Hello folks! For anyone who might be interested, and also because I like having the process documented, I thought I’d post a quick update about how my home audiobook recording setup is going.
If you missed my first article explaining my intentions with the setup, with pictures of all the equipment I’ll be using, you can read it here.
Yesterday I did a kind of ‘mock-up’ of where everything will eventually go once the setup is complete. Here’s what it looked like:
Today I focused primarily on getting the soundproofing panels up. I used a spray glue that I bought from Amazon, and had to spray both the reverse of the panels and the wall, then wait a couple of minutes for the glue to partially dry, and finally stick the panels to the walls.
Here’s what the glue sprayed panels looked like:
And here’s what the wardrobe now looks like with all the panels stuck to the walls:
I’ve actually ordered 8 more panels (high quality ones) which I’m going to glue to the reverse of the wardrobe doors. These should be arriving on Thursday. I’ve also ordered some dark green felt which I’m going to glue to the table top in order to soak up sound from tabletop movements during recording (and also make the table look a little more attractive!).
The other thing that I did today was attach the insulation strips to the bottom of the wardrobe doors. These will hopefully provide a little extra soundproofing:
Everything is going really well and I think in about a week’s time I should have the setup finished and be ready to do some test recordings.
As well as the DIY side of things I’ve also been researching audiobook distribution companies as I will need to learn about their technical specifications before I get started with recording. I will also need to learn how to ‘perform’ my books in the most professional way, and I’ve been doing some research on YouTube in relation to this.
I will post another update when the wardrobe conversion is finished so you can see what the final setup looks like.
If anyone reading has any thoughts or advice related to audiobook recording, distributors, performance, etc, feel free to leave a comment below. Thank you for reading!
If you missed Part 1 in this 3 part series, you can view it here.
To see the final instalment (Part 3) click here.