Mic Recording/Vocals

Discussion in 'Vocals' started by Knighty_one, Jun 2, 2007.

  1. Knighty_one

    Knighty_one Guest

    Hey all.

    When recording vocals with my Rode NT1A, is there any way that I can stop the echoing that I get without "padding" my room, etc.?
  2. tifftunes

    tifftunes Active Member

    Jan 13, 2003
    The short answer is, no.

    However, you can improvise by making your own GOBO and pick a spot in the room where the reflections are at a minimum, and block the rest wit the GOBO. Or, you can make your own vocal booth. But I prefer the room sound to a vocal booth... YMMV.

  3. TheBear

    TheBear Guest

    ya....i did that back in the day...you can put up random stuff to supress the reverberation in the room.
  4. dscott

    dscott Guest

    yeah good idea
    you basically want the sound to be "even on all frequencies" so dence thick materials like insulation works well
    you could always use an se reflexion filter they cost £200

    but at least u know that it's designed for the job and it's extremely portable

    it's just that acoustics is a tricky subject especially when self building even to us engineers best investing in something "designed" by guys in white coats lol
    :p well thats my opinion anyway
  5. VillageIdiot

    VillageIdiot Guest

    carpet works ok, along with egg crates. Some cheaper ideas as opposed to the expensive stuff.
  6. MadTiger3000

    MadTiger3000 Active Member

    Nov 16, 2004
    Egg crates don't work.

    What happens is, they diffuse some of the flutter and stop a few of the high frequency reflections. An untutored ear thinks it's OK, when that is far from the truth.
  7. VillageIdiot

    VillageIdiot Guest

    Are you talking about the wooden things or the foam padding?
  8. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Silicon Valley
    While not ideal or perfect, you make a quick, cheap and portable vocal booth by making a tent with mic stands, packing blankets or sleeping bags.
  9. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2005
    As has been stated MANY times before on this forum, egg crates of ANY ilk are a fire hazard and should be avoided. The "tent" made of blankets on mic stands is a tried and true, and has been used for everything from kick drum, to guitar amp, to vocal "booth". Plus, you can pack the rig away in a closet before the kids make a fort out of it!
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