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Getting air into a Vocal booth?
Old 26th February 2003
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Getting air into a Vocal booth?

How would you go about ventalating a large vocal booth? I was thinking of two holes (one on each of two parallel sides) that goes through a pvc 2 inch pipe with an elbow or two on the outside of the booth. Is that enough? Do I need some type of fan?Thanks
Old 26th February 2003
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Jay Kahrs's Avatar
🎧 15 years
I would just put a hole in the vocalists head, that'll solve the problem.

Nah, it kinda depends. To do it right you'll need an intake and an outtake vent just like any split duct A/C system. At the very least you can just pipe the cold air into the room and leave the door open between takes. You will need a fan or something to get the air into the booth and then back out and the elbows are a good idea. Sound doesn't turn corners well.
Old 27th February 2003
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Ruphus's Avatar
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I have a small booth ( which sould be more problematic ) without fans and it works fine. It has a hole in the lower section on the inner cabine where an angled flat tube is attached to leading to the upper section of the outer cabine wall. And the same thing once again vice versa ( upper / lower wholes / inside / outside ). Behind the holes grill there even sits a foam filter.

You can stay in there comfortably over an hour. When coming outside for a cigarette pause leaving the door open for a minute is sufficient for the next stay.

Before installing I was also wondering if I should put a fan on it, but now I would say it´s not worth the ~ 400$. Apart from the fact that a fan could cause vibrations / sound that could leak to sensible mics, I think.

Hope that helps.

Old 28th February 2003
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Bob Olhsson's Avatar
🎧 15 years
Putting in a POWERFUL fan and turning it on during breaks can make all the difference in the world.
Old 28th February 2003
Yes, perhaps just outside the door, on the floor faceing up, so it hits the far wall and bounces off pushing the hot air at the top of the room with cold 'floor level air' back out the top of the door.

I have a little ionizer always on in the vocal booth, give the air some 'life'.

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