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ConorC39



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Large Mic Stands
      #1019541 - 21/11/12 01:31 AM
Hi,
I've just started working on some orchestral and choral recordings and am looking at getting some larger mic stands as even the tallest of the standard size ones I have don't seem to cut it. So far, however, the ones I have found have been upwards of £200 and I don't have the money as I would need at least 2. I was wondering if anyone has any cheaper alternatives or even some ideas for diy stands? Would lighting stands work with thread adapters or the like?
Thanks
Conor


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Re: Large Mic Stands new [Re: ConorC39]
      #1019582 - 21/11/12 10:45 AM
Tall film/video/photography studio-style lighting stands are often a cost effective solution. The Sontronics Matrix stand isn't very pretty, but is stable, has a long reach and is relatively affordable.

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Mike Stranks
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Re: Large Mic Stands new [Re: ConorC39]
      #1019595 - 21/11/12 12:12 PM
I use one of THESE for exactly what you're wanting to do.

A bit 'industrial' but well-made and has a good range of adjustment. The boom mechanism is very good and doesn't droop at all as long as correctly set.

Recommended.


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ConorC39



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Re: Large Mic Stands new [Re: Mike Stranks]
      #1019677 - 21/11/12 11:42 PM
I'll check both those out, thanks for your help.


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Re: Large Mic Stands new [Re: ConorC39]
      #1019680 - 21/11/12 11:53 PM
Ah, I've been looking to pick up another of the Superlux MS 200. I've had mine and also use it for choral recording and It's perfect!

I thought they had been discontinued though?

Dave


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Re: Large Mic Stands new [Re: Jonesd90]
      #1019701 - 22/11/12 09:01 AM
Quote Jonesd90:

Ah, I've been looking to pick up another of the Superlux MS 200. I've had mine and also use it for choral recording and It's perfect!

I thought they had been discontinued though?

Dave



Well, Thomann have them in stock for delivery...


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