home studios and when you see the studio at work, they record 95% of what they do in line level, so there are no room acoustics involved at all other than on the vocal track. I had a guy come here and start telling me everything wrong with my room and I asked him straight out "When I plug a keyboard into my interface and record parts, how does the room come into play? Other than that the computer generates everything. It's all line level direct to disk recording." At the time I had 2 sets of bifold doors faced with absorbent foam, and when I sang I would take those 2 sets of doors, open them both 90 degrees, and make a cube out of them. It was horrible. If I bumped them they would fall over, etc... There are 2 spots I had to repair the wall where one fell and poked through the drywall. LOL!

But bottom line here is that it all comes down to you. If you wanted this and had the money to spend on it, you do you bro! In my case, for me, this would have been spending a mortgage payment and gas bill for something I would use 3-4 times a year. But again, I am not you and you are not me. I do very little with music anymore.

I use this. Foam squares I bought on Facebook Marketplace for $20 and this little collapsible isolation attachment I got for $25. It works well for me like your booth will work for you.

The "time passing by" thing makes me too depressed to talk about. LOL

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Ya, this is for vocal work only. Just me and my microphone and my computers...

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But again, I am not you and you are not me. I do very little with music anymore.


Otherwise, Eddie, I am just guessing here, but I think you are 3 - 5 years my senior. I have friends in that age range. They were working musicians but are no longer. Hense, the reason I have to push while there is still time for me.


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Well, it ain't small! Many would have found it easy to install. But I ain't like many. The frame itself was a piece of cake, literally minutes, but hangin those heavy drapers was a bear for me. The velcrow was not error free. On two occasions I needed a blade to snip away some stitches which held the straps together. I suspect it will be easier now that I did it once.

My Rode condenser mic fit in nicely and luckly I have long cables for mic and headphones. Hope to be using it shortly.

Kudos to PRIME, less than 24 hours from the time I order to delivery.

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What is the texture of the drapes? Is the finish on them hard like a moving blanket?


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They are soft and absorbant. But very very dense and heavy. More than a typical moving blanket.


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