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Old 11-04-2013   #11
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For those on a budget, with limited space, here is a DIY to building a portable sound booth.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTeUeRxAS7M
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For those on a budget, with limited space, here is a DIY to building a portable sound booth.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTeUeRxAS7M
Link to something that I can use with a mic stand or go home.
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In that case, you can build what I did, just need two comforters, a large cardboard box, and either a ladder or something that can stand upright above said box to hold one of the comforters over it. Ghetto beyond reason, but free.
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Thanks for the tips.
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I could have posted this in many topics, but I am doing it here because all of the advice given is good and two of them fit what I want to tell:

- Invest In Decent Equipment
- Get Rid Of Background Noise

To further these, make sure to save audio files at a high bit rate.

The lower the bit rate, the worse the quality when saved no matter how well it was originally recorded. I recommend at least 128kb (to give you a quality benchmark, this is the lower end rate MP3 songs are saved at) but suggest much higher assuming you don't go lossless resulting in huge files.


I just purchased a USB flash drive containing 100 audio book "classics" (eg: Alice in Wonderland.) I do not know where they acquired the audio recordings--it is obvious they were not created particularly for this product--but the audio quality is horrible in many cases.

So, I investigated and discovered all of the recordings were saved in MP3 format at a bit rate of only 16kb! That is ridiculously low.
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