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Mounting vocal mic when playing acoustic piano? #2968286
01/11/19 03:51 AM
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What do you guys use to mount your mic when playing and singing at a acoustic piano?

Do you just use a regular keyboard stand but come in from the side?

Thanks John.


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Re: Mounting vocal mic when playing acoustic piano? [Re: CaptainUnderpant] #2968291
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I use a boom mic stand with a really heavy base, off to the side.


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Re: Mounting vocal mic when playing acoustic piano? [Re: Ledbetter] #2968301
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I donít use a keyboard stand at all... lol

Like Ledbetter, I use a heavy stand and come in from the side. I also use a hypercardioid mic and monitors to my left and:or right. Same as an organ.

Ultimate has a couple of nice stands for this. I am currently using one of their stackable stands, which is not as heavy as my other one, but travels better. The Ultimate booms are also a couple of inches longer than most, which helps. I do not like their telescopic booms, though.


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Re: Mounting vocal mic when playing acoustic piano? [Re: WesG] #2968304
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Boom stand, set to the left (when possible), with the microphone situated directly above Middle C.

Re: Mounting vocal mic when playing acoustic piano? [Re: elsongs] #2968308
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Jep. Boom. If itís a tripod make sure one of the legs is under the horizontal arm.


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Re: Mounting vocal mic when playing acoustic piano? [Re: ElmerJFudd] #2968316
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I have a short telescopic boom tripod stand (made for drums) which fully extends exactly as far and high as I need. I used to live & gig in downtown Vancouver and only needed to bring my mic & stand. Everything collapses into a small camera tripod bag.


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Re: Mounting vocal mic when playing acoustic piano? [Re: drawback] #2968328
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With my old stands, (x and z) I used the onstage mic boom adapter. It fits into any open tube on a stand, square or round, and the boom screws onto it.

With my spider, I was using the boom adapter that goes on the top...not too happy with it. It tends to take the adapter right off when I unscrew it, which can make the top of the stand fall inside.

Lately I've just been using a boom stand but it comes from the front more than the side. Works great but the problem with having a stand that doesn't fit in my bag is that I'm liable to forget it at home smile In fact, I have a gig tonight and I need to run out and check my car to make sure I brought it /facepalm

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Re: Mounting vocal mic when playing acoustic piano? [Re: Stokely] #2968336
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Wireless headset mic, made a world of difference to me. My drummer uses one that isn't wireless.

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Re: Mounting vocal mic when playing acoustic piano? [Re: Toano88] #2968624
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The better the boom mic stand, (heavier, costly) the better. I have had the same one for 12 or more years that I spent $85 on that has held up for 1000's of shows. Most you find today are junk!!!


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Re: Mounting vocal mic when playing acoustic piano? [Re: BluesKeys] #2968630
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Headsets. I have two. Actually I have three but one sucks.

1) A Countryman condenser that is killer but it does not get along with wedges.

2) A Shure Dynamic that is basically a 58 element on a stick that works around wedges.


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