The Sonic Society

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DIY Sound Booth!

Professional_Soundbooth-865x505Years ago I went to the new building of CBC in Toronto. A friend of mine had arranged a tour through their branch Radioworks. I got to stump the lady giving the tour with my knowledge of my beloved public broadcaster and I got to drool over their sound stage.

The stage, I fear, is empty as of late. But at the time imagine a huge room with various leveled parts of the ceiling which allowed the actors to stand in different places and provide different echos be it a large hall or a small room. Down one side on a series skateboard like rollers were a series of windows and half doors with latches and chains and a variety of knobs. Off to the side was a working washroom and working kitchen entirely microphoned built only for sound effects. Ranging down at the end outwards like the long tail of an “L” was a hall with various pits. Each pit was filled with different material from gravel, dirty, garbage, and leaves to emulate walking.

It was a audiophile’s paradise. Long have I wanted to create my own perfect sound space.

Well, you may not have space or the money to create a national broadcasting standard sound stage, but with this Do It Yourself Booth you’ll be sounding like the pros in no time!

 


About The Author

Born to Teachers and Amateur Audio Enthusiasts in the small rural community of Belwood, Jack's first love was stories- writing, reading, telling, and singing. He developed his acting skills through High School, University, and through film and community theatre. Jack writes the lion's share of Electric Vicuna's Audio Drama scripts and has his own writing site at www.jackjward.com He's thrilled to co-host the Sonic Society with his wonderful, talented, friend David Ault!

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