Making a DIY drum booth
What do you get if you combine a drum-playing son and a father who doesn’t like to spend thousands of euros? A DIY drum booth! ;-)
We love to have a music-playing kid and as a father with video editing experience it was tempting to even start a YouTube channel for him. But because his drum gear is on the first floor above our living room, we needed a solution to reduce the sound levels.
Ready-made versus DIY
My sister uses a ready-made booth for voice recordings which she bought from Studiobricks. And there are others like WhisperRoom but they all have one big disadvantage: the price…
As I don’t want/need to achieve full sound isolation, I tried to make a sound booth which reduces the volumes and avoids vibrations of the drum to be transferred to the walls and floor.