If it’s possible, I love traveling as much or even more than my voice-over work. In the past, I haven’t taken equipment with me on my trips. Since the beginning of this year, I have changed my equipment so that I can voice auditions and projects on the road. I now have a Macbook Pro laptop with Pro Tools LE running with a Mbox Pro mic interface. To facilitate the usual work here in my stunning soundproof studio, I just bought a Tranzport wireless workstation control, which will allow me to control and edit Pro Tools from within my booth while leaving the computer and other equipment outside the booth.
A while back, I had read Harlan Hogan’s excellent article about creating a portable booth. I couldn’t find the Reisenthel Home Box pictured in Harlan’s article at my local Container Store or at that company’s web site. However, I did find and order the box from Amazon.
The company shipped it out immediately. It arrived this week, so I haven’t tried using it as a portable booth. I do have a lot of Auralex foam left over from the days when my recording booth was in a walk-in closet. I had planned to leave my Neumann TLM 103 mic here in my recording booth and take my CAD condenser mic on road trips. The CAD mic is too heavy, and I’m now looking for a smaller, lighter mic to use in my portable configuration.
I also have decided to sell my Telos Zephyr ISDN codec. I really don’t have much occasion to use it since I mostly work in long-form narrations and audiobooks. If you’re looking to buy an industry-standard ISDN unit, let me know soon! Otherwise, I will post the unit for sale on eBay.
Speaking of travel, I need to travel away from home right now in search of brunch!
Voice Over Ben at Voices.com says
Make Magazine also has a post about how to make your own portable voice recording booth:
Ben, thanks for the update on portable isolation booths. Even though I bought the box, I actually haven’t used it in my travels. These days, I aim to pack as lightly as possible, especially since the airlines are now charging for checked luggage.