Q) My blankets got dirty, is there a way to wash them?

Yes! Simply take them to your local laundromat and put them into a commercial washing machine, use regular detergent but not too much. Your home machines won’t be large enough to accommodate the size of the blanket. Then use a commercial dryer and put them on high for 15 minutes. They should fluff up and be ready to be put back into service!

Q) Question about Producers Choice blankets

The blankets come in different weights because they come in different sizes.
The material is the same this is why the NRC ( noise reduction) is the same.

The NRC is tested for a material sample. The size of the sample for testing
must be standard, so any lab test has the same comparable results.

But in practical applications, the more sound absorbing material you put in
a room the more sound absorption you get. Of course that is provided that
surface of the material is exposed as much as possible to be able to absorb
the sound.
For example hanging blankets all around the room with 4-6 inches gap between
a reflective surfaced and the blanket is much more effective than having a
stuck of folded blankets in a corner.

Thank you

Jeff.

Q) There’s a video that says that the ceiling track kit will support the producer’s choice acoustical blanket. Will the ceiling track support the acoustical panel, which is an upgrade from the blanket?

Yes, it will support the 80 x 96 blanket and even the 120 in long studio blankets.

The heavier the blanket, the more gentle you need to be sliding the blankets on the tracks.

More weight pits more pressure on the rollers and make it harder to roll on the tracks .

But statically track will support acoustic panels, no problem.

Q) I was just wondering what “VB-70G” means. Because i see that there are 70G’s all the way up to 77G’s. Is there a difference?

All Producers choice sound blankets have the same acoustic quality with NRC 0.8 (80% noise reduction).
But they differ in size, color and grommets.
All even numbers (like VB70) have one side white, the other side black,
All odd numbers ( like VB71) have both sides black.
Letter “G” stands for “Grommets”. That means that if the blanket model has a letter “G” after the number, it has grommets pre-installed for easy hanging.
If there is no letter “G” that means the blanket is plain. No grommets.
The larger the number of the blanket the larger the blanket.
So 70 and 71 are 80 inch long.
72 and 73 are 96 inch long
76 and 77 are 120 inch long.
All blankets have the same width – 80 inches. This is the widest the loom can make.
The quilting is parallel. It is always runs starting from 80 inch side and goes along the length of the blanket.

Q) How can I control traffic noise entering the patio section of my home I don’t want 100% sound proofing, but the best i can do to get the maximum gain?

A) You will need a dense material based on Mass Loaded Vinyl that is Weather proof and UV resistant.

Sound absorbing material such as foam blankets or anything of the sort hang over the fence will do nothing for soundproofing of your house.

Many people confuse these terms. “Absorbing sound”  means sucking up the sound that is already in your room.

“Soundproofing” means preventing the sound from entering (in your case) the room.

Q) Is there still an issue with smell?

If you found us through an online forum, you might have noticed complaints about an awful smell coming off the blankets. They may have looked like this:

19th December, 2012: [The blankets] smell like some kind of petroleum distillate.

We did have a problem at the time. It was difficult to figure out where the smell was coming from in the beginning, but after several visits to our manufacturers and working our way through the supply chain, we discovered that the issue was in the filler material. Filler which included a mix of synthetic fibers resulted in blankets with the terrible smell.

Since then, we have changed the manufacturer and made sure we were only using 100% pure recycled cotton in our blankets. There are no toxic chemicals involved in the making of our blankets. As of 2014, you can see that there are no more forum complaints about the smell:

4th March, 2014: I bought the Producer’s Choice sound blankets from moverssupplies.com and haven’t had any issues with the smell. 

That comment was from a regular contributor to the forum, achieving the title “gear addict”.

Producer’s Choice blankets were specifically designed to absorb sound, and no longer have the drawback of that chemical smell. They work much better than moving blankets, and you can see the frequency results from acoustic lab tests on our website. We compared the test results of Producer’s Choice blankets and Auralex acoustic foam, and found that our acoustic blankets are more efficient than 3 inch foam, and the frequency response is more linear, resulting in a better sound.

Acoustic foam seems to absorb sound similarly at the low frequency range, but rips more out of the mid frequency range, than the Producer’s Choice acoustic blankets. This is why the NRC of the 4 inch acoustic foam is higher.

To get the most out of your blankets, be sure to hang them properly.

Q) How do I attach ceiling tracks to hang blankets to my stucco ceiling?

A) For stucco ceilings, attach a flat horizontal support first. For example, you can attach a wooden frame  (like 2 x 4 studs) and then attach the ceiling track support brackets to that flat support.

Here is a video on hanging blankets from a drop ceiling that may help give you an idea how this is done.

http://youtu.be/9yV9Nk2mhDc?list=UUbGPwvJGKXYWmGTMOjmpSYg

Q) Does fluffing acoustic blankets help to absorb sound better?

A) The difference might be marginal. But in theory, loose fiber would absorb sound better.

This is because in loose fiber each of the filaments have to be agitated individually, therefore more sound energy being spent on “shaking ” each individual fiber. In tightly pressed filler the fibers that are “stuck together”  being agitated together as one — so less sound energy being spent and absorption would be less.

At the same time it is more difficult to vibrate heavier, larger fibers, than it is the lighter and shorter fibers. This is why the longer and denser fibers would absorb more of the lower frequency  sound waves.

Q) Do you rent vocal booths?

A) Yes, we offer a rental program for our acoustic vocal booths and later for the sound booths. Please contact us to discuss your project.

http://vocalboothtogo.com/acoustic-and-soundproofing-products-vocal-booths/vocal-booths-rentals/17#ja-pathway

Q) When can expect my order?

A) We process all orders within 1 to 2 business days. Orders received after 3 p.m. will fall on the next business day. All stock items will be shipped within 1 to 2 business days regardless of the shipping option.

Q Have you compared Acoustic Foam to Producer’s Choice Acoustic Blankets?

A) Yes, we compared the two types of products against each other — acoustic foam, Aurolex Studiofoam Wedges, and Producer’s Choice Sound Blankets. An article about these findings can be found here. Comparison with acoustic foam

Q) How can I find my shipping cost?

A) How can I find my shipping cost?

You can check the shipping cost before you create an account.

  1. Create your order – add items to your shopping cart.
  2. The new screen that appears displays your shopping cart contents. You can also click View Cart in the upper right hand corner to see your items.
  3. At the bottom of the shopping cart content window, you will see this option to input your country and zip code. Then hit submit.
  4. Your shipping options and charges will appear.

Q) I live near a major flight path and need to reduce noise coming through the bedroom window. I thought your blankets would be a great solution, but unfortunately, they are not quite wide enough. Would the blankets work in someway?

A) You could hang the sound blankets two side-by-side but the blankets will work somewhat. You should consider the soundproofer curtains.These curtains come in 48-inch max width.

Q) Do you recommend using Producer’s Choice Sound Blankets in a warehouse where a marching band rehearses?

A) Most definitely. Our Producer’s Choice brand of sound blankets have been tested and successfully used in acoustic treatment of recording studios and also used in large conference halls for special events. The blankets are easy to hang and easy to use. Here are tips when hanging sound blankets.

Q) What to do when you have a piano in an apartment on an upper floor and don’t want to disturb neighbors?

A) To lessen the sound of Piano for your downstairs neighbor without major work: you can do the following:

1) Place the piano legs on rubber pads. -> this will reduce the sound transmission through structural elements.

2) cover the back of the Piano with VB70 or MS 70 Blanket. -> This will dampen the sound from sounding board.

Q) I live outside of the USA and can not reach you by phone.

A) Unfortunately, our toll free number is only valid for customers living in the United States.

If you are overseas but would live to talk by phone, please send us an email with the best phone number and time to reach you as well as the country or time zone you are in.

Our email contact information is:

support@vocalboothtogo.com.

Q) I’m a VO talent and just moved near a very busy street. Do you think, for broadband noise reduction, that the Producer’s Choice blanket curtains, combined with bass traps, a cloud on the ceiling and some foam would do the trick?

A) Producer’s Choice blankets are designed for many things and for this purpose too. In fact, blankets are the only product from your list that can be used as a barrier. If you hang it over the window, it will absorb sound passing through it somewhat. So the noise will be somewhat reduced.

You might say that foam is also flat (relatively), but blankets are more massive so they will block about 4-5 dB — which is enough for the human ear to feel the difference.

Q) Do you offer free shipping?

A) Free shipping, most of the time, is usually some type of trick to entice the buyer into making a purchase or to buy something that normally would not sell.  Most companies will actually add-on the shipping charges into the total price, so essentially, you are paying for the shipping.

To keep our prices low (and not have any type of hidden charges), we do not offer free shipping. Our products are heavy but at a low price. This is why even with the discounted shipping rates, the price seems to be high compare to the cost of the product.

To offer “free shipping” it would have to be built into the price of the product. Since we ship worldwide, we do not think this is to our customer’s advantage.

Please read VocalBoothToGo.com’s return policy.

If you have any questions and want to know about pricing upfront, please feel free to contact us anytime at support@vocalboothtogo.com

Q) My sound blankets have a smell? What can I do?

A) Everyone has a different level of sensitivity when it comes to their sense of smell. The “new” smell of the sound blankets may have no effect, little effect or a major effect on the nose. However the sound blankets can be washed!

Here is a suggestion for washing the sound blankets to release that NEW smell.

  • Take the blankets to a Laundromat and wash them in a commercial washer with regular amount of detergent.(Do NOT use your own washer).
  • Then dry then in a tumble dry at high heat. Drying might take a long time. I suggest to go through several 12 minutes cycles, so you can straighten up the blanket in between the drying cycles.  Because ,you know the blanket folds in the machine and only the top exposed surface will get dry, so you need to turn it and let everything dry.
  • After you have it thoroughly dried ( on High Setting)  let it hang outside on fresh air and cool off.
  • Please note that the blanket will be steaming hot and the smell will intensify, but then after it cools off the smell will go away.
  • You can actually skip the washing part. Just try drying the blankets on a high setting for 12-15 minutes first. And then let it air out.  See if this will be enough.
  • You can wash the blankets again too.

Warning: DO NOT try this at home! You might destroy your machine. Because the blankets are getting very heavy and will occupy the entire space in the machine, Your machine will not have enough room to wash the blankets properly.

Q) Which type of booth do I need? A Vocal Booth or a Sound Booth?

A) Not sure which kind of vocal booth or sound booth you need? We hope the following guide will help you to make the right choice. Follow each bullet to see what your situation is . . . . If you still need assistance, don’t hesitate to contact us at support@vocalboothtogo.com.

  • You are a voice over actor and need something to carry with you, so you can conduct recordings on a moments notice just about anywhere. You need the original Carry On Vocal Booth.
  • You want to work on your feet and gesticulate when you read. You need Carry-on-Vocal booth Pro with microphone stand mountable table and Mini-boom.
  • You do voice acting or audio recordings, and you already have a quiet place to record BUT need to produce dead-sounding recordings. You need a vocal booth (for acoustics).
  • You work alone and do not need a large booth. The VB 33 is a good option for you. It has 40 x 40 inches footprint with 80 inches vertical clearance. The booth can easily accommodate a person who is 6 feet tall.
  • You want a vocal booth that doesn’t require much space in your home, and a walk-in vocal booth is NOT an option. but if you do not have the space to set up a full-size stand alone booth or are not interested in taking the frames of a vocal booth apart and put it back together, the Hanging Vocal Booth should be your first choice. This frame-less version of the vocal booth can be hang off the ceiling when you need it and dropped and removed when you do not.
    • But, if you have absolutely no room and lack ANY space (even for the Hanging Vocal Booth), there is another solution for you! No problem. The Vocal Booth on Tracks will get you covered!  This booth is budget friendly and can be mounted on the ceiling. The makeshift walls can simply be pushed aside like a curtain when not in use. The Vocal Booth on Tracks require minor installation but will give you great results in a limited space.

 

  • If you have the space and want to be able to have a table and a chair inside the vocal booth, then you need the VB 63. The space inside this vocal booth is twice the size of the VB 33 and can easily accommodate a small-size desk, chair or even a small group of people.
  • You have a band or a drum set that you want to fit in the vocal booth, you need the largest vocal booth we offer — the VB 66. With almost 50 square feet floor space inside this booth, it is very spacious!
  • You need to contain the outside noise. If you have a noisy neighbor, maybe with a barking dog or mowing or construction work, you need a Sound Booth. Our sound booths provide approximately 30dB sound reduction — better than any other portable sound booths out there. These sound booths are mobile. All of our sound booths can be disassembled and transported in a regular-size car or shipped by most common carriers. (Keep in mind that some pieces may be too heavy for the U.S. Post Office, but UPS or FEDEX will handle it.)
  • You need to contain the sound leaking from the inside of the booth. If you are an opera singer and need to do 100 scales a day, or need to play an instrument or perhaps need to practice with your band, then you need a Sound Booth. Our sound booths provide approximately 30dB sound reduction, which should be enough to keep your neighbors from complaining.

What is important to remember is that in order to obtain a good recording, you do not necessarily have to soundproof your space, but you MUST cut out reflections, echo, reverberations, modes, flatter, standing waves and whatever else that is messing up your recordingS! Keep in mind that if you are able to find a quiet place in your home – a Vocal Booth for acoustics is really all you need!

However, if it is the sound leakage that you are primarily concerned with, then you need to be prepared to spend a little more for the Sound Booth with soundproofing walls — made with our proprietory soundblock material.

For more information about soundproofing and acoustic room treatment, visit the articles pages.

Q) Did you test the Producer’s Choice Sound Blankets?

A) Yes, we tested our sound blankets from a professional acoustical laboratory, Below are the NRC test results — the certificate– from the Riverbank Acoustical Laboratories.

Here is also a comparison with acoustic foam.

If you would like to learn more about NRC rating or soundproofing, check-out the articles section on our website.

 

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If you would like to learn more about NRC rating or soundproofing, check out the articles section. You can also learn more about our vocal booths and Producer’s Choice sound blankets.

Q) I live with other people and need a vocal booth to practice singing in without disrupting the house. Which vocal booth do I need?

A) VocalBoothToGo.com vocal booths come in different sizes — 3 x 3, 6 x 3, and our largest vocal booth, the 6 x 6. We also provide the Carry-On Vocal Booth and other portable vocal booth options.

All of the booths are portable and can be put together without the use of ANY tools. You can also add sound block as well.

If you are Do-It-Yourselfer, you can simply purchase the frame, sound blankets or soundproofing materials separately. Or, you can purchase the Complete version of the booths and not have to worry about building it yourself.

Q) What Are People Saying About VocalBoothToGo.com?

For over 7 years, I’ve had my office desk 6ft away from a rack of computer servers and their cooling fan whining.   After visiting your site, I ordered 3 of the Producer’s Choice Acoustic Sound Blankets and 1 section of hanging track. I hung these up around my server rack and the amount of noise reduction was amazing! I would recommend these for those in small/home offices that have their computers/servers in a common location and would like to reduce the sounds they make.

Andrew

 

Thank you for providing honest advice

I am happy that you gave me the right advice and not just which of your product will help me. Very thankful.

Jagdish

I would rent again

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

 

Used it on vacation

Just wanted to let you know that my experience with the Vocal Booth went well on my vacation. In fact, I booked one of the jobs I auditioned for while away 🙂

B.M. Voice-Actor

Couldn’t be happier

Unbelievable, arrived this morning! I’ve already fluffed them and put them to work. Couldn’t be happier.

Mark

Improved drum room.

I have received the blankets and set them up. They have made great improvement on the sound in my drum room. Thank you so much!

Holmsteinn

Sound outside is considerably reduced.

williambloodfarmI’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

William Bloodfarm

Q) I live by a very noisy street. Will Producer’s Choice Sound Blankets stop the sound of the vehicles passing by from coming into my recordings?

A) Producer’s Choice sound blankets are designed to absorb sound waves, especially of high and medium frequencies and reduce reverberation. These sound blankets are used, for example, in a room that has an echo as an acoustic room treatment.

If you use these blankets to hang over a window – it will dampen the incoming sound of the cars, but will not completely block it.

For better soundproofing, try one of our Window Sound Blocking Curtains. They are double thick to provide a superior sound blocking panel to quiet the room noise down to a more normal level.

Window Noise Control Blankets (38″x72″)

 

Q) Why are some soundproofing material often egg carton shaped?

A) The purpose of egg crate shape is to disperse sound waves of different frequencies. The in and out curvature of egg-carton-like surfaces irregularly reflects many midrange frequencies from many different points along the wall. Egg carton-like shapes are not designed for soundproofing per se, but they help with very “live” rooms to reduce sound reflections. Acoustic Blankets, especially hung away from the wall a little, actually provide better soundproofing.

Other shapes like commercial sound-absorbing material that looks like little wedges of foam at right angles, can soak up many frequencies pretty evenly. Similarly, bass traps that are essentially large cylinders stuffed with fiberglass insulation or foam that soak up bass energy, especially in corners, also used to even out the sound in a room.

Very little bass energy is actually absorbed by egg cartons, and that’s most often what bothers the neighbors.