After doing four episodes of my podcast An OBVIOU5 Voice, I have forgotten one key element that I used during my previous podcasting years. The noise-canceling box I use to house my microphone. This is an absolute game-changer for any new or veteran podcaster out there. I have friends that have actually recorded their podcast in their closet because it produced a better-quality sound. I have decided since I am going to make myself a new mobile sound booth, that I would share the progress with you so you can build your own as well.
If you have a microphone already you will want to measure your mic, ass you will need to know the dimensions you will need to make your box. I use the Blue Snowball, and have for over a decade, it has been very reliable and easy to set up and use. Now you can decide if you want to go the sturdy way and build a wood box to house your mic, or just pick up a cloth material folding box from Walmart or JSYK. Also, another quick box idea is a milk crate, so if you have access to one of those and you have the flair to make it look clean and professional, then that is the quickest path to take. Once you have determined the dimensions you can order your acoustic foam right from amazon, or travel to a Michael’s or fabric land. Carefully cut the foam to fit the inside of the box, making sure to leave a small hole for the cord of your microphone to connect out the back to your computer. Take some gorilla glue and secure the foam to the inside making sure the bubble side is facing inside the box.
And voila, you have built a mini sound booth.