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Building a booth and need a good scissor boom I can mount in booth asap
Old 26th June 2020
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Building a booth and need a good scissor boom I can mount in booth asap

Okay, when I started I was just gonna make an acoustic blanket booth out of PVC and Producer's Choice acoustic blankets. After $250 worth of 1.5inch PVC and another $350 in blankets, I realized "F#ck it. Might as well go all out at this point". So I bought a few bundles of Safe N Sound "soundproof" insulation and switched my plan to include the insulation in the PVC frame between 2 screen "walls" w/ the PVC filled with more insulation and THEN hang the blankets like curtains inside....

Well, I'm half way done with my 7ft high 5x5 booth and I'm worried someone will knock my U87 over if its on a stand so I want to hang a scissor boom arm from the top (preferably) or, if I have no other choice, clamped to the mid-height horizontal brace on the back wall.

I'm having trouble finding one I can trust with my mics.
Can anyone help with this?

I'm getting up in a few hours after some sleep to work another day on the booth and would like to order one soon. Especially if I'm not gonna be able to go from the top support bar because going off the black wall would require design changes I'd REALLY hate to do.
Old 26th June 2020
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Okay, when I started I was just gonna make an acoustic blanket booth out of PVC and Producer's Choice acoustic blankets. After $250 worth of 1.5inch PVC and another $350 in blankets, I realized "F#ck it. Might as well go all out at this point". So I bought a few bundles of Safe N Sound "soundproof" insulation and switched my plan to include the insulation in the PVC frame between 2 screen "walls" w/ the PVC filled with more insulation and THEN hang the blankets like curtains inside....

Well, I'm half way done with my 7ft high 5x5 booth and I'm worried someone will knock my U87 over if its on a stand so I want to hang a scissor boom arm from the top (preferably) or, if I have no other choice, clamped to the mid-height horizontal brace on the back wall.

I'm having trouble finding one I can trust with my mics.
Can anyone help with this?

I'm getting up in a few hours after some sleep to work another day on the booth and would like to order one soon. Especially if I'm not gonna be able to go from the top support bar because going off the black wall would require design changes I'd REALLY hate to do.
Okay, I'll bite. What is a scissors boom and what has been wrong with which ones you have looked at? Mic "boom arms"
are quite common in broadcast.
Old 27th June 2020
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Just another name for those boom arms. A reference to the way they fold, I assume.
Anyway, I'd prefer one that doesn't break or drop the whole arm and break my U87. That would be unsatisfactory.
Old 27th June 2020
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Just another name for those boom arms. A reference to the way they fold, I assume.
Anyway, I'd prefer one that doesn't break or drop the whole arm and break my U87. That would be unsatisfactory.
Look at broadcast arms. They carry similar mics all the time. For comparison with 2 broadcast industry standards and their weights:

RE20 737 g (without suspension)
SM7B 767 g
U87 500 g
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