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Real-life test proves efficiency of Producer's Choice sound blankets in reducing noise from drum room

drum room uses producer's choice sound blankets

Our Producer's Choice sound absorbing blankets, designed for acoustic room treatment, also provide a cost efficient solution for noise reduction.

This video shows how you can reduce the sound coming from your drum set or any other instrument in your practice space.


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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.

I decided to purchase a 2nd acoustic blanket and try it on a stage, which had a back wall made of brick and glass. The side walls were also brick and the physical stage was made of plywood with no carpet and stood four feet tall. It was an acoustical nightmare. I hung the two blankets behind my drummer which resulted in a 12' wide by 8' tall section of the back wall being covered. The back wall was close to 18' wide. The results were amazing -- there were hardly any reflections on stage. This resulted in an improved PA sound, no feedback and a better performance for me and fellow musicians.  I was running sound from the stage on that gig, the blankets made my job much easier which allowed me to focus more on playing then sound. The owner of the venue and routine customers heard the difference in my band’s sound quality which resulted in getting booked again. :)

My goal is to continue to test the Producers Choice acoustic blankets in a variety of live performance scenarios. I would love to be able to wrap a stage one gig -- the entire back wall and two side walls.

Considering the cost of a single blanket, one could easily create an entire mobile acoustic treatment system that could be used in numerous live performance scenarios and not break the bank.


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.

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Emmy Winner Rob Paulsen Gets a Closer Look at VocalBoothToGo Vocal Booths

VocalBoothToGo joined the VoxyLadies during Robapalooza, held at The National Press Club in Washington, DC, in August to give voice over talent a chance to see and use the vocal booths during the event.

During Robapalooza, VocalBoothToGo gave attendees an overview of the portable vocal booth, the Carry-on Vocal Booth Pro. However, the VocalBoothToGo product star was the 3 x 3 VocalBoothToGo Acoustic Vocal Booth, which received a thumbs-up from Rob. Robapalooza was a Voice Over Intensive workshop featuring Rob Paulsen, one of the VO industry's top animation pros and an Emmy Award winner. Rob shared his expertise and insights with voice over actors from across the country.

"Your products are AMAZING!" Rob told VocalBoothToGo.

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PETER GILES"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

Byron logo"I used my Producer's Choice Sound Blankets for a gig. The bar room we played at has windows and also brick for the back wall of the stage. These Producer's Choice blankets provided major improvement in the sound."

Byron Santo, Melody Cool Band, Bass/Vocals; Producer, Author



James Alburger

"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


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The Carry-on Vocal Booth Pro not only includes an acoustic booth but also is roomy enough for all other audio recording gear -- including a mic and mic stand. Voice actors, such as Peter Giles, has used it in remote locations that would not have a professional studio space to rent out.

Summer is a time to play - but if you can take vacation plus make some money too, why not.


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Dave Courvoisier, well-known voice actor and KLAS-TV news anchor, recently interviewed VocalBoothToGo.com's President and Owner Adil Aliev about the history and growth of the company and its acoustic and soundproofing products, especially the Carry-on Vocal Booth Pro. Courvoisier had the opportunity to review the portable booth in-person and was able to share feedback on his experience using the booth with Aliev during the interview and on his blog.

''Portable, yet fairly spacious and quick setup recording environment that truly works,'' said Courvoisier in his blog, Biz Blog - Voice Acting in Vegas. ''Not only does it provide a dead space 270 degrees around your mic, but it does a wonderful job of keeping out ambient noise.''

During the Skype interview, Aliev showed off the spacious booth to viewers since he had his laptop positioned inside the booth. The size of the interior gives the user flexibility-of-use since it is roomy enough for a large laptop, mic and/or several other devices.


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