VocalBoothToGo.com showcased its popular Carry-On Vocal Booth Pro during VOICE 2014, August 27 to 30, Anaheim, CA, and sold all of its portable booths on display at its exhibit within the first few hours of the convention's opening. Attendees of VOICE 2014 also had the chance, like in VOICE 2012, to use the 6x6 Acoustic Vocal Booth for live voice over auditions. Home recording guru, George Whittam, who had previously reviewed the Carry-On Vocal Booth Pro during VO Atlanta 2014, had the first-time opportunity to fully review our largest acoustic vocal booth. Please visit the site soon to read what he had to say.
VOICE 2014 voice over event promotes education, technology and community for voice talent at all levels of experience and will bring together coaches, voice actors, and entrepreneurs from all over the world. We'd like to say thank you to all the organizers and attendees who participated in this unique voice over event.
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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.
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.
I've been using them for 10 months now. The sound is very controlled inside the room & I would say that the sound outside is considerably reduced. The blankets are double thickness over the outer wall and two internal walls & the window area is packed with foam & thick upholstery to cut more noise through that area. I play for about an hour a day & have had no complaints. The neighbors say they can hear me of course, but it's not so bad. Video review
"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
Voice Actor Peter Giles posted on Twitter about his trusty travel companion, the Carry-on Vocal Booth Pro. Peter told VocalBoothToGo.com that he travels quite often, even to remote areas, for his voice acting career and he always takes the Carry-on with him. He sent a photo -- and even calls his booth, ''his friend.''
The Carry-on Vocal Booth has been receiving raving reviews from customers, who actually use this portable booth as a main equipment in their home. The booth is an all-in-one case that is roomy enough for other gear, requires no tools and makes it an easy travel companion.
Summer is here, and sometimes you have to take your work on the road. Voice actors and others in the audio recording profession need to be able to juggle a schedule that may require them to record on a moment's notice -- or at least during their vacation.
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.Read more...
|Building Your Own Vocal Booth|
Part 1. Considering building your own vocal studio.
The vocal booth is an integral part of audio recording business. If you are planning to build a sound booth for yourself, consider first what is the desirable outcome: If you have to work with a low budget, think what you can live with. If you want a studio quality booth, this might take some dough.
|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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