Best Practices When Using Producer's Choice Sound Blankets - Video Interview with Marty Morisette of 4Chords Production
"There are three key aspects in capturing good sound -- the quality of the instrument, the quality of the player and acoustic room treatment,’’ Martin Morrisette told VocalBoothToGo.com during a VocalBoothToGo video interview about his music business and best practices in creating a home recording studio space.
Marty, an accomplished musician and former band member of Remember When, is also a writer, blogger and singer. With his business partner and friend, Pierre-Antoine Rivard Paquet he started 4Chords Production, which focuses on producing and recording bands and artists as well as writing and producing sound tracks for short films, corporate and promotional videos. He shared with VocalBoothToGo that he has learned from experience that acoustical treatment is one of the main aspects in achieving good recordings and sounds.
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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
This comes from award winning podcaster Michael O’Neal during a video interview with VocalBoothToGo.com. Michael is the founder and host of a nominated 2O13 Stitcher Award Best New Show, The Solopreneur Hour – Job Security for the Unemployable. Aside from podcasting, he also is a professional drummer. The challenge of having multiple roles created a need for a professional studio space to record his podcast show but also soundproof enough so he could utilize it as a drum room – and not get into noise disturbance trouble.
‘’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.
I'm using one of those myself. Cuts down noise and echo very well!
"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
If you live in the Mid-Atlantic area and in voice acting, you should take advantage of this new vo conference that is bound to inspire you. VocalBoothToGo is a proud sponsor and will be there to share products with attendees. Hope to see you.Read more...
There are many voiceover conferences that exist around the country - but this will be the first conference to take place in the Northern Virginia area, Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the Westin Dulles Airport Hotel, Herndon, VA, 7:45am-4pm.
strives to bring voice actors in the Mid-Atlantic region together to offer unique networking opportunities and educational growth in this competitive industry. As a company located in the area, VocalBoothToGo proudly donated a Carry-on Vocal Booth as a prize for this conference and plans to show other vocal booth products during this one-day conference.
|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.
|Voice of America Acquires VocalBoothToGo Vocal Booth|
Voice of America, an official external broadcast institution of the U.S. federal government, purchased a 3 x 3 Acoustic Vocal Booth from VocalBoothToGo.com. VOA provides a wide range of programming for broadcast on radio, TV and the internet outside of the U.S., in 43 languages.
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