New Toys: Imperative Audio Portable Vocal Booth

Auralex Acoustics is the distributor of the Imperative Audio Portable Vocal Booth. Imperative claims the PVB reduces the RT60 time (a measure of a space's sonic reflectivity) down to 0.07 seconds with an average of 28.4dBa of sound level reduction from outside sources. That's incredible for a portable vocal booth that you can set up in a few minutes. If you've tried to record a vocal track or a simple narration voiceover, getting a quiet space for recording is only half the problem.

By staying close to a directional microphone solves some of the sound isolation issues, but that leaves the acoustics of the space you're recording in. Recording in a clothes closet that will deaden the acoustics somewhat and in the middle of the night to avoid external outside noises is not exactly a very professional and workable solution.

The Imperative Audio Portable Vocal Booth is designed to free stand and nearly wrap around your voice talent either seated or standing. There are three high-performance layers of acoustic treatment, plus an optional roof is offered to reduce reflections off the ceiling.

The Portable Vocal Booth is made of lightweight aluminum and its cylindrical design ameliorates typical problems with right-angled vocal booths or sound screens. The PVB is adjustable from 5'9" to 6'10" tall. If you record from a seated position, the legs retract for positioning the PVB directly on your desk to wrap around you, your mic, and your workstation and screen.

Equipped with a music stand and adjustable LED light, comes with a protective carry bag, and weighs 78 lbs. For pricing, contact Auralex.