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Traveling with Your Portable Carry-on Vocal Booth
We call it the Carry-on Vocal Booth. but it should be called The Ultimate Road Warrior's Recording Studio. But is it actually easy to travel with? Can you really carry it with you on an airplane? And, how does it sound?
How It All Works
Obviously, the main concern for most travelers is whether it can be carried on a plane as a carry-on luggage or does it have to be checked-in as baggage? Voice actors and others who have traveled around the world with the Carry-On Vocal Booth have told us that that in most cases, they have had no problem with taking the portable vocal booth on a plane. In some cases, they were asked to place it in a cargo compartment when they boarded, similar to checking in a baby stroller.
Carry-on luggage size
Although the Carry-on Vocal Booth does not exactly fit the Carry-on luggage size box, it is within the volume allowed by airline which is 9 x 14 x 22 = 2772 cubic inches. The Carry-on Vocal Booth measures 23 x 24 x 4 = 2304 cubic inches. One might think it is a suit or garment bag. (In fact, the support tray is 22 x 22 inches, but we added couple of inches to be on the safe side.)
Drummer, Podcaster Uses Producer’s Choice Sound Blankets to Create Drum Room and Podcasting Studio
‘’The houses in my neighborhood are in close quarters, about 100 years old and the rooms couldn’t be less sealed,’’ Michael told VocalBoothToGo.com.‘’ I used Gobos in the corners and behind my drum set but they really didn’t do much at all.’’
Using Producer's Choice Acoustic Blankets During a Live Gig - A Musician's Own Story
by Byron Santo, Bassist, Producer, Author & Beta Tester
My background is in performing, recording and mastering, but over the last two 2 years I've been doing more live sound due to my mixer beta testing.
One issue that I have encountered as well as many other sound engineers and musicians is bad venue and stage acoustics. I have played gigs that moving one foot on stage resulted in not being able to hear oneself. I started thinking what could live performers do to alleviate these acoustical problems considering that one could not alter the physical structure of the venues or stages. After much research, I discovered VocalBoothToGo’s Producer's Choice acoustic blankets.
I decided to purchase one blanket to test. I had no experience in acoustic blankets but I did have experience in studio acoustical foam usage. After a few tests in my recording studio I decided to try the blanket in a live situation. Hanging the 6' x 8' blanket behind my drummer in an extremely bad acoustical sounding venue produced good results. The early reflections from the drums, amps and monitors were reduced resulting in a cleaner stage and PA sound. Two sound engineers were attending my gig that was familiar with the venue and its acoustical problems also heard a noticeable improvement.
Carry-on Vocal Booth Pro Put To Test During VOAtlanta 2014 By Voice Actor and Vocal Booth Expert
VocalBoothToGo.com presented its soundproofing and acoustic treatment products, such as the Carry-on Vocal Booth Pro, at VOAtltanta 2014, the largest voice-over conference in Southeastern United States held in March. The conference boasted speakers, leaders and presenters in the voice-over industry and included voice-over professionals, trainers, coaches, agents as well as service providers.
As an exhibitor, VocalBoothToGo.com demonstrated many of its products including the Voice Over Start-up Success Kit, Soundproofer Sound Booth SB33, Producer's Choice sound blankets and the Carry-on Vocal Booth Pro. The portable vocal booth was put to a real-time test by a voice actor and home studio/vocal booth expert during the event.
"We rented a 6 x 3 Acoustical Vocal Booth from VocalBoothToGo for an event. We received the booth on time, it was easy to assemble and it met our needs for our event. I would definitely recommend renting from VocalBoothToGo if you need to use a vocal booth for just a short period."
Steve VanDusen, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
"In the year since I've had it [Carry-on Vocal Booth], I've recorded promos for the UFC for FOX from Berlin, MLB for FOX from Ibiza, promos for a daily show on Fox Sports and NFL network promos...and in remote locations."
Peter Giles, Voice Actor; Voice for FOX Sports' Television promos for MLB and NASCAR
"The Carry-On Vocal Booth is lighter, easier to use, sounds better, and, in my opinion, far more functional than any other portable VO booth I've seen. This is the only portable voiceover booth I've found that doesn't have a "boxy" sound and does a really good job of minimizing room noise . . . . I like the Carry-On much better than the others!"
James Alburger, VoiceActing.com
Our Producer's Choice Sound Blankets are used all across the globe on a daily basis. Recently, a customer in the Philippines sent us photos of his use of the sound blankets in the studio as they work in creating the Tagalog Bible into an audible format.
Ervz Tia of the World Mission Communications Asia-Pacific told us, ''I just want to share that your blankets flew all the way around the world...in Pilipinas. Wrapping away those nasty reflections. MABUHAY!''
The Carry-on Vocal Booth proved its true portability and excellence in acoustic treatment on-the-go. Voice actress Randye Kaye unfortunately was recovering from an illness at a hospital but still wanted to continue to work. So...she brought along her Carry-on Vocal Booth to help her complete projects. She tweeted ''@VocalBoothToGo clients were very happy with sound quality even from a hospital room! Excellent product''Read more...
|Principles of Soundproofing|
To create good sound insulation, one must utilize the following general principles:
Mass -- use heavy materials
Air-tightness -- cover the whole enclosure airtight
Flexibility -- keep it limp, better to overlap, than stretch tight
Isolation -- separate (decouple) from surrounding structure
|Voice Actor Wins Carry on Vocal Booth During Conference|
Voice actor Mark Smith had no idea that he would be traveling from the Mid-Atlantic Voice Over Conference in November with the one thing he needed to boost his voice-over career -- a portable vocal booth. Mark's lucky raffle during the event was pulled by VocalBoothToGo's Gwen Farrell, and he was able to take home not only the Carry-on Vocal Booth, but the entire Voice Over Success Kit that includes other items helpful for audio recording such as a pop-filter and microphone stand.
''I have told by numerous folks about being the lucky winner of the Carry-On Vocal Booth and it has traveled with me from VA to SC up to CT,'' Marked said. ''Needless to say, it has already accrued some frequent flyer miles.''
Since the portable vocal booth was constructed for travel, Mark was able to fly and travel with his ultimate prize without trouble.
''I absolutely enjoy the luxury of having such an easy item to travel with and as you well know it folds up quite easily and it is very easy to pack. I have been looking at them for a few years and am very fortunate to win one.''
The Carry-on Portable Vocal Booth is constructed from Producer's Choice Sound Blankets and not acoustic foam, which allows for the ease of use and portability as well as acoustical sound treatment.
|VocalBoothToGo Heading to VOICE2014|
For the second time, VocalBoothToGo.com will be heading to Anaheim CA at the end of August to share its innovative products for the voice acting and professional audio recording industry, such as the Carry-on Vocal Booth Pro, with attendees and guests of VOICE 2014.
This international voice over convention will bring together coaches, voice actors, and entrepreneurs from all over the world including the U.S., Canada, Germany, Argentina, and more. Held from August 27-30, 2014, at the Anaheim Hilton, Anaheim, CA, this voice over event promotes education, technology and community for voice talent at all levels of experience.
If you plan on attending the event, stop by and say hello to us at the VocalBoothToGo exhibitor booth. It's a good time to check out our products before ordering. If you would like to learn more about this voice over event, please go to the website http://voiceconvention.com/.
|Russian's Yandex Purchases 10 Carry-on Vocal Booths|
Yandex, a Russian internet company which operates the largest search engine in Russia, purchased 10 Carry-on Vocal Booths from VocalBoothToGo. With 60% market share in that country, Yandex ranked as the 4th largest search engine worldwide with more than 150 million searches per day as of April 2012 and more than 50.5 million visitors daily as of February 2013.
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