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can't find my shockmount!!!

Discussion in 'Recording' started by multoc, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. multoc

    multoc Active Member

    can i have yours?=)
  2. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Well-Known Member

    no...but here's a solution...

    Go to Kmart and buy one of those kiddie pools. and a small inflatable something. If you can't find a small inflatable something, you can cut up a bunch of them floaty syrofoam noodle thingies and tie them together like a raft.

    Take a roll of duct tape and sit it out in the sun for about 4 hours so it heats up really well and gets good and gooey. Take your microphone and attach it to the microphone stand using the extra-stickified duct tape. Fill the kiddie pool with water and put the microphone stand on the inflatable something (or noodle raft) and put that into the kiddie pool.

    This way the whole mic rig is isolated instead of just the mic.
  3. multoc

    multoc Active Member

    HA! NICe;) im thinking ill just be forced to duct tape this el cheapo to the stand, oh well
  4. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    How about assembling some magnets above and below the mic. It should hold the mic in place.

    No guarantees about the sound quality though. :)
  5. multoc

    multoc Active Member

    ha, right! i still can't find that bastard.....u should see my microphone duct taped to the stand, it's pathetic
  6. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    Surely, it can't be any worse than what we had.

    A mic clip taped to the stand (non-standard size) and the mic rammed into the clip.
    Or at our annual panto, attached to an XLR and "flown" (hovered) with nothing but that cable for a week.

    Stand and hold it?
  7. multoc

    multoc Active Member

    haha it was a LD condenser mic as an over head!
  8. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    Live: Get a roadie to do it and tell him it'll help pull some chicks.

    Studio: Erm....get the intern to do it?
  9. multoc

    multoc Active Member

    still can't find it! lol
  10. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    How much do these things run you for each?
  11. multoc

    multoc Active Member

    $40!!!! thats why im so mad i cant find it
  12. Kapt.Krunch

    Kapt.Krunch Well-Known Member

    For shock resistance (with the elastic and soft cotton) an old athletic supporter should cradle it nicely hanging from a mic stand....just don't ask me to sing into it! :p (Set that up for the next lead singer that's a jerk!)


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