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Offline C.Cash

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Latch Lake 2200
« on: March 22, 2009, 03:24:32 pm »
  I have a bunch of mic stands, some old and some new. They all SUCK!
I have`tightened them so hard that most of them simply don't work properly any more.
Hang a mike, adjust it just right over the ride, go take a leak and when I come back the mic is sitting on the cymbal!!!!

 I first came across Latch Lake stands during one of my surfs at Sweetwater. They looked really nice but also expensive.

A couple weeks ago I set up my Rode classic as a mono overhead along with a PR-40 on the snare and an ASCM310 on the toms and ride. After tweaking for a while with the mic positions I got a great sound. The drummer showed up about an hour later and sure enough when we went in the room to start, the mic was sitting on the bass drum!!

 So I ordered 2 of the Latch Lake 2200's.
These things are massive. They are strong, solid,heavy, built really well and very functional. I used one this morning for the first time with the Rode Classic on bass cabinet and percussion. They were absolutely flawless! where I set them is where they stayed, wonderful. Another really cool thing is that even though they are massively strong and heavy, the actual footprint is a lot smaller than the regular tri-pod (garbage) mic stands, and in my limited space this makes sense.They are also on wheels so it simple to move around the room.

  I must say that the CS-1 really looks nice hanging off the end of it.
Now I too can hang my mics with confidence.

I likes them.


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Offline iCombs

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Re: Latch Lake 2200
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2009, 08:10:07 pm »
Next move for you will have to be some Xtra Booms...those are the handy-dandiest things...a couple of those go a LONG way around a drum kit, especially if you find you want to put a mic under a snare drum or your overhead stands are close enough that you can also mount your tom mics on the Xtra Booms and clamp those to the main stands.

Love Latch Lake stuff, mang.  I'm thinking that a 2200 is going to be something that I need to get into my studio soon...just had the mix stand that we use for our VO booth die an ugly cross-threaded death.
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Offline Kris

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Re: Latch Lake 2200
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2009, 08:08:06 am »
My clients and me all agree that the Latch Lake 2200 is the coolest thing in the studio.  It is hard to believe that a mic stand can have that honor... but it's true!

Offline compasspnt

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Re: Latch Lake 2200
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2009, 11:50:44 am »
Kris wrote on Mon, 23 March 2009 08:08

My clients and me all agree that the Latch Lake 2200 is the coolest thing in the studio.  It is hard to believe that a mic stand can have that honor... but it's true!



For the time being...

Offline maarvold

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Re: Latch Lake 2200
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2009, 01:53:02 am »
compasspnt wrote on Mon, 23 March 2009 08:50


For the time being...



Wait... what?
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Offline Kris

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Re: Latch Lake 2200
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2009, 08:03:46 am »
Probably referring to the missing something that you'd normally put on the end of a sweet mic stand like this and sing into... starts with a "Lucas"... ends with a "cs-1" Razz

Offline C.Cash

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Re: Latch Lake 2200
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2009, 09:15:46 am »
2 Latch Lake 2200's with 2 ACM 900's, we later switched to the 1200's.Both sound awesome.
No problems, my el cheapo stands could never do this;

http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/1429/latchlakestands.jpg
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Offline Silvertone

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Re: Latch Lake 2200
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2009, 10:25:59 am »
Now this is the real acid test...

My Latch Lake 2200's are the only thing that survived the studio fire... even the drum hardware burned up...

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Offline bobybayo

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Re: Latch Lake 2200
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2009, 08:20:58 pm »
Well, here is another satisfied customer.  Recently got my MicKing 2200 and 2 Extra booms.  Amazing construction and quality.  Plus, the Latch Lake sales/customer service team is great.  Thanks Sandy, Todd and of course Jeff for your personal touch.  I will get another 2200 when my 2 CS-1 mics arrive.
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Offline kats

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Re: Latch Lake 2200
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2009, 06:39:41 pm »
Man, I have a pair and I love them. I love using things that people actually thought hard about designing. It's refreshing.
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Offline leonardo valvassori

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Re: Latch Lake 2200
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2009, 07:39:28 pm »
compasspnt wrote on Mon, 23 March 2009 11:50

Kris wrote on Mon, 23 March 2009 08:08

My clients and me all agree that the Latch Lake 2200 is the coolest thing in the studio.  It is hard to believe that a mic stand can have that honor... but it's true!



For the time being...



Do I smell a mic pre?
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Offline compasspnt

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Re: Latch Lake 2200
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2009, 11:35:13 pm »
Leonardo Valvassori wrote on Tue, 22 September 2009 19:39

compasspnt wrote on Mon, 23 March 2009 11:50

Kris wrote on Mon, 23 March 2009 08:08

My clients and me all agree that the Latch Lake 2200 is the coolest thing in the studio.  It is hard to believe that a mic stand can have that honor... but it's true!



For the time being...



Do I smell a mic pre?



Sans "pre..."

Offline leonardo valvassori

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Re: Latch Lake 2200
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2009, 04:14:06 pm »
compasspnt wrote on Tue, 22 September 2009 23:35

Leonardo Valvassori wrote on Tue, 22 September 2009 19:39

compasspnt wrote on Mon, 23 March 2009 11:50

Kris wrote on Mon, 23 March 2009 08:08

My clients and me all agree that the Latch Lake 2200 is the coolest thing in the studio.  It is hard to believe that a mic stand can have that honor... but it's true!



For the time being...



Do I smell a mic pre?



Sans "pre..."



Sheesh, you are a teaser Terry...
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Offline Fibes

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Re: Latch Lake 2200
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2009, 03:22:08 pm »
I've had a 2200 for just over two weeks now and can't echo enough of the positive sentiments in this thread. This is is well built and the engineering behind it is amazing.

It's never been so easy to mount a mic on a big stand IMO.
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Offline pete andrews

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Re: Latch Lake 2200
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2009, 09:39:23 am »
cliff (and/or others) -

what's the smallest the boom will be if it's collapsed all the way in... (iow the length from first joint near the mic back to the counterweight)?

thanks!

pete