R/E/P Community

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: pro microphone stands for drums (hints?)  (Read 9637 times)

nivv_k

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 27
pro microphone stands for drums (hints?)
« on: June 10, 2006, 08:28:23 am »

hi there
i'm always in trouble with my cheap microphone stands
they brake they slowly goes down while recording
they are difficult to place between all the legs of the drums
expecially near floor toms
i saw really nice mic stands for toms for ex at the shellac concert at bologna
but i'm sure you can suggest me some brands or place where to buy good ones and smart choices to do their work in drum recording
thx a lot
Logged
i love when something play damned good with a good idea behind

tom eaton

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3640
Re: pro microphone stands for drums (hints?)
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2006, 10:40:58 am »

Use the search function... this topic has been gone over and over.

My personal pref for tom stands are Atlas DMS10e stands with Atlas PB21Xe boom arms.  Built to last forever, easy to get into tight spaces, and stay put where you want them.

-tom

Bob DeMaa

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 20
Re: pro microphone stands for drums (hints?)
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2006, 01:31:28 pm »

Spotted this at Tape Op Con. Looked really cool to me.

http://www.latchlakemusic.com/
Logged

philipp

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 152
Re: pro microphone stands for drums (hints?)
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2006, 04:50:03 am »

thats the christmastree i've always been looking for Smile

the question is, how safe is the balance of this thing

iCombs

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 537
Re: pro microphone stands for drums (hints?)
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2006, 10:21:05 am »

I'd guess it's pretty solid.  I can also completely vouch for the X-Tra Boom.  I've got one and I used to have a Tube LDC on the end of it at full extension without so much as a hint of slipping.  Plus it's great to have your top and bottom snare mics on one stand.  Makes life that much easier.
Logged
Ian Combs
Producer/Engineer
Lightspeed Group, Inc.
----------------------
"Mista apareeatah... can I have maar beass at all frequencies?"

Jeff Roberts

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 352
Re: pro microphone stands for drums (hints?)
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2006, 01:57:41 pm »

philipp wrote on Sat, 01 July 2006 09:50



....the question is, how safe is the balance of this thing


The balance is pretty safe. It was designed for maximum stability in a small space. The patent pending base of the Latch Lake micKing stand weighs 29 pounds [13.2 kg], and over 90% of the weight is in the outer circumference where it is most effective (I learned that in Teeter Totter 101). The base of a Starbird stand is over 4 times bigger than a micKing base, but the micKing stand is more stable than a Starbird, unless the boom on the Starbird is directly over a leg.
Logged
Jeff Roberts
Latch Lake Music
LatchLake@aol.com

"When it all hits the fan, the only things left will be cockroaches and Latch Lake mic stands."
Reese Boisse

J.J. Blair

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 12809
Re: pro microphone stands for drums (hints?)
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2006, 03:16:15 pm »

I use the Latch Lake Xtra Booms on drums religiously.  I clip them directly to the cymbal stands to put my tom and snare mics on.  

If you have some stands where the booms are shot, use these on the vertical stand.  They are a thousand times better than the original AKG booms, where that clutch slips or gets stripped.
Logged
studio info

They say the heart of Rock & Roll is still beating, which is amazing if you consider all the blow it's done over the years.

"The Internet enables pompous blowhards to interact with other pompous blowhards in a big circle jerk of pomposity." - Bill Maher

"The negative aspects of this business, not only will continue to prevail, but will continue to accelerate in madness. Conditions aren't going to get better, because the economics of rock and roll are getting closer and closer to the economics of Big Business America." - Bill Graham

drumsound

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 638
Re: pro microphone stands for drums (hints?)
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2006, 12:00:26 am »

Don't forget to have planty of short stands around for snare, floor tom, and amps of all sorts.
Logged

AlexVI

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 176
  • Real Full Name: Alexander Van Ingen
Re: pro microphone stands for drums (hints?)
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2006, 09:59:41 am »

I find that in general the K&M 21021 stand is good. Slightly taller and longer than most "ordinary" stands, it is also heavier (5.7kg). I haven't had trouble with it slipping at fullextension even at some tricky angles - though I do tend to only use SDCs on the end of it. They feel much more solidly built and long-lasting than normal stands - would reccomend you have a few kocking about.

If you're in Italy, you may find that buying from Thomann in Germany is cheaper than your local reseller (certainly Thomann is cheaper, including the shipping, than buying in the UK!)  http://www.thomann.de

(also see http://www.k-m.de)


AVI

Logged

CWHumphrey

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 914
Re: pro microphone stands for drums (hints?)
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2006, 02:19:37 pm »

While I was on staff at The Record Plant, I was introduced to Starbird booms.  For overheads and strings they blew away the Atlas booms since they had a bigger base and a bigger counterweight.

With the help of Google, I just found out that Manley is now making them. EveAnna Manley has it going on!

Cheers,
Logged
Carter William Humphrey

"Indeed...oh three named one!" -Terry Manning
"Or you can just have Carter do the recording, because he's Humphrey."-J.J. Blair

CWHumphrey

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 914
Re: pro microphone stands for drums (hints?)
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2006, 02:23:07 pm »

Oh, but I'll say this:

The triangle base Atlas booms without the wheels are great and they still make them.  They're much, much better any of those stupid tripod stands that everyone seems to have.

Cheers,
Logged
Carter William Humphrey

"Indeed...oh three named one!" -Terry Manning
"Or you can just have Carter do the recording, because he's Humphrey."-J.J. Blair

Blas

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 468
Re: pro microphone stands for drums (hints?)
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2006, 05:43:37 pm »

We use the Atlas 36W (as CWH posted but with wheels) both in studio and out on location.  They won't slip if you snug the clutch right.  A little pricey, but all the upper end ones are!
Good luck,
Blas
Logged
Conjecture and theory are all well and good...but the proof comes out of the speakers - Fletcher
He who has said the pen is mightier than the sword, has never been in a pen & sword fight!- me

Coco

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 124
Re: pro microphone stands for drums (hints?)
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2006, 11:36:43 am »

bobdemaa wrote on Fri, 30 June 2006 18:31

Spotted this at Tape Op Con. Looked really cool to me.

http://www.latchlakemusic.com/


You can do chin-ups on latch lake stands.
Logged
Colin G.

Rob Darling

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 294
Re: pro microphone stands for drums (hints?)
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2006, 08:37:23 am »

The Latch Lake stands kill anything else, without question.

They never, ever slip.

They take no force to get to sit right.

There is never any sag between open and closed clutch positions.

They are infinitely flexible.  Articulation and angling of mics is never easier.

You can take a mic off the stand by turning the last articulation instead of turning the mic.  Easy mic switch without the danger of speed clips.

Very small footprint.

Huge extension.

Space under base to coil cable for neatness.

They rock.



Logged
____________________
rob darling
rob@robdarling.net
www.robdarling.net
Pages: [1]   Go Up