In an effort to provide students with a better way to record audition (for movie narration, video reflections, screencasts, and so forth) I have experiments with a few ideas.
Let me preface this by saying I have no illusions about the audiophile quality of these experiments, they are by no means perfect. What they are, instead, is a way to lesson the din of a classroom, and improve sound quality, when recording audio. My sound booth solutions will win no acoustic awards but they do a surprisingly good job in a few areas:
- limiting background noise
- providing more depth/richness to the student's voice since it forces them to be closer to the iPad/laptop microphone
- make everyone else in the room more aware of recording happening
- it was surprising to see how quiet the rest of the room got when everyone noticed the cubes being used