PIB (Portable Isolation Booth)


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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.

Two PIB Portable Isolation Booths for recording vocals
Two PIB Portable Isolation Booths for recording vocals


Most portable sound booths / shields provide some sound isolation but lack 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.


The size of the PIB (Portable Isolation Booth) makes it more effective than other portable vocal shields 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.

PIB Portable Isolation Booth vocal shield


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.

Click here for a video illustrating the effectiveness of the PIB as a vocal booth.


The PIB (Portable Isolation Booth) is hinged and collapsible making it a combination portable standalone isolation booth and a compact isolation shield.

  • Unfolded it acts as a vocal booth; and unlike a mic shield, the PIB expands to 6’6″ tall x 3’7″ wide
  • Collapsed it can be used as an isolation screen around acoustic guitars

The PIB is versatile, adjustable and suitable in any environment; whether it’s a bedroom studio or a professional recording facility.

PIB (Portable Isolation Booth) Features:

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.

RoseyMusic logoGIK 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.

The PIB (Portable Isolation Booth) is available in our 9 standard, quality GIK Acoustics fabric options at no additional charge. Upgrade the finish to Guilford of Maine fabric choices for an additional $55.00 per PIB.


You may select any of the following 9 stocked Guilford of Maine colors right off the web site for an additional $55 per panel or contact us for a quote on any of the other Guilford of Maine FR701, Anchorage or other fabrics.


Standard 9 GOM FR701

See all Guilford of Maine FR701 colors here.   Order a color swatch book with fabric samples for $15.00

Veteran Recording engineer Barry Rudolph's New Toys write up in Music Connection magazine. Click here for the article.

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