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Re: Must have microphones?

Postby Wonks » Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:17 pm

I do have 4 Invision mounts.
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Re: Must have microphones?

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:20 pm

:thumbup: :clap: :D
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Re: Must have microphones?

Postby John Willett » Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:00 pm

Wonks wrote:I do have 4 Invision mounts.

Only 4 ? ;)
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Re: Must have microphones?

Postby Sam Inglis » Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:26 pm

I like the InVision mounts, but the best one I have is one that came with an obscure Pearl stereo mic. The part that attaches to the stand has a ball-and-socket mount that lets you instantly point the mic in almost any direction and lock it securely in that position. I don't think I've ever seen another one quite like it.
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Re: Must have microphones?

Postby Humble Bee » Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:58 pm

K&M (who else?) makes an accessory that does just that. It goes between a normal mic clip and the stand and has a lockable ball joint. :thumbup:

K&M 19695-300

Doesn't save you from a crap mic clip tho...
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Re: Must have microphones?

Postby Sam Inglis » Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:13 pm

Of course they would! Neat. Does it rotate in any direction or just up and down within the slot?
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Re: Must have microphones?

Postby Humble Bee » Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:03 pm

They are a bit limited to the slot direction but they add a good bit of flexibility to the setup... the ball part spins freely tho. I think it was €15 and well worth the money.
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Re: Must have microphones?

Postby Bob Bickerton » Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:24 am

And if you’re looking for excellent mic stands and accessories, it’s hard to beat Triad Orbit http://www.triad-orbit.com - absolutely astounding quality and a price to go with it.

I took the plunge and have been well pleased, but I’m poorer for it!

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Re: Must have microphones?

Postby The Elf » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:24 am

Hugh Robjohns wrote:... the MD421 is a great mic ruined by a stupid clamp that annoys and frustrates me every time I use it! :-)
+99!
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Re: Must have microphones?

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:36 am

Yay! Nice to know I'm not alone... and welcome back! Been busy organising Synth tables? :-)
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Re: Must have microphones?

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:37 am

Bob Bickerton wrote:And if you’re looking for excellent mic stands and accessories, it’s hard to beat Triad Orbit

Absolutely -- properly engineered to do exactly what they're supposed to and last a lifetime. I am really, really impressed with them.... but they do cost as much as something that's very expensive... :D

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Re: Must have microphones?

Postby The Elf » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:47 am

Hugh Robjohns wrote:Yay! Nice to know I'm not alone... and welcome back! Been busy organising Synth tables? :-)
Been away teaching our ex-colonial friends what prog rock is really about (and how to pronounce 'aluminium'!) :lol:

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Re: Must have microphones?

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:55 am

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Re: Must have microphones?

Postby cloverfield » Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:56 am

any microphone u guys will recommend that can use for not just my saxophone but for my singing too? (when i am not playing saxo)

i have a few brands but i am not sure what is the best.
preferably on amazon? lol but pls let me know if there are decent website selling good stuff
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Re: Must have microphones?

Postby ore_terra » Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:19 pm

SM57, MD421... the bigger problem is gonna be to crouch every time you want to sing to the sax mic on stage :lol:
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Re: Must have microphones?

Postby The Elf » Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:09 pm

cloverfield wrote:any microphone u guys will recommend that can use for not just my saxophone but for my singing too? (when i am not playing saxo)

i have a few brands but i am not sure what is the best.
preferably on amazon? lol but pls let me know if there are decent website selling good stuff
There's really no 'best'. Any mic on the day will give a subjectively 'better' result than any other. I've recorded vocals and saxes with just about every mic I own at one time or another. What's your budget?
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Re: Must have microphones?

Postby John Willett » Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:01 pm

cloverfield wrote:any microphone u guys will recommend that can use for not just my saxophone but for my singing too? (when i am not playing saxo)

MD 421 :thumbup:

Perfect for Sax and also great vor vocals (it was the No.1 choice, I think, before the SM58 came along).
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Re: Must have microphones?

Postby Humble Bee » Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:02 pm

Hallo oder was!
It seems that Microtech Gefell have some kind of museum going and since I'm passing reasonably klose in a couple of weeks I will look into it.
Have anybody been?
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Re: Must have microphones?

Postby John Willett » Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:55 am

Humble Bee wrote:It seems that Microtech Gefell have some kind of museum going and since I'm passing reasonably klose in a couple of weeks I will look into it.
Have anybody been?

Yes, several times - it's very interesting and goes back to the Neumann year dot (1928).

But it's best to give them a ring first to let them know when you wanty to come - main number is:- 00-49-36649-88226.
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Re: Must have microphones?

Postby Humble Bee » Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:41 pm

Thanks John. I definitely will give them a ring.
Great!
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