Time To Come Out Of The Closet

This is a pretty neat new product from Primacoustic called the FlexiBooth.  It is due out in the next month or so for about 400 bucks and it might be a nice alternative for some of the moving blankets on the wall or recording in the linen closet folks out there.1 From the product description:

The FlexiBooth is a unique device that can instantly turn any room into a highly functional vocal booth by simply opening the doors! Built like a cupboard, the FlexiVoice hangs on a wall and opens wide to create a large 48″ x 48″ recording area that is both very quiet and does not suffer from the usual small room bumps in the lower mid range. Inside, deep 2″ high-density fibreglass panels fill the back while low-profile 1″ panels line the doors. These combine to effectively absorb sound energy throughout the voice range. This makes the FlexiVoice ideal for voice over, vocal tracking and pod casting.

Personally, I would like to have the doors be a little bigger and I can’t really see when you would close the thing once you have your mic positioned in there but it certainly doesn’t seem to suck overall,2 especially if you have a quiet room to hang it in. If you are interested, you can check out Mr. Excitement in the Oscar nominated video HERE.  (Let me know if the link doesn’t work for ya.)

1. You know who you are.
2. I’m a “glass is half full” kind of guy.

4 Comments to “Time To Come Out Of The Closet”

  1. Great idea for a product that will allow people to consider the design idea and build their own much more efficient version.

    No reason why it can’t be 7′ high, much bigger doors and a component for the top of the unit as well. Then to have it collapse into a hanging wall unit would be a wonderful economy of space in many situations.

    Sure it could be heavy on a wall, but there are ways around that.

    Best always,
    - Peter

  2. Sure, some 703 and a little elbow grease and you could easily rip off the design and improve it at the same time. A panel on top would be great too to catch reflections off the problematic wall-to-ceiling corner. Of course, at that point you are basically just building a box minus one side but with some hinges it could be space saving.

  3. Edmund Brown says:

    I’m seriously thinking of getting me one of these. I routinely use a reflexion shield by SE Electronics, but this will give me more flexibility to do some other things as well.

  4. Ruben BEEWA says:

    Should be able to extend it into a full size vocal booth with a little window, when you in an apartment that needs total isolation.

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