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K&M 21090 vs 21021? (for singing and playing piano + studio work)?

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K&M 21090 vs 21021? (for singing and playing piano + studio work)?

Postby RenaissanceBrah » Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:30 pm

Looking for a mic stand I can:

Place next to my piano, and sing into while I'm playing piano

For singing while standing / sitting and playing guitar

For studio recording with a condenser mic, where the singer is standing.

I've heard really good things about K&M, so I narrowed it down to a 21090 (210/9)
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and a 21021.
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Just wanted to see if you guys had any insights or recommendations.
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Re: K&M 21090 vs 21021? (for singing and playing piano + studio work)?

Postby tomas » Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:59 am

You can’t go wrong with K&M. As you won’t be dragging these to and from gigs, and one day you may want to use a condenser mounted from the side of a singing piano player, I would go for the heavier 21021.
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Re: K&M 21090 vs 21021? (for singing and playing piano + studio work)?

Postby Sam Spoons » Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:01 am

I'd buy two, it's not like mic stands are that expensive. Even if you only have one mic it's much slicker to simply move the mic from one stand to the other than to readjust the stand when you change from piano to guitar (I'm assuming from the way you worded your post that you want it for both live and studio use).

In the studio you will inevitably want to record with more than one mic at some point so will usually need two stands to do that.

And yes K&M are decent kit, I have several stands, iPad holders and other stuff.
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Re: K&M 21090 vs 21021? (for singing and playing piano + studio work)?

Postby blinddrew » Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:58 am

I'd also buy a (or maybe two) counterweights. If you're going to be sticking a mic out over the piano keyboard it's going to be applying a lot of leverage. Lobbing a counterweight on the other end will reduce the amount of torque needed on the clamps.
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Re: K&M 21090 vs 21021? (for singing and playing piano + studio work)?

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:13 pm

Definitely +1 for the counterweight: 21105

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Re: K&M 21090 vs 21021? (for singing and playing piano + studio work)?

Postby RenaissanceBrah » Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:28 pm

Thanks guys, great feedback!

Going to get the 21021 and the counterweight as well. Cheers
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