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brian maddox

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Re: Best Piano Mic Stand (for singer) Configuration
« Reply #20 on: August 02, 2022, 03:12:27 PM »

Everybody else covered things nicely, but I'm still going to weigh in.

Which side you put the stand on can depend on a few factors. If the piano is staged so that the lid opens downstage, the player/singer is probably situated more towards the bass side of the piano, but will be facing more towards the audience. This is better for camera angles and audience visibility as well. But Their upstage shoulder can hit the boom of the stand. Also, most player/singers will play much more towards the lower keys than the upper ones, routinely hitting the lowest octave but rarely adventuring into the upper two octaves. Unless the stand is placed more away from the keyboard down the upstage side of the piano there won't be enough clearance on their left side and that means a LONG boom and a heavily weighted base. In my experience you really need a counterweighted boom arm with an extension and a sandbag on the mic stand base to ensure a rock solid solution.

If you have to use a "normal" boom stand, you can sometimes get away with a position like in this picture. It's not ideal, but at least it reaches to the position where you need it.



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Re: Best Piano Mic Stand (for singer) Configuration
« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2022, 12:44:10 PM »

Forgive me, this is silly! Just buy a new decent boom stand - in Europe, K&M are the best, but there are tons of decent ones, some at really good prices. Sites like studiospares.co.uk (here) are full of normal, weird and wonderful stands - there's no shortage. Stands, screw on boom arms, clip on boom arms, goosenecks - so many to chose from. The only requirement is stability, easy of adjusting and a decent clamping action.
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Re: Best Piano Mic Stand (for singer) Configuration
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