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Large Mic Stands

Postby ConorC39 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:31 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?
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Re: Large Mic Stands

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Wed Nov 21, 2012 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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Re: Large Mic Stands

Postby Mike Stranks » Wed Nov 21, 2012 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.

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Re: Large Mic Stands

Postby ConorC39 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:42 pm

I'll check both those out, thanks for your help.
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Re: Large Mic Stands

Postby Jonesd90 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 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?

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Re: Large Mic Stands

Postby Mike Stranks » Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:01 am

Jonesd90 wrote: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?

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