Hi there. I had exactly the same dilemma. I have a (very) bijou recording booth at home
and at every session I recorded, I had to wrestle with a mic floor stand in a very small
space. I eventually bought an angle poise stand from canford audio. They do a few types,
including normal and heavy duty (the latter supporting microphones of up to 1.2kg in
weight). I bought the heavy duty type, which supports my large diaghragm side address
tube mic, pop shield and shock mount with ease.
You can also tighten up the joints if
needed with a really easy hand tightener at the main elbow.
You can choose from a
range of mounts, and I eventually went for the wall mount, and positioned it slighlty
above me on the wall, so when I want it - Boing! - down it comes, and when I put it away
the whole thing folds neatly away against the wall above my head when I'm sitting.
Here's where I bought mine http://www.canford.co.uk/Products/53-007-ADJUSTABLE-MIC-ARM-Heavy-duty
they also do an internally wired one which is great for neatness but if you use a tube mic
you will have to run another cable anyway.
Great buy though, they are not especially
cheap but they are a great bit of kit.
All the best
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