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How to Safely Put a Microphone on a Stand

This post is a video on how to safely mount a mic on a stand.

The initial impulse of most people is to rotate the mic to screw it on the stand. This isn’t the best way to do it because a) your cable will get wrapped around the stand and b) it increases the chances you’ll drop the mic. Instead, loosen the arm portion of the stand and place the thread into the mic, rotating the arm until it’s secure. Then tighten the arm once again. See this video (my apologies for the background noise)…

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How to Safely Put a Microphone on a Stand

  1. rob says:

    One of my first days as an assistant I dropped an 87 on a wooden floor. While the producer and engineer were standing there watching me. One of the most horrifying days of my early career.

    Nice post!

  2. Dan Connor says:

    Rob – one of MY first days as an assistant I dropped an RE20 on the floor. Not quite as bad as an 87, but that was the day I was taught this. *laughs*

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