A BETTER Booth? Can it Be?

by | Aug 29, 2012 | Equipment | 10 comments

You wouldn’t believe the shameless way I’ve prostrated myself to request prizes from people and organizations all over the VO map for VOAToday.

Luckily, I didn’t have to beg too hard, ’cause at every turn, I’ve gotten nothing but cooperation and generous donations for prizes that go above and beyond.

James Alburger and Penny Abshire of the VOICE2012 and VoiceActing Academy fame are not only offering a performance coaching session, a consultation on home studio, or help with marketing that can be done in person at our studio or over the telephone…but they’re also premiering their new business logo during the September VOAT event.

The newest participant helping with a crazy-good prize package is Harlan Hogan’s VoiceOver Essentials.  As you know Harlan has provisioned many a voice-actor’s home studio with his 1-A Signature Series microphone (available on the site), but his development of the Porta-Booth Pro and Porta-Booth Plus has been THE answer for mobile recording.  But (lucky us) just as we’re about to launch VOAToday for 2012…Harlan is launching his new 3rd-generation Porta-Booth Pro…hot off the production line!

Harlan is obviously proud of this baby, and sent along the following features list:

  • Only 7 pounds / rugged 600 denier fabric – New!
  • 120% larger than the Porta-Booth Plus ®
  • Unique sonic stage “Auditorium” design
  • Includes heavy-duty travel bag with zippered exterior storage pocket
  • Auralex Studiofoam® covers all interior surfaces – New!
  • Two way zippered bottom and rear slots for shot-gun mics, cables & boom arms
  • Anti-sway strap & Booth Lifter for boom arm mounting – New!
  • Pre-slit bottom foam provides a solid base for desktop mic stands
  • Articulated Script-Clip LED light with 2 mounting pouches
  • Four diagonal corner straps add rigidity
  • Assembles in seconds – Just close two zippers
  • Fleece audio hood for extra noisy environments
  • Air travels as checked or carry-on luggage
  • Assembled: 20″ High x 21″Wide x 16″ Deep
  • Folded: 21″ High x 21″ Wide by 7″ Deep

One of these 3rd-generation Porta-Booth Pros is on our prize list, and will go to a lucky winner, just for participating in our Q & A format each week.  (winners chosen at random, be sure to include your email for awarding of prizes)

Beyond that, Harlan is also including a patented ABS – Adjustable Boom Stop. As you know today’s boom arm stands use a ten cent washer to keep the boom from falling, inevitably they fail and many a mic is ruined – this little invention is cheap protection for your mic and also allows your favorite height and angle to be marked for an instant re-set.

All that, and you won’t believe the prizes that the guys from EWABS are showering on this event.  More about that in the days ahead.

You’ll want to check it out beginning labor Day, Sept. 3rd at VOAToday.com.  Your comment automatically enters you into the drawing for prizes.





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  1. Scott F. Feighner

    I like that it’s larger. With this design, I think one could use it in the home made booth in the closet, as well as take it on the road. I’ll definately look into a purchase of this updated unit.

    • CourVO

      This thing is on MY wish-list for sure, Scott.

      Thanks for stopping by to comment!

      Dave C

  2. Rpy Bunales

    Looks like Christmas in August. Thanks for sharing this with this gadget geek! I had the Portabooth on my wish list. Now I want the new stuff.

    • CourVO


      This looks like the real-deal. I think Harlan has a winner here, ’cause he did his homework!
      Great to see you visit here!

      Dave Courvoisier

  3. Miss Bee

    I’m glad to know about the Adjustable Boom Stop. I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who curses the OEM flimsy screw.

    • CourVO

      Miss Bee,

      Me too! That Harlan thinks of everything. Neat gizmo!

      Thanks for commenting.

      Dave C

  4. Heather Capri

    Wow, I’m loving all of the feature upgrades! I’ve had my eye on these since the first gen Portabooth, and I was just thinking this weekend how handy it would be to have one. Now I’m drooling over the new one!

    • CourVO


      It’s the real deal. We’re awarding the 3rd-gen Porta-Booth Pro in the 4th week of our VOAToday.com monthly event.

      Thanks for commenting!

      Dave C

  5. Sean O. Shea

    I’ve had my eye on the Porta Booth Pro. Now he’s got the 3rd generation? Glad I waited. The ABS is such a great ide, too. Harlan rules!!!

    • CourVO


      It looks like the genuine article, and the price is fair, I think. Let us know how you like it once you’ve tried it out.

      Thanks for commenting.

      Dave Courvoisier


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