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    I wanna know what's a decent size to build a recording booth for recording vocals for 2 fit in... Will cabinet/closet size do? What kind of glass do I need for the door and and other materials do I need to cover up the entire room. Thanks...

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    Vocal room

    Depends on the size of the closet. If its a big walk in closet thats fine. Just big enough to turn around and not too stuffy for the people in the room. Hope your not clostrophobic.
    For the glass I would reccomend laminated glass at least 1/4 " thick.

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    soo any size will do? the quality or the soundings of the vocals won't do any difference if the room is small or large? what type of materials do i need to cover up the walls?
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    Closet

    Are you setting this up as a permenant vocal room?
    Just for temporary you could cover the walls with some blankets.
    If permenant...In my vocal room I used the 2x3 drop ceiling tile on the wall. Works faily good for deadening.

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    how bout those foams? what type of foams? the spray can type or the solid materials.? do blankets works? wow i never thought of thought.. how about carpeted walls??? ive seen some studios use carpeted walls... is it better? or fair enough? hmm.. probably a temporary vocal booth.. cuz we plan to move out, but im soo excited to do recordings...

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    recording in bathroom

    im in the samne situation i have this apartment in my house upstairs which i wanna turn into a studio..well im thinking a good sized booth for vocals but i recorded in the bathroom the other day and it sounded really good does that mean if i do a recording booth do i make it like ceramic tile?? or is it gonna be too much and too echoey..cause right now the room size is big and it doesnt sound good on tape although its empty and all..what do u think ? ceramic tiloe? regular plastered walls, ? carpet? whats the best to get the most natural sound?
    ]im soo excited to start this project then record please let me know from a good sound quality point of view
    thanks alot
    i just wanna get my talent in music out for people to listen to , if they like it good if they dont well, good?

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    Not foam

    qeeq,

    No Foam ... A stater kit is expensive...
    For ceiling tile 2x2 square.
    Figure out the size of the room. A 4x4 closet would be 128 square feet of wall space. There are 200 square feet of drop ceiling tile in a box. It is not foam, it is a composite material, that is a good sound deadener. Its not pretty but it works good.
    Just like a dropped ceiling tile in most commercial type buildings.
    The next time you go to a building supply store buy a box, if you want it temporary use finishing nails or long roofing tacks.Permenant glue it on.
    Blankets are ok...clothes on a hanger on the rack deaden sound.
    Carpet acts as a great deadener. Commercial type with the foam backing is great. Matress' are great...Understand what I'm saying? The more the mass the more deadening qualities it will have. Matress' take up too much space.I don't recommend them.
    The less reverb (sound bouncing in the room) sometimes the better . Depends on what your after.
    The next guy posted that he recorded vocals in a bath room.
    What ever sounds good to you. A closet full of clothes may not need anything...Try it...Try the bathroom.
    Hope I helped you.
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    Bathroom

    Jimi,
    Now you know why there are a lot of shower singers.
    Bathrooms are small and provide enough natural reverb,
    That it may sound great on certain recordings.
    Just like chants recorded in a large mosque.
    The reverb is awesome.
    I like to record dry with an acoustically adjusted room, and add effects were I need it later. I use bass traps and sound deadening wall covering that keep the reverb to a bare minimum.
    Room acoustics play a integral role in recording.
    I will get you a link on room acoustics and post it here. Maybe some other members here have some they might reccomend for your reading.
    Its great talking to all of the people across this great world.
    The internet is a great thing for communication. This information couldn't have been shared in this fashion 25 years ago.
    When you get you recordings online send me a link I would like to hear it.
    The same goes for you too qeeq, I want to hear what you guys are doing.
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    Thanks alot, gidman..
    I'll start using the hammer pretty soon and start building a vocal booth with carpet covering the walls.. by the way, I plan to put a window and a door (with window).. how thick does the glass has to be.. and same goes with the door
    This should be my last question


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    Vocal room

    YW.. I used 1/4" laminated glass. The thicker the better , it can be very expensive.

    Here is a link for just about everything on recording and live music.
    http://www.prosoundweb.com/
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