Vocal Sound Booth Whisper Room Build: Part 3 door glass and final assembly details

Vocal Sound Booth Whisper Room Build: Part 3 door glass and final assembly details

October 10, 2019 19 By Kailee Schamberger


all right part three the final video of
the vocal booth whisper room build don’t forget to follow me on social media on
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leggings and phone cases alright we last left our project where we had done most
of the interior acoustic foam installation and I was just putting the
unit back together to make sure that it fit well we’ve got a few more pieces of
interior acoustic foam this goes on the panels that go next to the doorway just
like everything else quarter-inch plywood construction with foam on the
inside carpet wrapped on the outside and acoustic foam on the inside held
together with those toggle bolts that hold the top and the bottom together now
the door we’re gonna put a window in here we’re gonna do double paned window
and have the frame all put together and I’m using a sealant here and originally
I thought I’d use like a silicone when I got to the store I found this stuff that
specialized for windows and I thought what the heck I’m gonna use it here in
my windows so I’m just squeezing it into the grooves that I made for the little
wooden frame cleaning the glass really good with a nice microfiber
cloth that’s nice and clean gloves on so I don’t get any finger marks on anything
get it all really nice ready for the install
all right well slide this piece of glass in here I believe it’s eight inch slide
it in the groove you can see a little bit of that sealant kind of oozing out I
try to clean it up the best I can get it in straight so it doesn’t get cracked or
broken or anything like that using the sealant as like a little bit
of a gasket as well and in your case carefully get the glass put into place a
the door has taken an extreme amount of effort on my part just the detail with
the door and the handle and the foam and then the glass and then getting it all
hung all of this is a huge huge extra amount of work just beware when you
build one of these things so here’s the second sheet of glass that I’m sliding
into the other groove trying to be careful not to lose and squeeze out that
sealant that I have in there try not to get it on my hands keeping the glass
nice and clean because there’s no way to go and clean any of the finger marks or
anything from in between the two pieces of glass the outside surfaces on the
outside that I’m gonna have access to not worried about that it’s in between
because once those pieces of glass are in that’s it there’s no there’s no
change in that so here I am put the other piece on to hold everything
together in the frame and I’m just gonna let this cure overnight okay
I was so saddened because whatever that shit was that I used to laminate the
glass in cause the glass to fog up in between the two sheets um so I’m
devastated so I just end up screwing the door together and that’s gonna be a
project to fix for another day I’ve spent so much time on this door that I’m
not messing with it anymore I’m extremely frustrated at this point of
the build so normally I would have glued and bonded everything together but I’m
just like there’s no way I need to move forward I’m so behind on my other
projects and I need to get this thing done so this door ends up getting
screwed together a kind of just the bare basics to function as a door because I’m
so disheartened at any rate I’m putting the acoustic foam on the inside of the
door here laying it down really careful and moving the project forward not
exactly sure how I’m gonna solve this and when it’s gonna get fixed but it’s
not happening right now so we’ll just pat down the acoustic foam here get this
all stuck on to the door really well and we’ll trim up the foam so we can move
forward trimming off the phone I do want to say that I have been reading your
comments for this build and I certainly am no acoustic genius and you know my
goals for this booth were nice lightweight portable a dead decent space
to record audio in so I love hearing all of your comments
many of you who have talked about the mass of absorbing the sound and I hear
you I think the one thing that I would do on this booth or I’m gonna do maybe
in the future if I have time somebody suggested some base traps for the
corners I can totally see doing that adding something in the future in the
corner of this vocal booth to make it even more dead I’m recording in it right
now it sounds pretty good I’m very happy with the amount of work that I’ve put in
and the sound sounds pretty good if not better than what I had before when I was
still in the closet and so I’m very happy so keep those comments coming
thank you very much for all of them I really really appreciate it
one of the things that I know that’s booth needs that it doesn’t have right
now is ventilation so if you have suggestions about what kind of a
ventilation system maybe a little package or a good fan and how this is
done so that you don’t get any sound on the inside of the booth I think this is
going to be relatively straightforward to add but it is not a easy thing to do
as I’m sure acoustically you need to dampen the fan so for those of you out
there watching and if you have suggestions about how to add a vent
system to this I probably need to add some Inlet air at the bottom and then
the exhaust comes out the top please leave those in the comments it could be
very helpful for me for adding that in the future all right so acoustic foam on
the other side of the door this is where the hinge goes on and doing this all
kind of connected because I want the cones to all line up really nice about
the only thing that’s left here is the acoustic insulation for the ceiling and
sorry for the camera going in and out of focus we had it on
auto focus here instead of manual like we normally do when we record this kind
of stuff thanks Panasonic maybe someday you’ll get that shit figured out and you
know maybe even you’ll fix your fucking mobile app too you know how hard can it
freakin be she’s I’m sure it’ll fall on deaf ears
anyway let’s add the spray here for the acoustic fan a paneling in the ceiling
and I’m using a different stuff in the ceiling because I don’t have a lot of
overhead space so I’m using a thinner acoustic foam for the ceiling to get as
much Headroom as possible again wearing good safety protection so I don’t get
this spray stuff in my lungs and I’m just spraying out the foam here all
right let’s trim out the area where the flat
panel led is located and I just use a straight razor here and I flip it upside
down and it slices through that foam very very easily this is a blade from a
utility knife you can buy that I buy them in packs of you know 50 or 100 at a
time or whatever and pop them in my utility knife very handy perfect for
this kind of a thing alright so I’m really looking forward to having this
dimmable LED in my booth I know that that’s going to be really nice I record
with a low light level and then when I play back my videos after I’ve recorded
the audio I actually turned the lights completely off so I can focus right on
the screen so have a nice even lighting inside of your vocal booth super super
bonus for me very nice I can highly recommend it so we’re gonna trim the
outside so these need to be beveled at a 45 degree because I have all these cones
on the inside of the acoustic insulation for the wall
so that sealing piece needs to slot in there as well now I have a bunch of
extra insulation foam from insulating all the panels on the walls and I’m
gonna drop that into the floor just to add a little bit more insulation
hopefully deaden the sound a little bit more I have the foam already so I’m just
going to use it and I basically cut it a little bit tight and I just press it in
I don’t think I even use any glue here I’m just banging it in making sure
there’s enough room for the casters to swivel around and knocking that foam in
to place so let’s put this bad boy together we do a little time-lapse here
you can see doesn’t take long at all not that difficult probably the hardest part
is the ceiling you’ll also notice that little yellow connector right there that
is the low voltage cable for dimming the LCD or the LED light above my head on
the side of the booth I’ve installed something to hold my laptop and the hard
drive so that stuff all stays outside of the booth and I’m not getting any fan
noise from my computer or from the hard drive when I mount up my microphone here
in front of the screen and this is what it looks like when I’m recording audio I
have a keyboard and a trackpad there on a little table in front of me where I
can control final cut and do all my recording headphones yep got to have
those that’s how I can hear what’s going on I’ll put them in the shelf well
that’s not so good oh holy hang on a second hang on all right that’s what
this booth needs an Alfred backpack hanger great for holding your headphones
of course as well as your backpack these will be in production
very soon they’re being made right now look for those on the market if you
ordered them and you’re a fan from the Kickstarter campaign they’ll be out very
soon this is the end of my DIY vocal recording but with us don’t forget
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