5+ Best Soundproof Booths for a Home Studio Recording (Voice-Over, ADR, etc…)

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You know what it is, don’t you? The #1 problem when it comes to sound recording…

AMBIENT NOISE!!

So, unless you’re planning on soundproofing your entire studio, you’ll want to consider a soundproof booth (also known as a vocal booth).

Although it’ll cost you at least 5000$, that’s a fraction of what it’d cost you to soundproof a room.

Actually, you may not even have a choice if your home recording studio is located in an apartment building, condominium, etc… That’s when the portability and lightweight assembly of the VicBooth Ultra would come in handy.

What if you’re building more of a “commercial” recording studio though?

Well, the double-wall construction of a booth from VocalBooth might be what you’re looking for!

Either way, you’ll be capable of making your own decision once you read about the best soundproof booths for a home recording studio.

Feel free to ask me your question in the comment section below if you have any. Let’s get started…

Vicoustic VicBooth Ultra

Pricing

Starting at 6,339.00 CAD, but you may need to request a quote.

Where To Buy

If you’re in Canada, you can easily have it shipped by Studio Economik (who’s actually one of the only retailers in Canada).

If you’re in Europe, you can get it shipped by Thomann. In the US, you can purchase one from Thomann United States.

Overview

If I’d have to choose ONE soundproof booth, I’d definitely go with the VicBooth Ultra!

Why? The VicBooth Ultra is 100% modular and scalable.

What this means… You can purchase multiple 1×1 VicBooth Ultra soundproof modules and combine them to make a BIGGER booth.

In other words, you can grow your soundproof booth as the years go by!

The best part? Vicoustic has made the VicBooth Ultra ULTRA-EASY to assemble/disassemble.

It’s also extremely portable and lightweight, so it’ll easily fit into an SUV.

This makes it ideal for mobile recording studios and home recording studio “tenants” who move frequently.

Besides being made of 100% recycled materials, the VicBooth Ultra has got lots more to offer…

Features

  • Modular & Expandable
  • Portable & Lightweight
  • Made of recyclable materials
  • -30dB of noise reduction

Available Sizes

  • 1×1
  • 1×2
  • 2×2
  • 2×3
  • 3×3
  • 3×4

1 = 3.5′

The Verdict

If you’re looking for maximum ambient noise reduction though, the VicBooth Ultra is definitely NOT #1.

With -30dB of noise reduction, you’ll get around 80% of the ambient noise you’d need to deal with in everyday situations (ventilation, appliances, etc…).

However, considering that the walls are just 1″ thick… That’s pretty impressive!

Also, you need to remember that NOTHING is 100% soundproof (except a vacuum in space).

That being said, the VicBooth Ultra is excellent for a minimalist recording studio.

The aesthetic is also quite elegant and modern. You can’t go wrong!

If you need more attenuation though, you’ll just have to keep reading…

Studio Bricks ONE, ONE PLUS and ONE XXL

Pricing

Starting at 3,500.00 EUR, but you may need to request a quote.

Where To Buy

If you’re in the US and/or Europe, you can easily purchase your Studio Bricks from their official website. You may want to start by sending them an email to get a quote for both the booth and shipping.

If you live anywhere else in the world, be prepared to pay a lot for shipping!

Overview

On the other side of the pond, the Studio Bricks ONE is quickly becoming the industry standard for voice-over work.

It’s a highly customizable soundproof booth that comes in 3 default configurations (ONE, ONE PLUS and ONE XXL). Every aspect of your booth can be customized upon request and custom dimensions are also available if you need it to be bigger (available in single, double and even triple wall construction).

If you’re mainly using it for voice-over and ADR, you can ask for the “voice-over edition” which comes with…

  • Table
  • Monitor Arm
  • Microphone Arm
  • Copy Holder
  • Additional Acoustic Treatment

That being said, the standard configuration also includes acoustic treatment and everything else you might need…

Features

  • Made in Europe (Spain)
  • Made with eco-friendly materials
  • Includes acoustic insulation
  • Includes silent ventilation system
  • Portable & easy to assemble

Available Sizes

  • 3.48′ x 4.53′ x 7.41′ (ONE)
  • 3.48′ x 5.51′ x 7.41′ (ONE PLUS)
  • 3.97′ x 6.50′ x 7.41′ (ONE XXL)

The Verdict

Unless you live in Europe, your soundproof booth from Studio Bricks may just cost you a fortune.

However, I understand why you’d go for it either way!

The ONE is definitely one of the most impressive soundproof booths on the market. The ventilation system is state-of-the-art and so is everything else.

The eco-friendly materials used to build this soundproof booth will definitely do you (and the planet) a HUGE favour.

It’s also one of the rare booths that comes acoustically treated out of the box.

If you really want to get the most out of the Studio Bricks ONE though, I highly recommend the “voice-over edition”.

VocalBooth – VB Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond

Pricing

Starting at 5,495.00$, but you may need to request a quote.

Where To Buy

The only place you can purchase a VocalBooth is on the official website. Unless you’re purchasing the VB Silver, you’ll need to request a quote.

Overview

The VocalBooth is one of the few soundproof booths available in pentagonal, hexagonal, etc… configuration.

The ability to customize these booths is also unparalled. From hard-wood floors to soundproof windows, you can create the soundproof booth of your dreams!

You’ll have 4 tiers to choose from…

  • Silver
  • Gold
  • Platinum
  • Diamond

Of course, the price range will vary greatly form series to series.

However, even the entry-level VB Silver Series includes essential features like a ventilation system and high-quality acoustic treatment and lighting

That’s not something you’ll find by default in most soundproof booths (especially at the entry-level price point).

What you’ll also be surprised to find out is that shipping is INCLUDED in the price, but only for the US.

VocalBooth does ship internationally, but you’ll need to inquire to get a quote.

Regardless of where you buy from though, you’ll be backed with a 5-year warranty.

Upgrades

  • Custom Dimensions, Colours & Finishes
  • Door Windows
  • Wall Windows
  • LED Lighting
  • Patch Bay
  • Hardwood Floor
  • Folding Shelf
  • Ramp
  • Platinum Series Subfloor
  • Caster Wheels
  • Ceiling-Mount Mic Boom

Available Sizes

  • 4’ x 4’, 4′ x 5′, 4′ x 6′, 4′ x 7′, 4′ x 8′
  • 5′ x 6′
  • 6′ x 6′, 6′ x 7′, 6′ x 8′
  • 7′ x 7′, 7′ x 8′
  • 8′ x 8′, 8′ x 9′, 8′ x 10′, 8′ x 12′
  • 10′ x 10′, 10′ x 12′, 10′ x 14′
  • 12′ x 12′, 12′ x 16′
  • 14′ x 14′

The Verdict

If the VocalBooth is good enough for Lady Gaga and Mariah Carey, I think it’ll be more than suitable for your home recording studio.

It does have LOTS of available upsells, but you’ll still get everything you need to get great recordings right out of the box.

Actually, you’ll get a lot more than most of the vocal booths on this list.

The fact that shipping is included in the price (for the US) is also quite impressive.

This might just be one of the best “bang for your buck” soundproof booths on the market!

Bear Cave Silent Booths

Pricing

Starting at 4,950.00 CAD and going up to 9,250.00 CAD+

Where To Buy

For now, the only place to purchase a Silent Booth is on the official Bear Cave website.

You’ll need to request a quote for shipping. They only ship to Canda and the US.

Overview

Bear Cave Silent Booths are proudly Canadian, but relatively new to the soundproof vocal booth market.

The aesthetic is definitely unique, but I can’t say it’s the most elegant option!

Looks aside though, the Silent Booth is actually one of the top performing soundproof booths on this list.

It’s also one of the most affordable vocal booths in regards to product and shipping.

It includes its own ventilation system so you won’t need to purchase that as an add-on.

Features

  • Made in Canada
  • -30dB to -45dB of noise reduction
  • Includes ventilation system
  • Includes routing for cables
  • Single and double wall construction
  • Custom dimensions available upon request

Available Sizes

  • 4’x4’ Single-Wall
  • 4’x4’ Double-Wall
  • 4’x6’ Single-Wall
  • 4’x6’ Double-Wall

The Verdict

The Silent Booth from Bear Cave is actually one of the better performing booths when it comes to ambient noise reduction.

However, it doesn’t take care of acoustics right out of the box. You’ll need to treat the inside of the Silent Booth on your own.

You can expect at least -30 dB of reduction (and up to -45dB), but you’ll most likely need to do some acoustic treatment on the inside of the booth. The acoustic foam and panels you see in many images of the Silent Booth aren’t included.

That being said, the Silent Booth isn’t as affordable as the pricing on the website indicates!

WhisperRoom

Pricing

Starting at 5,545.00$ and going up to 39,640.00$.

Where To Buy

The only place to purchase a WhisperRoom is directly through the company itself!

That’s one of the reasons you’ll save some money and luckily for you, they ship WORLDWIDE!!

Overview

The WhisperRoom definitely has the most upsells, but that’s what I like most about this company.

However, you’ll get everything you actually need by default like ventilation system, acoustic foam, etc…

I can also confirm that the WhisperRoom comes in LOTS of different shapes and sizes. You actually have about 7 pages of models to browse through on the website that range from 4′ x 4′ to 8′ x 16′.

Yup, WhisperRoom doesn’t just make soundproof booths… They make soundproof ROOMS. That beind said, one of those can cost you up to 40,000$!

That being said, you’ll find that their smallest booth are relatively affordable at 5,545$.

One of the things you’ll find most impressive about WhisperRoom Inc. is their clients…

  • Disney
  • Pixar
  • Google
  • NBC
  • Stone Temple Pilots

That’s just to name a few!

What I personally find hard to resist is the 5-year warranty. That’s not something you’ll have with the others…

Upgrades

  • Custom Dimensions, Colours & Finishes
  • Door Windows
  • Wall Windows
  • LED Lighting
  • Patch Bay
  • Hardwood Floor
  • Folding Shelf
  • Ramp
  • Platinum Series Subfloor
  • Caster Wheels
  • Ceiling-Mount Mic Boom

Available Sizes

  • 3.6′ x 2.6′, 3.6′ x 3.6′, 3.6′ x 5′, 3.6′ x 7′
  • 4′ x 4′, 4′ x 6′, 4′ x 8′
  • 5′ x 5′, 5′ x 7′
  • 6′ x 6′, 6′ x 8′
  • 7′ x 7′, 7′ x 10.6′
  • 8′ x 8′, 8′ x 10′, 8′ x 12′, 8′ x 14′, 8′ x 16′
  • 8.6′ x 7′, 8.6′ x 8.6′, 8.6′ x 10.6′, 8.6′ x 12′, 8.6′ x 14′, 8.6′ x 15.6′

The Verdict

The important thing to keep in mind with a Whisper Room… You’ll need to treat the inside with acoustic foam and panels.

Your order should include some Auralex acoustic foam, but some users have complained that it simply doesn’t cure the “boxiness” of the WhisperRoom.

The best thing to do would be to purchase (or make) some proper acoustic panels.

So, the initial cost might seem attractive, but that’s before proper acoustic treatment.

Some users have also reported the shipping to be as much as the cost of the actual booth.

Of course, that always depends on where you’re getting it shipped!

Summary: 5+ Best Soundproof Booths for a Home Recording Studio

They might look similar, but these soundproof booths all have something special.

Is there one that’s necessarily better than the other? Not at all!

To be honest, the most important aspects of purchasing a soundproof booth have nothing to do with soundproofing.

Each one of these booths will give you between -30dB and -60dB of ambient noise reduction. That’s more than suitable for a home recording studio.

What you really need to pay attention to is…

  • Shipping cost
  • Portability & assembly
  • Scalability
  • Acoustic treatment
  • Ventilation system

Unless you’re okay with HUGE shipping costs, you should only purchase a booth from a manufacturer/distributor in your continent.

It might limit your options, but that may actually be a good thing if you’re feeling overwhelmed! That’s where I’d start.

When it comes to portability and assembly, you’ll be much better off with a VicBooth Ultra or a Studio Bricks ONE.

If you want the ability to scale over time though, the VicBooth Ultra takes it home!

However, I have to say that the ventilation system of the Studio Bricks ONE is pretty impressive (and impressively quiet).

Remember, not all of these booths include acoustic treatment by default. For example, you’ll need to take care of that yourself with the Silent Booth from Bear Cave.

So, make sure to take all of these aspects when looking for the best soundproof booth for your home recording studio.

If you have any questions, make sure to leave them down below!

External Links

https://vicbooth.vicoustic.com/ultra

https://studiobricks.com/product/studiobricks-one/

https://studiobricks.com/product/studiobricks-one-plus/

https://studiobricks.com/product/studiobricks-one-xxl/

https://www.vocalbooth.com/silver-series-vocalbooth

https://www.vocalbooth.com/gold-series

https://www.vocalbooth.com/platinum-series-vocalbooth

https://www.vocalbooth.com/diamond-series-vocalbooth

https://www.bearcavesilentbooths.com/our-booths

https://whisperroom.com/models/?sortby=price-LH&search=false&checkbox=[%22stand%22,%22enh%22]&priceRange=$5,000%20-%20$40,000&squareFt=0%20-%20140%20ft%C2%B2&offset=1

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