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DIY: Isolation Booth

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by frederic b. hodshon, Jan 25, 2003.

  1. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    i'm gonna build me one of these things:


    i love the sound of my amp/cab mic'd. but, don't want to disturb the neighbors.

    pretty simple, wood and foam.

    couple of screws, a hinge or 2.


  2. SeeSharp


    Sep 26, 2002
    At first i didn't know what it was but now i do and it is a pretty cool idea.
  3. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    Sounds like a cool idea.

    What cab are you gonna throw in there, and how big is that thing gonna be?

  4. 4Mal

    4Mal Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Columbia River Gorge
    typically the iso box is also the cab ... one half is infinite baffle the other half is a chamber where you have the mic. So why infinite baffle ... cause the blast from a port into the mic chamber is noisy as heck ... and porting outside isn't picked up by the mic.

    I built one a year ago. Useful for guitar *maybe* Mine is Celestion V-30 based which might too much speaker ... It is pretty quiet but I had to EQ the crap out of the signal to get much useful. Maybe a better box design would have helped. Might not be to my taste anyway.

    I get better results with mic's and small amps.

    I did read somewhere that one of the guys from Korn uses an iso box in his live rig. Seems like his stage gear powers the iso box and hte mic goes out to the board. He takes a line back from the board and powers a pair of Roland JC-120's for monitors. Seems overly complicated to me ...
  5. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    When you have enough money, you can do whatever it takes to get your sound.