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I bought a custom made GretchKen booth about 5 years ago to put in the back bedroom of my motorhome. I had removed the existing bed and moved a few things around to fit in the booth. It was stabilized with rods attached to the walls so that the booth wouldn’t move if I unexpectedly had to jam on my brakes when driving. I am thought to be the first voiceover to live, work, and travel fulltime in an RV. I spent months planning my booth size and dimensions, as well as trying to figure out mobile broadband and other possible issues that might arise on the road. I was a wreck when I first hit the road, not knowing if my setup would be quiet enough. I worried about highway noise when staying in parks close to interstates (to be honest, sometimes those places were just too loud, and the quietest booth on the world wouldn’t have helped). I worried about the rain (unless it was a hard, driving rain, it didn’t usually pose any problems). I worried a lot about my audio, because that’s my bread and butter. I sometimes didn’t tell clients that I was on the road, because I didn’t want them to have preconceived prejudices about my sound. (Sometimes if someone thinks you’re from a certain area, they “hear” an accent. I’ve had people think I was from the south and commented on my southern accent. I’m a New Englander, and, except for living for five years in Arizona, I’ve spent all of my life in there. No southern accent from this gal!)
My booth exceeded my expectations. I spent 19 months on the road, working fulltime as a voiceover. I narrated dozens of books during that time, voiced many radio and TV commercials, and completed extensive eLearning and recorded textbook projects. I now work out of my home studio in a somewhat larger GretchKen booth and still love the way my audio sounds with it. My motorhome booth has been disassembled and it stored in my basement, possibly awaiting a future travel situation.
Thank you GretchKen for the opportunity to express our appreciation for your excellent products. In 2009 we purchased your 8’x10’ sound enclosure and it has been in service ever since. It was surprisingly easy to put together and install. We had originally planned to build our own small studio. The local zoning and building codes would not allow that studio to be built without updating our entire building to current codes. We found that your “portable” construction enabled us to have the same size facility with no construction because the codes classified the booth as “portable furniture.”
Over the last six years our GretchKen studio has lived an exciting life as a voice studio, an audio and video editing facility as Framework Productions [an internet video producer], and currently our control center for “Christmas 1914.” This is a fourteen scene Christmas “walk-through” production depicting the lives of 3 war struck families, one German, one British, and one American. The “walk-through” takes seventy minutes to complete. Our cast and support crew numbers 250 individuals – all volunteers. Last year we held 8 performances and over 5,000 people came to see it.
The nerve center for this production is our GretchKen 8x10 sound booth. It gives our systems operators peace, quiet, and central air conditioning, which allows for clear focus on our operation. A single automation system [running all 14 scenes], and complete audio editing capability… all within our booth. A side feature of the booth is the large sound insulated window which allows us to give interested visitors an opportunity to watch our technical operation in action without disturbing the operators.
In the past six years we have not had a door squeak, a noisy lamp, or sign of deterioration of the acoustic foam. We were thrilled at the quality of the studio right off the truck – and we still are. Thanks for such a great product.
"We purchased these rugged custom sound enclosures to protect the operator's hearing from a 120dB alarm that is tested inside the enclosure and help reduce background noise in our factory. Gretchken designed these boxes to fit our safety and reliability needs and we have been very happy with them. That's why we ordered 7 of them!"
We took a few quick pictures of the booth - and I've included a fun little time-lapse video of it's construction.
The booth has been invaluable ot us in both our Radio and TV Production! Assembly was incredibly fast and easy, and the quality is fantastic. Thank you!
Steve Carl - Technology Manger
For Badlands Pawn Gold & Jewlery, LLC
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Dustin Ebaugh has been using his GretchKen 4'x6' Professional Double Deluxe Model Sound Booth for over 4 years now, and he was kind enough to send us a video testimonial, please check it out and see what a professional voice actor has to say about our booths.
Dustin Ebaugh is a very well know voice actor based in Las Vegas, Nevada, but body of work stretches the world. Dustin has an impressive portfolio of voice-over work that includes over 500 companies! Companies like Coca-Cola, M-TV, Tiffany & Company, American Red Cross, American Express, Kraft and the list goes on. Dustin's work includes radio, television commercials, voice mail prompts and hold messages, power point presentations, promo work, movie trailers and more. Dustin has a voice like no other, with a wide range talent in tone, cadence, feeling. To learn more about Dustin the voice actor, visit his website at: http://dustinebaugh.com and see how Dustin can make your business sound more professional, or bring your book to life, or make your product the must have of the century!
Thanks so much for the video testimonial Dustin!
This video was provided by Paul Christy, Voice-Over Artisit in Houston, TX area.br />
We really appreicate this video that Paul Christy Produced.
Enjoy this video of Paul's experience of assembling our
"When we purchased our 8' x 8' studio booth from GretchKen, we expected something great, and we got something amazing. This is by far the best investment I've made in my home (garage) recording studio since we built it. I was originally planning to use it for vocals, but we got the large one just in case, and it's a good thing we did. I record EVERYTHING inside the booth. Vocals, guitars, guitar amplifiers, drums, EVERYTHING. It's perfectly sized, perfectly deadened, and the input jacks have made for flawlessly efficient connections to my studio monitor controls as well as the in-booth headphones. Ultimately, we expected a 10/10, but we got 11/10. I can't recommend this company enough.
Thank you GretchKen. You've taken my home studio to the next level!"
- M. Barker, New Mexico
I have had a 6x8 standard sound isolation booth from GretchKen for over 5 years. I have used it regularly and found it to be well made, durable, very functional and perfect for my recording studio for voiceover, music and general audio production. A real value for the money!
Dave Taylor Productions
I've had my soundproof booth for two years now. So keep in mind that I'm writing this in a state that's not "emotional because of something new." I've had it for a while and used it a lot, so it has been put to the test. It WROKS EXCELLENT for my needs.
"GretchKen provided the best and most cost-effective solution for installing a sound-proof booth inside our laboratory space. We have since had to move it to a new location and the ease with which it could be deconstructed and then rebuilt was only matched by the valuable after-service care GretchKen provided during that time"
New York University
My Booth from GretchKen has been great from day one. Not only does it do what I need it to do sound wise, but even in the Standard Model I have, there's room for a small table which holds my monitor. I couldn't deliever the audio quality I require without this booth! GretchKen also gets an A+ for customer service.
Johnothan Hanst Voiceovers
7' x 7' GK Sound Booth purchased and assembled by first time buyers.
“We are very happy with the construction and the quality of materials. It's obvious you take pride in your work. Thank you very much. You might enjoy watching our "just for fun" time-laps video of the assembly.
Ken, Gretchen and Team,
I ordered a custom-sized "GK Professional Sound Isolation Booth" with the "Double Deluxe Upgrade" for in-home voice-over auditions. It's been one of the best purchases I've made in the past 10 years. Despite the small size I ordered, it never sounds like I'm recording in a tiny box thanks to the great materials it's constructed out of. I've seen my career take off now that I'm able to audition from home where I can take my time and really give my best performance. This booth rocks! Thanks, Gretch-Ken!
"I Love My Booth!!! You guys are the best!"
Scott Matthews Luth
"I record all my voice over work in my studio using the Stone Booth. It's a wonderful solution for someone who wants great sound and professional isolation without having to use a large booth. I prop it right on top of my desk in my office, and it works like a charm. I highly recommend it even for those who don't need to travel."
Thanks Steve! We
proudly offer your booth design for sale to others.
I absolutely love my sound
isolation booth and it's exactly what I planed for!
We do all the audio production for Universal Studios Hollywood right here on the lot,
and we depend heavily on our isolation booth from Gretch-Ken. It's comfortable,
well-made and quiet. We even record our phone messages in it.
If you call Universal Studios for park information, you are listening to a Gretch-Ken booth!
Hope that helps!
Technical Creative Manager
Universal Studios Hollywood
The booth is everything I had
hoped and has created a really sane space in the vortex of NY.
The sound booth with faraday
cage that I bought from you all last year is working great for me.
Stewart Shankman, PH. D.
Just had to let you know that the
AudioGirls couldn't be happier with our sound booth.
Lori Rae Martin and Sylvia
Attached are digital pictures of
the two isolation booths that we purchased in early July 2003. I
have no idea where to even begin telling you how pleased and happy
we are with these booths. To begin with, assembly was a dream; we
had both booths uncrated and set up within about 2 hours. The
following day the sprinkler company installed the required-by-code
flexible sprinkler drops into each of the booths, and thankfully no
increase in outside sound was noted. The following day we moved our
custom built mixing stations up to the booths, installed 13" LCD
screens (to view the karaoke lyrics) and studio condenser
microphones and headphones, and gave everything a test run. WOW! The
quality of the vocals inside the booths was (and is) Amazing! Our
customers, who range from first time amateurs to aspiring stars,
can't get over the great sounding CD's they get after a recording
Jennifer and Greg Travelstead
The Audio Video students here at
Alamogordo High School put in many hours in our new sound booth. Not
only did they assemble the entire booth on their own, but they have
recorded and mixed every AHS radio ad including PSA's inside the
booth. Thanks to members of our local media, our booth is equipped
with a mixing board, microphones, a computer with Adobe Audition
(audio editing software) and Frooty Loops (music maker software).
The sound booth allows me to teach in the classroom while work
continues in the booth - they can't hear me and I can't hear them.
The students have recorded PSA's on the importance of reading,
reporting date violence, drinking and driving, and others that have
been played on local radio stations. Recently, the AV students
completed a new DVD presentation for incoming Freshmen that
showcases various aspects of our high school.
A-V Comm Instructor
My space for my home studio
is quite limited and I needed an
We just received shipment of your standard model sound booth.
As a leading developer of educational web delivered content,
audio quality is very important.
The booth proved to be a perfect and economical solution to our problem.
Very impressive stuff!
I am very happy with the sound
booth. It's perfect. The whole process from researching
I just wanted to let the team
know that they did a great job on my booth!!
We Love the booth! The engineers
were so excited about how much easier
Thanks again for all your help.
Hi Gretchen - I wanted to let you
know that I received my isolation booth,
The booth is working wonderful
for me. I had several representatives
We needed a booth for hearing
Although voiceover's are my
livelihood, I never imagined putting one in my
I am very happy with the booth.
The service was great!
We couldn't be more pleased with the booth. We were amazed at how solid the booth is considering how easy it was to put together. Every piece fit flawlessly and it's been in use since the day we set it up.
I've got a full blown Pro Tools
system and lots of gear set up in my
Well....WE LOVE IT!
Here's the report:
The thing arrived in fine shape. due to the fact that even the BUMS in NYC
are unionized, we had to uncrate it IN the truck outside the loading dock of
our building! No matter, we got it all in, THEN the fun began!
Partially cause we're idiots, and partially cause we were putting this in a
VERY tight space, the construction was not so smooth, but it IS mostly
our fault. Anyway, after getting an ex-football playing intern from one
of our clients to come up and help the two aging rockers (me + my bro),
we got it done. I was very impressed by the ease that things had
connecting once we got those corner braces in the right position.
The best thing is that I'm very happy we went with you guys.
We'd seen both your competitor's booths in different NYC
situations and were a bit unimpressed as to the amount of leakage
we heard. While none of these style booths are completely silent,
yours by far is the quietest! We figure this is due to the superior DOOR!
First thing we did with it was to record the vocals for the theme
of the new animated series coming in April on Comedy Central called
"SHORTIES". We're also doing a LOT of acoustic guitar recording in there
with a two mic setup. Sounds great!
The 6'x4' booth is also big enough to keep a 'half-stack' amp setup
in there and STILL be able to sit a guy down to record acoustic guitar
or winds, etc...
We started out doing most of our music "in the box", using samplers
and PODS. Having this booth means no more compromises!
Now then....the ONLY teensy gripe we have, and it aint a big one nor
unexpected, is the noise level of the cooling fan. While not horrendous,
it is a loud enough low hum to be too loud for any quiet recording
situations (vocals, acoustic guitar). I've heard and read similar gripes
with every other standard fan setup in these style booths so I was
kinda prepared. Having said that, the fan REALLY does move some
air in there!
That out of the way, we really LOVE the booth and feel secure we
went with the best company to build it! AND WE CAN TAKE IT WITH US!
Roth Brothers Music Publishing, LLC
The custom sound isolation booth
works great. Everyone is very happy with the results.
Wayne T. Hoffman
The booth is just amazing! I know
that sounds cheesy but that's the way I feel.
The booth works GREAT! and was
easy to put together.
Thank you for all of your help
and yes the booth is working great!
I was very pleased with booth. It
boosted our sound quality 100%.
Mike Smith - CEO
Thank you so much for the booth
it is working great!
I received my booth and I am very
happy with it. If I need any more booths,
Just want to let you know that I
have been delighted with your excellent
The booth is great! we love it!
the sound booth increased availability with our
Kansas State University
Just a quick note to thank you
(and your crew) for the great booth.
The booth works Great! I am very
satisfied with the booth and the service!
I am very very happy with my 8' x
14' booth and with the service provided.
Our booth looks great, works well, and was easy to put together!
I love my booth, it is works great!
I loved the booth 4'x4' Premium
booth and it was very easy to put together.
I am very happy with the booth.
The service was great!
Amazingly convenient to have a
booth in my facility.
Having the booth makes the audio
crisper and cleaner than we
I'm 100% happy with the booth. It
is more than I expected!
I love my sound booth. I
find it to be one of the most important pieces of my home studio.
Yeah, I love it! Works Great. This thing is so quiet I take naps in it at lunch!!
*name of radio station bleeped out for privacy purposes*
The booth is working great. I purchased
the booth because I needed a way to ensure an
Sincerely in Christ,
It's my second home. I don't have to drive to it, pay tolls and find parking. But, it's HUGE and was affordable."
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