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Do you have an actual mic locker? #3019330 12/12/19 10:21 PM
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The term "mic locker" gets written a lot, but what do you have, home studio owner? Where do you keep your mics?

I don't have many mics, some came with cases and some didn't. I keep them all in cases, as I bought a couple of inexpensive handgun cases from a sporting goods store for those that didn't. As far as where I keep these, they're all on the top shelf except when in use.

I'm wondering if there are some better ideas out there for storing these audio transducers.


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Re: Do you have an actual mic locker? [Re: Joe Muscara] #3019333 12/12/19 11:07 PM
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I keep my mics in a closet in the studio room, in their boxes, bags, or reasonable facsimile thereof. Since I rarely do in-house sessions any more, I don't worry about a client walking away with a mic, but over the years, I've lost two mics on stage at festivals, a Fostex RP-55 (kind of an oddball) and a Sennheiser MD-421. I have more of each but I really miss having the third 421.

Maybe, instead of a locker, I need a mic bulldog for when I bring my own mics out to a festival.

Re: Do you have an actual mic locker? [Re: Joe Muscara] #3019391 12/13/19 05:20 PM
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I don't have a mic locker.
I have maybe a dozen mics. At least 2 or 3 of them could just disappear and I might not notice for quite some time.
Another 2 stay in my gig bag, I use them for live work. One is a backup. We play 3 nights a week often so I try to keep things handy.

Small and relatively humble project studio at home. A couple of mics stay on stands, ready to go.
I put the mic bag over them when not in use.

They are not in peril from pets or other humans.

So there isn't much storage needed. I have a drawer with mics and other audio odds and ends.
It's as good as I need for now.




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Re: Do you have an actual mic locker? [Re: Joe Muscara] #3019423 12/13/19 08:20 PM
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I do, in fact, have a mic locker. There's a cabinet with shelves in my house that my wife had built outside my studio. It sits over a chest of drawers wbhich she also had built for me to put cables, pedals and other miscellaneous studio stuff in. Works pretty well... thu

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Re: Do you have an actual mic locker? [Re: Dave Bryce] #3019445 12/13/19 11:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Dave Bryce
I do, in fact, have a mic locker.


Does it have a lock? Or at least a place for one?

When I think of "locker" I think of those metal things side-by-side, with a door, a shelf, and a coat hook that lined the hallways in my schools. You had to bring your own lock so your lunch wouldn't get stolen.


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