PIB (Portable Isolation Booth)
The PIB semi-reflective plate is available in blonde wood veneer, black veneer, white veneer, Gray Elm veneer, or Mahogany veneer
Need help? Fill out our form and get free acoustic advice.
All rooms can have a negative influence on the direct sound by “coloring” the sound source that is being recorded. The GIK Acoustics PIB (Portable Isolation Booth) effectively isolates a vocalist or sound source from a room which significantly improves the recording quality.
SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE OVER COMPETING PRODUCTS
Typically, a portable booth or sound isolation booth provides some sound isolation but lacks quality performance. Small vocal shields using thin foam will only absorb high frequency content, leaving the low frequency content untouched. This results in a perceivably “boomy” and “muddy” sound, which degrades the clarity of the sound source. The PIB is made of 2″ thick rigid fiberglass which effectively absorbs down to 150Hz, yielding improved clarity.
SIZE DOES MATTER
The size of the PIB (Portable Isolation Booth) makes it more effective than other portable vocal booths (sometimes called an iso booth) because the large surface absorbs more room reflections. The large size also means the PIB surrounds the mic making it more natural for a singer as opposed to singing into a U shaped piece of foam.
STYLE AND SUBSTANCE
The most unique feature of the PIB (Portable Isolation Booth) is one side has a thin, rigid plate with stylish cutouts which provides absorption while being semi-reflective. The rigid plate is ideal when recording and tracking as it will reflect high frequency content across the room, in turn improving the sonic image of your tracking or listening environment.
The PIB (Portable Isolation Booth) is hinged and collapsible making it a combination portable standalone isolation booth and a compact portable sound booth.
- Unfolded it acts as a vocal isolation booth; and unlike a mic shield, the PIB expands to 6’6″ tall x 3’7″ wide
- Collapsed it can be used as a portable sound booth for recording acoustic instruments such as guitars
The PIB is a versatile, adjustable and suitable acoustic booth in any environment; whether it’s a bedroom studio or a professional recording facility.
Plate available in 5 attractive finishes:
PIB (Portable Isolation Booth) Features:
- Compact, durable, freestanding, easily stored
- Standard size unfolded: 43″ wide (each panel is 21.5″) x 78″ tall
- Standard size collapsed: 43″ wide (each panel is 21.5″) x 45″ tall
- Weight: 30 pounds
- PIB is available in our 9 standard, quality GIK Acoustics fabric options
- Additional Guilford of Maine fabric choices available
- Class A fire rated – Click HERE for Fire Rating test results
- employs ECOSE® technology absorption material and is manufactured with LEED certified Columbia Forest Products (made in the USA) formaldehyde-free technology
Marc Mozart “Unpacking the PIB” Video
We love this video from our friend Marc Mozart as it demonstrates how easy the PIB (Portable Isolation Booth) is to use.
PIB (Portable Isolation Booth) Product Video
This video demonstrates the effectiveness of the PIB for recording vocals.
GIK Acoustics would like to thank singer/songwriter/producer/engineer, Nancy Kaye Hill (a.k.a. Rosey), for her cooperation in making this video. For more on Rosey and her many talents, please visit her website: http://www.roseymusic.com/
Video was recorded in the GIK Acoustics testing room using an AKG C 414 B-ULS microphone set in omni position.
FINISHES AND FABRICS
Semi-reflective plates available in blonde wood veneer, black veneer, white veneer, Gray Elm veneer, or Mahogany veneer
All panels are available in our 9 standard, quality GIK Acoustics fabric options at no additional charge.
9 STANDARD GIK ACOUSTICS FABRICS
You may select any of the following 9 stocked Guilford of Maine colors right off the web site.
9 STOCKED GUILFORD OF MAINE COLORS
Upgrade the finish of your panels to Guilford of Maine FR701 or Anchorange fabrics for a nominal charge per panel.
|Panel Size||Additional charge per panel|
|Impression Series or Alpha Series square panel (24” x 24”)||$15.00|
|Impression Series or Alpha Series narrow panel (12” x 48”)||$15.00|
|Impression Series or Alpha Series rectangle panel (24” x 48”)||$25.00|
|Corner CT Alpha Bass Trap||$20.00|
|PIB (Portable Isolation Booth)||$55.00|
See all Guilford of Maine FR701 colors here.
Contact us for a quote on any other FR701, Anchorage, or other GOM fabrics.
The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office issued utility patent US 9,091,060 for GIK’s unique, proprietary design of its acoustic absorbers. The patent covers the design and construction of GIK Acoustics’ 242 Acoustic Panels, 244 Bass Traps with FlexRange Technology, and Monster Bass Traps with FlexRange Technology.
In addition to our patent, we separate ourselves from other acoustic treatment manufacturers in 6 primary areas.
QUALITY MATERIALS MEAN QUALITY PRODUCTS:
GIK Acoustics products are beyond simple do-it-yourself panels that are found on the market today. We start with only the highest-quality materials that will not sag or leak over time, then we build every panel by hand employing a unique two-frame system.
Unlike other companies who use inexpensive materials, GIK Acoustics panels are crafted with quality insulation material, fabrics and hardwood plywoods. We start with absorptive insulation material that is intended for room acoustics – not cheap mineral wool whose main purpose is to insulate a ship’s engine room.
We then use carefully selected hardwood plywoods – not cheap imports – to construct our frames. The difference and chief advantage is dimensional stability. Crossbanded layers and balanced construction mean that hardwood plywood won’t shrink, swell or warp as much as lumber. To finish our panels we offer an array of fine fabrics – from our standard 9 options to the full line of Guilford of Maine panel fabrics.
GIK Acoustics products are not only Greensafe, but they carry a Class A fire rating which means we continue to provide our clients with the safest most effective products available. The Class A fire rating means that GIK Acoustics treatments have received the highest rating possible under the ASTM E84, a test used by code officials and regulatory agencies in the acceptance of interior finish materials.
Our team of professional builders handcraft each acoustic panel, bass trap and diffusor to exacting standards ensuring the most attractive, effective and dependable products. The difference is our customers are secure in knowing they receive the very best made-to-order acoustic treatments available.
Dollar for dollar, GIK Acoustics’ products absorb more sabins (sound) than any other product on the market. We provide our customers the most cost effective solution to make every space sound it’s best.
GIK Acoustics Panels are tested and certified by the Riverbank Acoustical Laboratories (RAL) to provide the most accurate information on the results you can expect when you purchase our products.
Our exceptional cost-to-benefit ratio means our customers do not over-buy or over-treat a room to get results.
HELPFUL SUPPORT STAFF:
Customer satisfaction is our number one priority at GIK Acoustics.
We start by helping customers determine the best products to treat their space with our free, expert Acoustic Advice. Our well-respected design team has years of experience and are available to provide assistance not only with product selection but product placement within your room.
In addition to providing knowledgeable recommendations, GIK Acoustics maintains contact throughout the order process. Our trained Customer Service team ensures quality, timely delivery and reliability. And our staff is available to help with special needs or custom orders.
The GIK Acoustics difference is we assist with everything from product inquiries to custom orders to delivery notifications to satisfaction follow ups. We guarantee it.
When it comes to improving the sound quality in a room, many find the science to be overwhelming and the task of DIY’ing acoustic treatments to be daunting. Our solutions are based on the science of acoustics and one of the key dynamics to our success lies in demystifying sound dynamics and room acoustics. We are firm believers in education and our website is full of Educational Articles and Videos. It’s long been our goal to help customers truly understand how sound behaves in a space and the importance and benefits of proper room treatment.
With our blog Acoustics & Audiogeekery, GIK Acoustics aims to explain what you’re hearing and how to improve your audio. Our blog is a resource and a repository of discussions and techniques in the quest to make better audio. Audio is interesting – whether you’re making music, mixing, or simply listening & enjoying – and manipulating technology to solve problems to improve audio is the essence of “audiogeekery.”
Over the past 10 years, GIK Acoustics has pioneered a number of acoustic treatments that you can’t find anywhere else. From the Tri-Trap Corner Bass Trap© to our Soffit Bass Trap© to the built in Scatter Plate, GIK continues to innovate. After a year of research & development, in 2013 we introduced FlexRange Technology – our unique, proprietary system for providing the best in bass trapping and low end absorption.
In 2015 we launched the Alpha Series, a line of acoustic panels and bass traps with a wood face which has a mathematical sequence of slots for one-dimensional scattering / diffusion. The Alpha Series literally changes the face of acoustic panels and bass traps by beautifully combining absorption with diffusion and enhancing any room both aesthetically and acoustically with superior quality, high-performing, and stylish room treatments.
GIK Acoustics is also proud to have launched creative, unique products such as: the multifunctional PIB (Portable Isolation Booth), the decorative and effective Impression Series, and the striking, precise Gotham N23 5″ Quadratic Skyline Diffusor.
We are constantly innovating, so look for more solutions and creative treatments from GIK Acoustics.
It’s our commitment to use environmentally safe materials for all our products. We use ECOSE absorption material, eco-friendly wood and we offer customers recycled fabric options as well. Greensafe means GIK Acoustics products are friendlier on air quality, the environment, and your budget.