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Audio Book Publisher Gives Recording Using the Carry-On Vocal Booth a BIG Thumbs-Up
Voice over artist and accomplished book narrator, Mary Sarah Agliotta, was about to make a leap of faith. She wanted to move closer to her children, but that meant leaving behind a professional recording studio and facing the challenge of delivering a good sound at an unknown location.
It so happened that she attended the Mid-Atlantic Voice-Over Conference (November 2014) of which VocalBoothToGo.com was a sponsor. Mary Sarah paid close attention to the presentation of the portable Carry-on Vocal Booth, made by VocalBoothToGo.com. She knew her current situation was critical. She just received a book narration contract from a large client and was in the middle of a move. Her work had to be delivered in a short time and be of the highest quality. She was worried about being able to deliver the work without using her tested recording studio, and no time to build a new studio space.
New Space - New Problems
Having a deep understanding of the technical side of voice over work, she knew that taking care of soundproofing and/or acoustic treatment of her new space was imperative to continue on with her work, so she made sure to include in the rental agreement that the apartment must be able to be soundproofed. Yet, the reality was far from ideal.
With the holiday season and schools on break, neighbors upstairs were making a lot of noise. Her landlord refused to cooperate and comply with soundproofing requirements. The quality of Mary Sarah’s audio narration work was on-the-line and definitely on her mind. She just received a book narration contract from a large client and was in the middle of a move. Her work had to be delivered in a short time and be of the highest quality. She was worried about being able to deliver the work without using her tested recording studio, and no time to build a new studio space.
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.)
"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
You may have seen that we are entering into a special contest sponsored by FedEx. Called the Small Business Grant Contest, FedEx is giving a grand prize of $25,000. Who will win in 2015? We certainly hope we do.
So, what would we do with the grant money?
Many customers have requested products which we don't have yet or know can be improved on. So, the grant money will go straight into production of soundproofing curtains and wall coverings. We made some improvements to prototype and need to produce the next generation of the product. The funds will help us to start production and make the products available to people sooner.
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If you have a very sensitive microphone, you may want to invest in a new product we offer now. It is the a new LED light that works well with a highly sensitive mic. This unique design was inspired from customers who needed light without noise when working in sound isolation enclosures such as our vocal booths.
Voice actors such as those who are book narrators will appreciate this no nonense LED light. Designed and engineered with precision to provide maximum light, minimum heat (20% cooler than Fluorescent light), this light has long enough cord to conveniently connect it outside of your sound booth too.
Check it out...may come in handy for you.Read more...
|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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