Re: [Harp-L] Re: Inexpensive alternative to treating your room for recording

I acquired a Porta Booth Pro to record the harmonica tracks for Harmonica For Dummies, Second Edition. Works great, but I also bought a heavy duty boom stand with a large cast-iron base and prodigious counterweight on the boom arm to handle the weight of the PortaBooth. You can also place the PortaBooth on a table, but I prefer to stand.

While the Porta Booth is weighty on a mic stand, it's folds down into a large briefcase/portfolio size and is light enough to carry around (it's made of canvas and foam).

Winslow Yerxa
President, SPAH, the Society for the Preservation and Advancement of the Harmonica
Producer, the Harmonica Collective
Author, Harmonica For Dummies, ISBN 978-0-470-33729-5
            Harmonica Basics For Dummies, ASIN B005KIYPFS
            Blues Harmonica For Dummies, ISBN 978-1-1182-5269-7
Resident Expert,
Instructor, Jazzschool Community Music School

From: Richard Hunter <turtlehill@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2015 4:56 AM
Subject: [Harp-L] Re: Inexpensive alternative to treating your room for    recording

Burke Trieschmann wrote:
<What I ended up getting is a similar, though unique device from Harlan Hogan at Voice Over Essentials, called the "Porta Booth Pro".  
<or the less expensive "Porta Booth Plus"

Thanks for the pointers Burke.  One look at the pictures at the links you provided is enough to show that these devices do indeed block sound entering from the bottom and top as well as the back and sides.  The price for the Porta Booth Plus is also under $200, so these things are still much less expensive and easy to set up than a full room treatment (with absorptive panels on the walls, bass traps in the corners--sheesh).  

I'm not dumping my reflexion filter yet, but I know where to go when I need an upgrade.

Regards, Richard Hunter

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