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Old August 1st, 2003, 02:03 PM   #1
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Microphone box for narration

If you go to my web site http://www.byvideo.com/new_page_2.htm

and towards the bottom of the page, you will see the box I made from a storage bin to hold my studio microphone.

No substitute for a sound booth, this still isolates the microphone from the room's characteristics quite well and does cut down on air-borne noise.

I put a music stand in front of it to hold the script.
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Old August 1st, 2003, 02:52 PM   #2
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Mike,

This is pretty cool. I like my stereo microphones, but often, I would really like to narrow the beam. Does the enclosure have any prominant resonances? Also, I've wondered
about sheet lead for acoustic isolation. I know it's sold in rolls,
but I'm not sure how to seal it to avoid lead contamination. I figure I could use one of those lamination machines to encase the lead after it's been to to fit an enclosure.
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Old August 1st, 2003, 03:38 PM   #3
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The whole point of the enclosure is no internal resonance, no echos, etc. If I thought I got any side effects, I'd probably spray the outside with that thick goop they spray inside pickup beds.

Or apply the heavy vinyl sheets they use in automotive sound control. Lots of stuff like that is used for sound control in printers. Used to be you could get alot of it at the surplus stores in San Jose.

Querry . . . are you thinking of recording narration in stereo? Most vocals are monaural.

This enclosure does work fairly well for instrument recording in an acoustically active room. Notice the folded guitar stand at the bottom of the picture?
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Old August 1st, 2003, 03:50 PM   #4
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Cool. I think that is really an innovative way to record quality audio. Might try that sometime. Thanks for sharing your design.
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