FAQ

Below are Frequently Asked Questions about VocalBoothToGo products as well as some questions about soundproofing and acoustic room treatment.
You will also find testimonials from our customers.

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 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) 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.

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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) 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: 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

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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.