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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.
At the conference, voice actor Michael Johnston, needed to record an urgent job for a client. There wasn't a designated area or vocal booth set-up for live voice over recording. With the help and recommendation from industry vocal booth guru, George Whittam, the voice actor used the Carry-on Vocal Booth Pro, on display at the VocalBoothToGo exhibit, and a Sennheiser microphone.
Whittam is globally considered a top authority in voice-over recording technology. He is Director and Founder of Technology of VOStudioTech.com, a division of EDGE Studio, and co founder of EWAB podcast -- experts in home vocal booths and recording studios.
“We needed something convenient, portable, and quick to setup in a hotel room to reduce echo and noise while recording a vo talent for a last minute job, said Whittam. We found it [the Carry-on Vocal Booth] large enough to easily position the mic and a laptop inside, yet easy to transport and quick to assemble. It will work great for actors without the space to setup a proper booth, given their existing environment is quiet enough. ”
Whittam edited the audio track in the same hotel room where the demo was conducted.
“I am pretty pleased with the results.” commented Whittam when the job was completed. Johnston was also pleased with the results and that he could deliver his professional recording to his client.
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.
"Handy" Helpers: Script Holder and Miniboom Allows VO Actors To Be Truly Hands-Free
Do you like to use your hands and gesture during your recordings? Well, according to voice talent and coach, Randye Kaye, you should use your body language while recording!
The VocalBoothToGo script holder with a mini boom can hold your script and mic OR you can use two holders for an iPhone and a iPad/Tablet or an old fashion paper script. These products work well with the Carry-on Vocal Booth Pro even without the mic stand. (Also, take note of Randye's vocal booth in her video -- yep, it's the vocal booth on a tracks).
"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. Harlan's booth uses Auralex pyramid foam, which does a good job of diffusing the sound, but does only a fair job of absorption . . . . I like the Carry-On much better!"
James Alburger, VoiceActing.com
"I have tried a bunch of vocal booths. Nothing compares to this. I am VERY picky. Not boxy sounding like the others. Great company and great people. HIGHLY recommend."
Dean Wendt Voice Talent/Producer, www.VOthatsREAL.com
"Love the vocal booth [Carry-on Vocal Booth] purchased by a friend for my birthday. Your product has incredible reviews, and I just submitted my first audition with the confidence that the booth is an outstanding product. This sucker really is a fine piece. I had sent a sample of a recording to two of my friends without the Carry-on Vocal Booth, and then with it. They were astounded at what a difference it made." -- Marty O.
We recently received a call from a customer who wanted to soundproof her RV. This was the first time we’ve ever heard of a project like this but it made sense after she told us that she needed the RV to serve as a mobile hearing test lab. During the conversation, she mentioned she planned on using a soundproofing product called MuteX™ and had we ever heard of it? Never. However, we are in the soundproofing business and immediately did our research.
And, what we found . . . .
Mute-X’s site claims that their material is lighter, thinner and better than Mass Loaded Vinyl, which VocalBoothToGo.com uses in its soundproofing products and also professionally lab tested. The product seemed just too good to be true even ‘eliminating sound transmission through walls’, which concrete walls cannot even do. Really? Perhaps a new space-age product?
Unlike acoustic foam, Producer's Choice Sound Blankets can be WASHED. In fact, after blankets are washed, they become thicker and fluffier. But is there any shrinkage?
We actually produced a You Tube video in a Laundromat to show exactly what happens. In this video, we tested how much a sound blanket shrinks after the actual wash. The Producer's Choice acoustic blankets shrink about 1-2 inches in length and width after the wash. But something else happened.
The video documented the quality of the same blanket from the wash. Most of the audio was done in an untreated environment of the Laundromat -- you can hear this. However, the end of this summary, we recorded using the same camera surrounded with the Producer's Choice Blankets. There is a BIG difference in the quality of recording. It provides an interesting example of Producer's Choice Acoustic Blankets in action.
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|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
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|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.
|Voice Actors Win VocalBoothToGo.com Vocal Booths|
VocalBoothToGo.com exhibited many of its innovative Vocal Booths during VO2013 ATLANTA in late March, the largest event of its kind in the southern United States. As part of this voice-over conference, VocalBoothToGo.com served as a Silver Sponsor and donated two of its popular vocal booths in a contest and event raffle. The vocal booths included the Carry-On Vocal Booth Pro and the Hanging Acoustic Vocal Booth.
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