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daveynate
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:49 pm    Post subject: Building a booth... Reply with quote

...what little things might I not be thinking of that I'll need? I'm mounting a monitor, will have the patch panel, ventilation, lighting...any "having this saved my ass" suggestions?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whatever cables (power, audio, cat6, mic, etc.) you think you need to run into the booth, add a few more. Whatever length you think you need those cables to extend into the room from wherever you pass them through the wall, make them a few feet longer.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lee's words are wise.

I would also add that it's hard to overspecify your isolation and treatments. If there's something you can do to make sure the whole reason for a booth--a place to work that is sonically reliable--any better, then do it. Assuming said measure is not fiscally irresponsible or in the realm of diminishing returns (and here I look at audiophiles with a gently shaking head, me among them).

To that end, if you can gain another foot of height at a reasonable cost (in terms of money, time, and effort), do that. If you can gain more space in general, and not lose isolation or treatment integrity, then do that too.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, and if you could take pictures along the way, that would be cool.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

don't skimp on power either - outlets are cheap.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To sum up the entire set of advice from everyone previous - "whatever you think you need - double it"!

Small booths are difficult at best to isolate and make sound good, so the bigger the better for a home studio. Sound is interesting and when it comes to small and microphones - make sure to give it some "air".

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