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Dry Cabinet as storage for microphones
Old 25th March 2009
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Dry Cabinet as storage for microphones

Hi gang,

I've been getting really deep into photography (and related equipment of course), there I stumbled upon the DRY CABINET (for storage of lenses and cameras) to prevent dirt, dust, humidity, molds...

Naturally, I thought... these dry cabinets would be a nice house for my microphones.

Anyone use this type of "dry cabinet" to store their microphones?

thanks.
Old 26th March 2009
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anyone?
Old 26th March 2009
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I use a automan from target for my mics. Works for me!
Old 26th March 2009
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Yeah, here in Japan, almost all studios use them.
Here's a little one I've got:
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Old 26th March 2009
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Nice. But shouldn't you be storing your ribbons in an upright position to avoid "sag" over time?
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Nice. But shouldn't you be storing your ribbons in an upright position to avoid "sag" over time?
That's what they say. I wonder how many years it takes away from a ribbon mic by being left this way?
This particular box I have not only controls the humidity but also gets rid of dust/ bacteria/mould(its cause)/etc so I've never been too concerned about how ribbons should be kept, ie standing or on its side.
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That's what they say. I wonder how many years it takes away from a ribbon mic by being left this way?
This particular box I have not only controls the humidity but also gets rid of dust/ bacteria/mould(its cause)/etc so I've never been too concerned about how ribbons should be kept, ie standing or on its side.
It seems like it would be pretty easy to take an extra piece of foam (like the type they use in 'road cases' for gear) and cut a couple holes in it that the ribbon mics could be propped upright in - and looks like there might be enough room on the top shelf to do so.
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I've sent e-mail inquiries to Royer, AEA and Peluso. So far John and Wes said it's not a bad idea. I was surprised to learn from Wes that (AEA) ribbons are more immune to humidity issues. Hope to hear from Royer soon.
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