Introduction: Tri-pot Recording Studio Microphone Isolation Shield
This is a home made DIY "Tri-pot Recording Studio Microphone Isolation Shield" made from materials around the house that will not cost you anything.
This "Tri-pot Recording Studio Microphone Isolation Shield" is perfect for your home recording studio on a budget.
Making this "Tri-pot Recording Studio Microphone Isolation Shield" is very easy and can be done in one day.
my 8 yr old son helped me with it, it was e great project done together, he learned allot and had allot of fun.
Step 1: Required Materials and Tools
- Large Cardboard (2' x 4') feet [you can find at a hardware or appliances store that they have to throw away]
- Packing foam [you can find at a hardware or appliances store that they have to throw away]
- Hot blue sticks
- Aluminum flat bar (3/4" x 1/16" x 36") inch [can find one at any hardware store]
- Camera Tri-pot
The required tools are:
- Craft Knife
- Hot glue gun
- Measuring tape (ruler)
- Drilling machine
- Drill bit (13/64")
- Spray glue
Step 2: Preparing the Cardboard Back Ground
Preparing the background cardboard to make it into a half pipe shape
- Set the cardboard in a landscape position
- Mark every 2 inch on the cardboard to make vertical lines
- Use the aluminum flat bar as a guide to press with the other end of the pencil on the cardboard to make it easier to bend and then band it with the flat bar
- Bend the cardboard on all the lines so it can look like a half pipe
note: use the black marker to mark everything, it is more visible
Step 3: Making and Gluing the Support Round Shape
The support round edges will hold everything in shape and make it sturdier
- mark 2 pieces of a cardboard with a half pipe the size of the background cardboard [4feet long] as illustrated in the picture
- cut them as illustrated in the picture
- then hot glue them on the edges of the background cardboard
Note: be careful with the craft knife, these a very very sharp and also be carefull with the hot glue gun, it can burn your skin
Step 4: Making the Under Part
making the under part will add support and preventing noise entering from below
- cut a piece of cardboard with the same shape as the inner part of the half pipe
- glue the cardboard with an angle [see picture #3]
- cut a groove (opening) in the middle of the under peace [as show in the last picture] this will allow you to put a mic stand through the under part
Step 5: Adding the Noise Damping Foam
Now we are going to add/glue the foam to the background cardboard
- cut all packing foam into squares or rectangles so they can fit together on the cardboard
- fit al foam on the background cardboard so it will cover the whole background
- spray the glue onto the background cardboard and spray some glue onto the foam and stick them together **
- make sure every area inside the half pipe is covered with foam
** for spraying the glue, be in a well-ventilated area and preferable outside, use gloves.
Step 6: Making a Support to Hold and Add the Tri-pot Connector
This part is very important because this part will hold the "Recording Studio Microphone Isolation Shield" to the tri-pot.
- cut 2 new moon shape cardboard that will fit tight around the background cardboard [as shown in the pictures]
- hot glue them firmly together
- then hot glue them to the background cardboard (glue it 8 inches from the top)
- add extra glue for e strong hold
Step 7: Adding the Aluminum Flat Bar for a Strong Hold
because we cannot tighten the tri-pot into the cardboard (it will not hold) I have added the aluminum flat bar, this will be glued to the support and make a strong hold for the tri-pot connection.
- measure and mark the flat bar ** [as shown in the pictures]
- cus them with the hacksaw
- measure the center of the peace you just cut mark it
- set the center mark to the center to the tri-pot connection part and mark where you have to drill the holes
- drill both holes and tighten the screw in to give it threat
- glue this flat bar to the tri-pot connection support with hot glue (glue firmly)
Ones this has cool down your basically done, you just need some minor adjustments
** cut the edges at an angle to match the cardboard curve
note: secure the flat bar in vise or something similar so you can cut it more easily. when drilling use safety goggles
Step 8: Final Adjustments and Touch Ups
you may need to make some adjustments and touch ups
- the tri-pot may not sit flush with the whole "Recording Studio Microphone Isolation Shield", you will have to cut e notch so it can fit and the "Recording Studio Microphone Isolation Shield" and stand straight
- make a hole in the back with the craft knife so you can pass the microphone wire trough if
- add extra hot glue everywhere that is necessary to make it hold strong together especially onto the tri-pot connection cardboard support
Step 9: Your Done !!!
and finally you can paint or decorate all the exposed cardboard to the desire color or design to match you recording studio.
I hope you have making your "Tri-pot Recording Studio Microphone Isolation Shield" and make to good use.
My son and daughter surely enjoy it when we record vocal track on their music
**please remember to take every safety precautions for you wellbeing.
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