Positioning a large diaphragm condenser

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by Trick, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. Trick

    Trick Guest

    Hi, I am working with a Rode NT1 with the SM1 shockmount. I am having trouble angling the mic into the proper position using a boom stand. I don't have the option of setting up the mic close to the performer, so I have the boom extended. I am wondering if anyone has any suggestions. The SM1 only pivots just a little bit and that's what is making it so difficult to work with.

    For now, I telescoped the stand all the way up and then angled the boom down to the performer and attached the shock mount upside down.

    Anyone have this problem?

  2. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2005
    It might help if you told us why you can't get "close to the performer"...
    Being coy is not a good thing here...especially for your first post.
  3. Trick

    Trick Guest

    I apologize...I meant I am unable to position the base of the mic stand close to the performer. It is a small booth and there is a table right in front of him.
  4. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    Mar 8, 2004
    Tacoma, WA
    Still more info needed...
    What kind of instrument (or vocal), for live session or recording, etc.

    The SM1 will rotate greater than 90 degrees, I'm not sure what the issue is, but try working the SM1 in a couple different ways.

    Cheers! (Welcome to RO)


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