First, make sure that you have all the pieces and that nothing is damaged. The pieces included are:
Once you are sure that you have everything, you are ready to put them together! This process should be easy, but do keep in mind the foam panels are fragile--so DO NOT bend or use too much force when handling them.
Step 1: Unfold the box (the panel with the handled attached is the Top) and place the Insert piece in back to keep the box standing and in shape.
Step 2: Place 1 of the loose pieces of acoustic foam on the bottom of the box.
Step 3: Slide the Side Panels into place. Now, gently slide the Top panel into place. It's a tight fit, so remember not to use too much force or you risk tearing the foam off the panel.
Step 4: Place the remaining piece of loose acoustic foam in the back of the box, making sure that the sides curve towards the opening. Curving this final piece of foam as you place it will help prevent sound waves from getting trapped in the corners of the box and echoing.
Step 5: Place the floating panel in the center of the box, the ridges on the bottom of the panel interlock with the ridges on the bottom of the box to help hold it in place.
Step 6: Attach the stand to the microphone and place it on the floating panel in the box. Make sure that the side of the microphone with the volume knob is facing the opening of the box.
Step 7: Place the box on a sturdy level surface that is high enough for the microphone to be about level with your mouth. If you are recording from a desk, the desk's height is likely fine!
Step 8: Plug the microphone into your computer or mixer's USB slot and you are set to begin! If you are recording a single source, the sound should be directed right into the microphone to produce the best results. If you are recording multiple sources, conducting an interview for example, place the box between the the interviewer & interviewee, have both speak towards the open face of the box--the microphone will pick up sound in a range spreading out from the center, so they do not need to speak directly into the center of the microphone to be heard.