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Vox Filter Using Foam Tiles, Who Knew?

Posted on: July 3rd, 2012 by
In addition to being a sales representative at MatsMatsMats.com, I currently own and operate a small project studio and record label out of my house.  We track bands, produce them, and occasionally take some projects out on the road.  Working at MatsMatsMats.com for the past 3+ years has been that additional bread and butter that securely pays the bills when the music can’t.  
 
I’ve often found myself scheming over which one of our products can cross over and apply in the music field.  Until recently, vocal or voiceover recording were not really something that was that problematic.  However, upon my most recent project, I decided that I really needed a vocal isolation booth.  Being expensive to build and impractical to house in my current living space, I turned to some of our sample materials here at the office to do some creative problem solving. 
 
I took a few samples of our 5/8″ EVA foam interlocking tiles with the carpeted top, which is typically used as interlocking foam flooring for a basement, playroom, exercise room or as trade show booth flooring.  Using a wireframe for the outside (to hold the shape) and cutting and molding it to size, I was able to make a isolation panel that sits and in housed right on the microphone stand to clean up all the reflections from the back wall! Also pictured, the front side uses a piece of memory foam from an old mattress.  It’s not perfect by any means, but the difference in my vocal tracks is ASTOUNDING! No more echo or flutter in my tracks, only clean, dry, broadcast quality isolated vocals ready for additional treatment or sweetening.
 
A perfect example of how, with a little bit of creativity and elbow grease, a lot of our products can be used for un-common applications with unexpectedly great results.

 



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