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Computer/Digitally Controlled Mic Stands

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14 years 8 months
What Brands, models, Types are you using/aware of?

I thinking about designing something for myself, but I am curious what other people are into.

The obvious advantage of this is the engineer gets to stay in the control room to fine tune the mic placement...

I am Interested to hear your thoughts.

Recording without a mic stand

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5 years 6 months
Tomorrow, I'm recording someone playing acoustic guitar, and I may not have access to a mic stand. Can I just hold the mic? I know my hand will get tired, but it's a really simple part for a four minute song that I need to record. Btw I'm using a RØDE NT2-a tomorrow (not mine, I'm borrowing it).

Tama - Iron Works Studio, mic stands

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21 years 2 months
Shout out to Tama as they are supporting RO now. Looking through their hardware line-up called Iron Works, I see solid looking stands we might be interested in. I never seem to have enough stands, these look well made and well suited for tight spots.
If anyone gets a chance to use this stuff, please share your opinions. The tripod cast base straight stands caught my eye.
@dvdhawk have you used any of their stands?


Mic Standards?

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19 years 5 months
on a budget! what would be the short and long list of must have mics you would choose for a studio? short list would be for a small one man operation recording one or two tracks at a time and no live drums and the long list would be for any studio recording bands live and small ensembles.

i will start.
short list; 414, a pair of pencil condensers (of your choice), sm7, pair of 57's.

Struggling to find correct ipad holder for mic stand

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9 years 5 months
Hi All

I'm trying to get away from the old fashioned lyric sheet stand. .yes I know I shouldn't need one!

Anyway I use a straight mic (no boom) and all I can find are ipad mounts that are held to the side or between me and the mic stand which is too uncomfortable. I can't seem to find one that sits out front in a similar position to where a lyric stand would be. I'd prefer it if the mic stand was in between me and the ipad if that makes sense.

Any suggestions?


Mic Stands and Booms

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13 years 3 months
Little by little, I'm discarding some of my more budget brands of mic stands and replacing them.

I own one Hercules stand (tall boom), and two Atlas booms.
The eazy adjustment of the Hercules is nice, as is the Atlas counterweight for my 414s, Bluebird, and other heavy/oversized mics.

While I like these features, equally important to me is the durability of the threading (really any moving part) of stands, and especially booms. This is where others have failed.

Desktop mic stand w/ good weight holding and long boom

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21 years 2 months
So one thing that I'd like to be able to do is have a mic stand on my desktop whose base is a few feet away from my sitting position with a boom that extends all the way toward me for singing and maybe another one for a stereo mic stand. This would be convenient for practicing and reviewing practice, or maybe for making youtube videos or something.