Gooseneck microphones

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by AUD10, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. AUD10

    AUD10 Active Member

    Mar 20, 2005

    Does anyone have experience using long gooseneck microphones that sit on a moveable base?

    I was considering one of the following:

    Shure MX412
    AKG CGN 521
    Sennheiser MZH 3072

    I am assuming all of the above are optimised to reduce pick-up due to vibrations etc.?
  2. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

    Sep 26, 2005
    A lot of us just screw goose necks onto our existing microphone stands and then whatever microphone or want to screw on to that. Sometimes, we have one of those thingies coming right out of our producers desk. This is nothing that we use for actual music recording. Even though you could. We use drum claws which can be used on other instruments as well. What do you want a goose neck for? Spoken word at a podium? For ease of positioning? Try a boom on a microphone stand. Goose necks all make noise when you are moving them with the microphone on. There is no reason to do that. If there is a reason to do that, chances are, nobody is playing or singing anything and if they are, they're stupid.

    I like fried goose livers. Delicious with a little gravy & onions.
    Mx. Remy Ann David
  3. AUD10

    AUD10 Active Member

    Mar 20, 2005

    Just to clarify, the microphone will be used to capture speech. Similar to what you see used at conferences on TV/news. They are quite inconsipicuous so that they do not block too much of the face when filming. The microphone base will sit on a podium.

    I have seen gooseneck microphones attached on the end of boom microphone stands.

    Just wondered if anyone had any experience of using any of the models listed and which is the least susceptible to vibration pick-up.

    Here is an example of the Shure MX412D/C on a base:
  4. audiokid

    audiokid Chris Staff

    Mar 20, 2000
    BC, Canada
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    I have a variety of Audix Micro's The Micros - Miniature Microphones - Audix and they work great.
  5. AUD10

    AUD10 Active Member

    Mar 20, 2005

    audiokid, thanks for that pointer on the Audix microphones. They seem ideal with protection from RF and spurious emissions too.

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