I’m trying to assemble a home studio for voice recording. My wife is going to be recording adaptations of classic children’s stories and (hopefully) some commercial voice-over work (phone messages, computer games, that sort of thing). We might also record some instrumental (percussion) and some sound effects for background.
My main problem is figuring out some way to create a “cone of silence” to blot out the background noise floating around my house without resorting to creating a traditional home studio.
Anyone think this will work:
1.Build an enclosure consisting of acoustic foam in a frame that is suspended such that it surrounds the speaker at head-height (perhaps 2 strips bent into a semi-circular shape wrapping around the speaker – front and back.)
2. Use a directional microphone to isolate the sound source and avoid picking up spurious sounds.
I’d welcome your advice and suggestions for alternatives.