What do you call the thing that holds the microphone?

What do you call the thing that holds the microphone?

A microphone stand is a free-standing mount for a microphone. It allows the microphone to be positioned in the studio, on stage or on location without requiring a person to hold it. The most basic microphone stand is a straight stand.

Can boom arms rotate?

Professional Studio Boom Arm The PSA1 offers a horizontal reach of 820mm, a vertical reach of 840mm and full 360 degree rotation. Designed for the RØDE Procaster and Podcaster, the PSA1 supports most microphones weighing between 700g (1.5lb) and 1.1kg (2.4lb) when combined with shock mount.

How do I tighten my arm mic?

Locate the screw on the microphone clip between the microphone clip and the stand threads. Secure one side of the screw using a screwdriver. Gently tighten the other side of the screw to set the microphone angle.

Why is it called boom arm?

Senior Member. It means a rod (or something similar) attached to the vertical stand and projecting sideways. In the example of sound equipment it often projects sideways and upwards at an angle. The word may have come from sailing ships where the boom is a piece of wood projecting sideways from the mast.

How do I fix my mic mic stand?

  1. Make sure your microphone is properly connected.
  2. Make sure the microphone or headset isn’t muted.
  3. Check the microphone’s volume on your computer.
  4. Check the app or software you’re using.
  5. Make sure your computer is using the right microphone.
  6. If nothing else has worked, reboot your computer.

Do you need a shock mount with a boom arm?

The first reason you need a microphone shock mount is a very simple one. It allows you to mount your microphone onto a mic stand or a boom arm. A microphone shock mount helps to avoid ruining a good recording. Any contact with the microphone creates a low-frequency rumble, also called structure-borne noise.

What is the best studio microphone boom arm?

The Rode PSA1 Swivel Mount Studio Microphone Boom Arm is a way to professionally mount your microphone to a studio desk. The PSA1 is able to rotate a full 360 degrees and reaches 32-33 inches from its base.

How good is the swivel and adjustment on the mic?

The mic requires a little weight in order for the spring, which allows for swivel and adjustment, to work properly. Speaking of which, the swivel and adjustment is phenomenal. It can adjust in any way, shape or form, and the arm is quite long and can reach a decent distance.

What desk mounting options are included with the rode psa1?

Two desk mounting options are included with the Rode PSA1, a 2-axis swivel mount to give you more accurate positioning, and a 3/8-inch threaded mic clip is also included. The PSA1 studio microphone boom arm will work with most microphones on the market and is able to hold up to 4.4 lbs.

What is a psa1 boom arm?

Professional Studio Arm The PSA1 is a professional studio boom arm that allows easy and precise placement of a microphone. It features an innovative parallelogram design that keeps the mic direction constant as the height is adjusted, as well as internal springs for quiet operation.