VocalBooth Case Study: Michael Hylton-Smith (Cricklepit Media)
“We deliver music recording sessions as a 'therapeutic process', to develop service users confidence and creativity...The booth has meant that we can now record vocals and mic'd instruments cleanly."
1.What does your company or organization do?
Cricklepit Media is an emergent Social Enterprise, developed from work in the X-Centre. The X-Centre supports young homeless people and other minority and vulnerable groups through delivering training and guidance. Cricklepit make professional quality films which promote, celebrate, record or raise money for projects and agencies who support the community. Cricklepit also make commercial films, to raise money to support their community work.
2. Why did you need to purchase a Vocalbooth™?
We deliver music recording sessions as a 'therapeutic process', to develop service users confidence and creativity, and underpin essential skills such as literacy and numeracy. Singing is a primary form of self-expression, but being next to a road meant recordings were constantly spoiled by traffic noise. The booth has meant that we can now record vocals and mic'd instruments cleanly. Cricklepit has taken over the music tuition and aims to use the songs created on its films, as a platform for service users to get their music into the world. Cricklepit also write their own soundtracks, and use the booth for adding film narrations.
3. Have you been able to achieve what you set out to achieve since purchasing a Vocalbooth™?
4. How easy was the booth to install? If you didn't install it yourself how was Dolphin's Installation?
DIY. The booth was easy to install, especially as the instructions were both detailed and clear. There were three of us and I would recommend having at least three to help, simply due to the size and weight of the booth panels.
5. How often do you use the booth?
Appx 20hrs per week.
6. Would you recommend Vocalbooth™ to others?
7. How was Dolphin Music throughout the process of purchasing the booth(s)?
Dolphin communicated regularly and promptly throughout the transaction.