How to reduce reverb if you don’t have a vocal booth

If you don’t have access to a studio or sound dampened vocal booth then reverb can be a big problem when recording your satellite actor lines. If you’re sending a producer lines with a bit of echo in them, and your character is supposed to be outdoors, then this is going to cause problems in the editing stages.

Have a listen to this with a decent pair of headphones on if you can…



In the audio file above, I’ve simply placed the microphone stand inside the frame of the clothes stand, I then spread a duvet over it to create a temporary “studio”.┬áThis is a raw file with no noise reduction, processing etc.

The file was recorded with a Shure SM57 (we recommend the Shure SM58 as it’s less likely to pop) through a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB preamp. These are affiliate links so we earn a small commission from anything bought through them, at no extra cost to the buyer.