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Old 2nd August 2005
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affordable shock mounts

need a mount for an M300.

the "real" gefell mount is pretty damn expensive but the no name one i got for the last m300 is ****. hard to adjust and just all around a piece of crap.

any GOOD mounts for less?
Old 2nd August 2005
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I called to get the box and mounts for my 300's and they wanted $400!!!!

The soft rubber clips that come with D112's works great.



Good luck!!

D
Old 10th May 2009 | Show parent
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Why do shock mounts cost so much?
Old 11th May 2009 | Show parent
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Not sure about the m300, but these seem to work pretty well with my 692 bodies:

FS: Microphone Shockmounts

Sold a bunch and got one left if you're interested.
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I use the Peluso shock mounts for my Gefells. They work great. I also have a Gefell mount I got in a sale, I prefer the Peluso's.
Old 11th May 2009 | Show parent
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Why do shock mounts cost so much?
One of the eternal mysteries... it must be because your average person doesn't realize that constructing your own shockmount is dirt cheap, I mean dirt is alot more expensive than the hose clamps, embroidery hoops, elastic and electrical tape it takes to make a workable shockmount. The thing that drives me crazy-- alright, one of many-- is that most shockmounts hold their mics so rigidly that the shock protection just isn't all that great. What you really want to see is a mic bobbing around in the shockmount-- and yet visually this is so disconcerting, it just isn't done.
Old 11th May 2009 | Show parent
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I really like the Sabra Som SSM1. It is super easy and works with lots of size mics (like SDC and SM57's...).

Not cheap, but real versatile and holds the mic well.

War
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Audio technica 8410. problem solved.
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Not sure about the AT, but this one works great for the 414:

Studio Projects SKSKB | Sweetwater.com

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Old 19th May 2009 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by rcb4t2 ➑️
Not sure about the AT, but this one works great for the 414:

Studio Projects SKSKB | Sweetwater.com

Count Monaco - I left you a voicemail the other day, btw, give me a call
Cool, I'll buy it. My answering machine crashed in a power outage.
Old 19th May 2009 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by joelpatterson ➑️
One of the eternal mysteries... it must be because your average person doesn't realize that constructing your own shockmount is dirt cheap, I mean dirt is alot more expensive than the hose clamps, embroidery hoops, elastic and electrical tape it takes to make a workable shockmount. The thing that drives me crazy-- alright, one of many-- is that most shockmounts hold their mics so rigidly that the shock protection just isn't all that great. What you really want to see is a mic bobbing around in the shockmount-- and yet visually this is so disconcerting, it just isn't done.
This is not really true at all.

A shockmount needs to absorb any structure-born noise from getting to the microphone.

It also needs to hold it without drooping or causing and sympathetic resonances.

A soft and bouncing shockmount is just as bad as one that's too stiff.

The two best shockmounts on the market are the Osix and the Rycote InVision series - and the InVisions are *cheap*, despite being technically the best.

But don't forget the cable - this can transmit noise to the mic. I always use a soft flexible tail from the mic. through the cable clamp on the shockmount to de-couple the mic. and then use the normal cable from there.

An INV-7 should be perfect for an m300 (maybe even an INV-6).

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Originally Posted by warhead ➑️
I really like the Sabra Som SSM1. It is super easy and works with lots of size mics (like SDC and SM57's...).

Not cheap, but real versatile and holds the mic well.

War
These are great for everything! Especially SDCs though. I have 6 or so, and got them for half price when I was working at GC.
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what about these Products

They are made by that dude who used to drum in pavement and then made that plantman song. Gary Young
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what about these Products

They are made by that dude who used to drum in pavement and then made that plantman song. Gary Young
I've been using one of those with an MKH416 and it works great. The price is hard to beat too.
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what about for a heavy LDC, you think it will hold or no?
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Originally Posted by John Willett ➑️
This is not really true at all....
Well, even if it's not super-technically true, it's truer than not.
Old 20th May 2009 | Show parent
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Ralph the Wonder mount



$50 at Abe's of Maine

it takes a 414, don't know what else
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