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You will find that you can speak loudly in the Vocal Booth with the door closed and you will either not be heard outside of that room or you will sound very distant with the sound being inaudible. The same situation is true for recording - most exterior environmental sounds will not be recorded. Take a look at the features below to learn more about the studio, equipment, and software included to achieve a professional recording.

Vocal Booth at a Glance

Vocal Booth - iMac Pro
Apple iMac Pro
The studio includes a 2017 iMac Pro sporting an 8-core 3.2 GHz Intel Xeon W processor, 32GBs RAM, a Radeon Pro Vega 56 8GB Graphics Card, a 27in 4K Retina display, and 1TB of SSD storage.

Vocal Booth - UA Apollo

Universal Audio Apollo Duo Interface
The Apollo Twin MKII DUO Desktop Interface with Realtime UAD Processing from Universal Audio is a Thunderbolt audio interface capable of capturing your audio in up to 24-bit/192 kHz with real-time, low-latency UAD plug-in processing.

Vocal Booth - SPL Frontliner Channel Strip

SPL Frontliner Channel Strip
The Model 2800 Frontliner from SPL, is a modular recording channel packed with a number of SPL's top processors. The Frontliner has a number of useful processing tools on board to record and process vocals, instruments, and recorded tracks as it merges a preamp, a de-esser, an EQ and a compressor in one processor-packed unit.

Vocal Booth - Shure SM7B

Shure SM7B Vocal Microphone
The Shure SM7B Vocal Microphone is a dynamic microphone with a smooth, flat, wide-range frequency response appropriate for music and speech in all professional audio applications. It features a cardioid polar pattern, bass roll-off and midrange emphasis (presence boost) controls, and shielding against broadband interference.


Vocal Booth - GarageBand

Apple GarageBand
GarageBand is a fully-equipped audio creation studio for Mac, featuring a complete sound library of effects and software instruments. Record you voiceover or podcast and choose from an extensive sound library to add a professionla touch. Highly recommended for beginners and professionals alike. Click here for detailed instructions on how to get started with GarageBand.

Vocal Booth - Audacity

Audacity is an open-source multitrack audio recording and editing software. This software is ideal for those who wish to record fast and do not need the bells and whistles that come included in more robust software. Click here for detailed instructions on how to get started with Audacity.

Vocal Booth - Adobe Audition

Adobe Audition
Create, mix, and design sound with Adobe's professional audio workstation. This software features robust audio editing tools and is suited for those looking to take their recordings to the next level. Click here for detailed instructions on how to get started with Adobe Audition.

Vocal Booth - Ableton Live

Ableton Live
Ableton Live is a powerful and flexible software music sequencer and digital audio workstation. In contrast to many other software sequencers, Ableton Live is designed to be an instrument for live performances as well as a tool for composing, recording, arranging, mixing, and mastering. It is also used by DJs, as it offers a suite of controls for beatmatching, crossfading, and other different effects used by turntablists. This software is recommended for those who wish to use their recorded audio for sound design and sampling purposes. Click here for detailed instructions on how to get started with Ableton Live.


vocalbooth - studio foam

Vocal Booth Studio Foam

Vocal Booth - Ventilation System

Ventilation System

Vocal Booth - Windows


Vocal Booth - ADA Ramp

ADA Ramp

Vocal Booth - Audio Jack

Audio Jack

Vocal Booth - Hardwood Floor

Hardwood Floor


Physical Specs
Exterior Height 88 inches (2.24m)
Interior Height 82 inches (2.08m)
Wall Thickness 3 inches (7.62cm)
Decibel Reduction Specs
Frequency (Hertz) 125 200 500 1,000 2,000 4,000
Reduction (dB) 27 28 31 40 42 44


Last Modified:   Wed, May 27, 2020 4:27 PM CDT