D.I.Y. Isolation Booth FAQ
are the exterior Dimensions of the booth? 6'x6'x7.5' feet
this booth be made bigger or smaller using the same design? This is a common
question and the answer is yes. This design can be scaled smaller or larger using
I put the ventilation unit on the Top? Yes
I put the window, door or ventilation on another wall? Yes
I put a larger window in? Yes but keep in mind the more reflective space you
have the worse your recordings will sound. You want to make it as dead as possible
using our dawbox acoustic foam.
I need tools? The bare minimum tools you will need for this project are: skillsaw,
power drill, dremmel, and also a few bits and screws. If you do not have tools
then borrow or rent them or hire a contractor to help you. You can also find cheap
tools second hand.
How much are the materials going to cost me? This varies because there
are multiple build levels of this booth. The plans are designed to build the professional
booth. Depending on your budget and personal preference, you can leave out any
feature in order to build a basic or advanced booth with the option to upgrade
Please note that these prices are subect to change by the industry at any time
due to weather, location,or inflation. We update the materials list once every
6 months. Our prices are based on upper midwest SKUs. We have found that the East
and West coasts have an approximate 5% increase in cost. Also note that not all
home improvement stores carry the same products and may have a different name
for the same product.
Bare Bones $950: Basic structure: floating floor and top, double panel OSB
build. No window, no carpet, no metal edging, no ventilation. Cost does not include
OSB Option #2 $1200-$1300: Includes: full build with ventilation and carpeted
exterior finishing as seen in pictures. No window. Foam not included.
6x6x7V3.2 MDF Option #3 $1088: Includes: MDF double panel build, no window,
no carpet no edging, no ventilation, foam not included.
MDF Option #4 $1175: Includes: MDF double panel build, no window, no carpet
no edging, with ventilation, Foam not included.
MDF Option #5 $1437: Includes: MDF double panel build, window, with carpet
and metal edging, with ventilation, Foam not included.
or MDF? For maximum sound reduction we highly advise using MDF for at least
the exterior panels. For drums use all MDF instead of OSB.
the materials list cover where to get my supplies? All of the SKUs and prices
have been updated for 2017. Please note: prices in different regions will
vary. Example: MDF in the upper midwest sells for $18-22 a sheet.
long does it take to build?: If you follow the steps in our plans once having
all of the supplies needed, it can be done in a three day weekend by two persons.
The average build time is a weekend or a few days. Two can build this design in
a day depending upon skill level.
am not that experienced with construction. Will it be possible to build this booth?
These plans are designed so that anyone with basic building skills can build
our design. If you can record on a computer and navigate and operate audio software
you can learn to build a vocal booth. Many clients have no prior experience and
open up a whole new universe of studio D.I.Y. for themselves.
the booth soundproof? No booth is 100% soundproof, but this design will greatly
or completely reduce all of the bothersome noises which can interfere with your
recordings. You will not hear your neighbors and they will not hear you. This
booth is excellent for anyone that lives near a highway, subway, or busy road.
there further steps to gain the maximum level of noise reduction for my booth?
Yes, and these tips are included in the plans
easy is it to take down and put back up once built? 90 minutes to take down
and 3 hours to put up.
studio is an a small space, will it fit through my doors un-assembled? The
plans are designed so that the un-assembled panels fit through any standard door
32" size and also standard service elevator heights.
live outside the USA are these supplies available in my country? Yes, these
are all very basic and standard supplies. You will be able to find them without
do I get my acoustic foam for the inside?: Purchase
have a booth or closet that I use already and I only need ventilation? We
also sell Ventilation System Plans.