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memory foam from wallmart. 11 dollars a packet.
The egg carton trick is popular and pretty effective but time consuming to put together and extremely tacky looking. Nothing like staring at a collage of ugly Dairyland logos when you're trying to sing the best vocal performance of a life time. Some of those cheap, 3 inch thick camping foamys would likely be easier to get a hold of and do work nicely. Moving blankets seem to be popular, too, at least in the Vancouver studios I've been to.
The easiest way to test to see if you have any nasty reflections in your booth is to clap or snap your fingers in front of your mic, apply heavy compression, and listen back. This will also tell you if there is other noise like road noise or HVAC noise that would pose a problem during mixing and (in regards to the second part of your question) will also give you an idea of where your noise floor is and tell you if you need better / quieter gear. Generally, if you can help it, position your mic so you're singing into a corner and not perpendicular to a flat surface with another flat surface behind you as well. If the closet isn't carpetted, put a nice heavy rug on the ground so you don't get foot shifting / sliding noises or heal tapping noises.
Other under rated items:
- Good pop filters. Cheap ones sometimes a) don't filter pops very well and b) deaden the high end a bit.
- Good headphones that don't let sound out! It's basically impossible to get that click track "tonk" noise out of that last, intimate, sweet, sustained note at the end of the song when everything else has faded out. If you don't believe me, listen to Christina Agulera's "Beautiful". Even the pro's struggle with this one... You can hear the click track bleeding from her headphones in the first verse...
Hope this helps!
For your recording room I recommend the eggshell holding side of egg cartons glued to the walls. They absorb any echo and give you a very clean sound.
A fine collection of songs,and what a voice!
As far as "what to use for vocals" Its a matter of preference
.......hope this helps
cheap sound proofing and actually the best i have found is egg crates or foam rubber about 2 " Thick .most of the great studios use this any way
Listening now and love the first song we heard from you "Time for our love to shine" GREAT
"Time for our love to shine" So, so, beautiful... You have an amazing feel and tone. I'll have to keep coming back to listen to all of your tracks...
i like hero. das really atractive
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