Unless you own a Whisper Booth or some other type of home studio, you are going to have to deal with noise. In Clive's case, he lives in a very remote area where he doesn't have many of the noises I have but then I don't have to deal with a rooster (which Clive named Gregory Peck) in my neighborhood. A rooster crowing is right up there with lawn services, pressure washers, delivery trucks, school buses, etc.
The one thing I don't have in this closet is clothing which would actually be beneficial since it's a pretty good sound barrier. I'm thinking of moving some of my cooler weather clothes upstairs and storing them in it. If I push them to the sides, that would help and then I can use egg crate foam for the back of the closet. Since I read the text from my netbook (I can't get close enough to my desktop because my mic picks up the fan noise), I'll even have a light source -- the netbook -- although I may need to take a small lamp in there with me. So, besides the clothing and sound-proofing foam, there's just enough room for me, my mic in it's sound box and my netbook. Oh, and my enormous bottle of water that I have with me at all times when recording.
|Closet (before) with all items removed.|
|Outside of booth after renovation.|
Very impressive! If you would like to see photos of the inside of his booth, just check out his step-by-step instructions with photos here . Gee, I wonder if he rents himself out for this kind of work?