How Can I Make a Home Recording Booth For MY Studio

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Answered by: Kareem, An Expert in the Home Recording - General Category
Home recording is much more inexpensive than ever before, thanks to an upswing of more affordable, more-effective personal computing systems and an abundance of software programs. Even so, no application can imitate one critical element of a recording: a clean vocal take. With a little creativity, a trip to the local hardware store as well as some elbow grease you'll be able to build a home recording booth that will assist you nailing that sound vocal take, with very little background sound.

Listed Here Are The Things You Require:

9 10-foot by 1-inch Schedule 40 PVC plumbing pipe

12 1-inch PVC T couplers

6 1-inch PVC 90-degree elbows

24 1-inch PVC pipe caps

4 72-inch by 60-inch mover?s blankets

6 squeeze hand clamps (more, if desired)

1 clamp light

1 CFL bulb

Tubing cutter/hacksaw

Tape measure


Bungee cable (optional)

Step 1

Cut the larger pipe into the following increments:

Cut in two three of the 10-foot PVC pipes making six 5-foot segments of PVC piping for use as the top and bottom of the frame.

Cut the remainder of the piping into 6-foot increments making 6 6-foot segments of piping to be used as the sides of the frame.

Cut the remaining piping into 1-foot increments creating 24 1-foot portions of piping for use as feet.

Step 2

Affix a couple of the 6-foot side pieces to two of the 5-foot top and bottom portions. Use two 90-degree elbows to connect the portions at the top corners, and two T couplers to connect towards the bottom corners.

Step 3

Build your support feet by attaching 1-foot increments of piping to a T coupler. The piping must be inserted so it forms the base of a standing letter T when connected to the coupler. Insert end caps into open ends of the T coupler.

Step 4

Affix feet by simply inverting the T and joining piping into the open coupler.

Step 5

Replicate steps 2 through 4 to produce two more frames.

Step 6

Set up the frames as an open-sided box. Hang mover's blankets over every frame, and keep them in place by using clamps.

Step 7

When added steadiness is wanted, affix frames together by using bungee cables.

Step 8

Attach a clamp light to front frame and place a light bulb. Hang one last blanket over the top of the frames.


While this setup can be very good at restricting background noises, remember that location is extremely important. Try to make use of this home recording booth in as quiet an area as feasible.

Always record with the performer facing a frame with two frames on both sides. The vocalist's body will form a natural barrier, effectively becoming your fourth wall when recording.

If space is limited, you could arrange your home recording booth with just two frames. Set up two frames flush within a corner, forming a "V," and have your vocalist record, facing the corner.

These individual structures are extremely simple to collapse, take apart and transfer. Don't feel forced to use them in just one spot.

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