The market is awash in portable reflection filters / isolation booths. but do they actually do anything? There are the kinds of booths I’m talking about: (Amazon)


  1. Spooky Boo's Scary Story Time on January 8, 2022 at 12:58 pm

    It helps that you have a naturally deep voice, too.

  2. Tinderbox on January 8, 2022 at 12:59 pm

    This might sound silly but it would be interesting to try positioning the thing so it wraps around the BACK of your head instead. See if that actually has more of a dampening effect since the microphone sensitivity is pointed in that direction.

  3. CGonz T on January 8, 2022 at 1:00 pm

    Nice voice dude!

  4. PetersJazz1 on January 8, 2022 at 1:01 pm

    Check how I did mine.

  5. Thin Blue Lane RV Life on January 8, 2022 at 1:04 pm

    Another Great Video!

  6. Anurag Gangwar on January 8, 2022 at 1:07 pm

    Thank you so much, very informative video!

  7. JustRush on January 8, 2022 at 1:08 pm

    Оно работает или нет? Ничерта не понятно))

  8. 37Rol on January 8, 2022 at 1:08 pm

    Thanks for the great advice!

  9. Simon van der Heijden on January 8, 2022 at 1:08 pm

    Why do all these assholes that make these video’s try to be funny…

  10. DAVID’S HARP PRODUCTIONS on January 8, 2022 at 1:10 pm

    I purchased this along with the a Stedman pro pop filter in front of my mic and it is Amazing. My studio in a basement with cement walls and floor and it sounds great. So pop filters do work wonders for those that can’t afford to sound proof a room with foam and it works great.

  11. Glen Kippel on January 8, 2022 at 1:10 pm

    Is a Reflexion Filter worth it? Yes and no. If your mic has a good reduction in sounds coming from the back, you don’t need it and it may make your sound muddy. The problem is, a lot of mics that are called "cardioid" really have poor results in that department and are almost an omnidirectional pattern, especially at low frequencies. Then some sort of filter on the back side of the mic is probably beneficial.

  12. PHeMoX on January 8, 2022 at 1:10 pm

    Ironically, the whole concept is assbackwards anyway. They do not do _anything_ , because they’re behind the mic, not behind the sensitive side of the mic. They also do not have enough surface to really block any other sounds, nor does it ‘collect’ or concentrate whatever sound goes into the mic either.

  13. Vambibuda on January 8, 2022 at 1:13 pm

    In my experience this worked like a charm. I did multiple recordings with ans without and the difference was significant. My recording studio, before installing the panels, it was very reverbish, and when I tried the SE it did made a huge difference.

  14. pogoism1 on January 8, 2022 at 1:13 pm

    Buy dynamics for home stuff folks

  15. Paul Dennehy / Band Ninkasi on January 8, 2022 at 1:13 pm

    Do they affect the sound if you put it behind you?

  16. Robert Davis on January 8, 2022 at 1:13 pm

    Brother, do you have any videos where you review the PIB (Portable Isolation Booth) by GIK?

  17. Rein Quest on January 8, 2022 at 1:14 pm

    Thanks man. I just thought of something while watching you discuss this. If I have a green screen behind me. That might absorb some of that room reverb. Thanks again.

  18. Vincent Daudier on January 8, 2022 at 1:16 pm

    This is exactely what we have to do : a lot depends on WHERE you record your voice (or instruments). This type of reflection shield is A PART of the treatment you could use in a room or a specialised booth. But in that case, we really heard the reflections coming from behind and the whole room actually right in the most sensitive part of the mic capsule. In that particular case, a reflection filter alone is clearely useless without a bigger treatment of the place he is in. Really nice video mate, keep rocking ! The ideal place to record in a house when we don’t have a room or booth made for this, is a room where there is a lot of objects or surfaces that can absorb a lot of sound reflection (curtain, blankets, mattress, duvets on a bed, wooden walls, wooden floors…). This video can save money to people and permits to beggin to learn how to organize ourselves facing sound reflexions.

  19. Wayne Brown on January 8, 2022 at 1:19 pm

    I miss Booth Junkie – not seen a video for a while. I hope all is well. I used one of those sE Electronics filters for some ADR. Worked well.

  20. Michael Glover on January 8, 2022 at 1:20 pm

    I enjoy watching your video’s. Great info. Check out my "Bedroom Booth" video. I address the "Reflection Filters as well.

  21. gRosh08 on January 8, 2022 at 1:21 pm

    Listen… I’m sorry, but You don’t understand… I’m just not happy until I see
    the DISLIKE COUNTER! Blah, blah, blah… I want to know! The Algorithm
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  22. TheOutsider Jess on January 8, 2022 at 1:22 pm

    I don’t have acoustic treatment so I picked one up and it has done wonders for my blue yeti when I record videos

  23. Afternight Delight on January 8, 2022 at 1:23 pm

    Your voice sounds really nice.

  24. Shiva VR on January 8, 2022 at 1:24 pm

    U saved my couple of hundred dollars. Thank you

  25. Isaiah Clayton on January 8, 2022 at 1:24 pm

    lol he is sorta like a clean, audio smart Zach Galifianakis

  26. Daniel Nehme on January 8, 2022 at 1:26 pm

    Thanks bro

  27. Colin Wood on January 8, 2022 at 1:27 pm

    good advice and thanks. The best booth I made was the three cushions from a sofa in a ‘den’ shape. I couldn’t keep them from falling apart though

  28. DOPPE WAXY on January 8, 2022 at 1:28 pm

    Of course it helps out a much,thanks boy,have been discussing myself what gonna be useful way,you saved me a lot of bucks,greatings from East Africa Tanzania🇹🇿

  29. Jaelanne Gilliam on January 8, 2022 at 1:29 pm

    I was thinking of getting it to block my computer hum that sits behind the mic. Anyone have experience with that and did it help??

  30. Grr Argh on January 8, 2022 at 1:32 pm

    If you stood with your back to the closet and used it , you would have found the filter would have made significant difference. They work well in the correct situation. I swear by mine.

  31. ND Francis on January 8, 2022 at 1:33 pm

    Great! thanks a lot. I feel like you just gave me some money.

  32. Cum Stain on January 8, 2022 at 1:33 pm

    It really depends on what kind of reflection filter you buy. If you buy a reflection filter like one from Bison, you are guaranteed to have very clean and filtered vocals because of the foam’s thickness, which is another thing you need to consider

  33. RIRO on January 8, 2022 at 1:34 pm

    How about the box version ones?

  34. Survival Mode on January 8, 2022 at 1:35 pm

    my name is Luka @.@

  35. Genius on January 8, 2022 at 1:37 pm

    Portable booths definitaly help

  36. Todd Knowlton on January 8, 2022 at 1:37 pm

    In a live recording setting with a band absolutely improves mic bleed

  37. Eds drafts on January 8, 2022 at 1:37 pm

    Good video. Thanks for sharing.

  38. Mark White on January 8, 2022 at 1:39 pm

    I recorded the vocals for an album track back in 2005 where we needed a really dry/intimate vocal. The artist was completely surrounded by a circle of heavy woolen blankets – hung from floor to ceiling. There were absolutely ZERO room reflections! Those screens (as you say in the video) appear to be trying to block sound coming towards the least sensitive part of the microphone. A complete waste of money IMO! Either treat the room or raid the bedroom linen closet 🙂

  39. Justice Moody on January 8, 2022 at 1:40 pm

    These always struck me as slightly ridiculous.

  40. Dave Cavanaugh on January 8, 2022 at 1:41 pm

    You contradicted yourself comparing the closet and the reflection filter.

  41. Jamie Jobb on January 8, 2022 at 1:43 pm

    Good acting particularly with such a stone-faced prop that doesn’t give you much to work with. But that device you examine could be useful on a bidirectional ribbon microphone so that it blocks sound on the backside of the ribbon. Still any speaker would have to account for the In-Your-Face design, as you so clearly demonstrate.

  42. Gary Jones on January 8, 2022 at 1:44 pm

    Mine works great in my walk-in closet.

  43. Zach Jawhar on January 8, 2022 at 1:45 pm

    Thank u for saving me money

  44. Mathy Don on January 8, 2022 at 1:45 pm

    "no, you can’t build an audio booth – justdrape a towel over the hole thing and read your script off your phone", said this guy’s wife (or husband, not assuming anything)

  45. james Doctor on January 8, 2022 at 1:45 pm

    The mobile isolation booth things actually work great for another application.. kick drum. If you want to attempt isolating the kick from the snare/cymbals, this is a very useful device!

  46. NAMMA NUMMA on January 8, 2022 at 1:46 pm

    Thank You

  47. Andre on January 8, 2022 at 1:49 pm

    Very good thank you

  48. Damon Medek on January 8, 2022 at 1:54 pm

    Thank you!

  49. Star Wars Jay on January 8, 2022 at 1:54 pm

    I’m a beginner when it comes to recording and one of these shields is the first thing I bought for my set up. I have it on a boom arm with my mic and I find it cumbersome. The thing gets in the way and limits the positions I can put my mic in too. I have a window in front of my set up that looks over a busy road and I thought the shield would eliminate traffic noise. It doesn’t. So if any beginners read this, don’t bother. Save your money and time.

  50. PartnerznrhymeJAVIER on January 8, 2022 at 1:56 pm

    Is there a way to record vocals with your speakers on without the mic picking up the sound from the speakers ? Is there a mic that can do that ?

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