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Old 11-26-2008, 11:01 PM
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Guys, i need help, i do back vocals with my band and usual mic stands are so annoying when playing, i realized some drummers, use over-head mic stands, like dream theater's mike portnoy for instance do they have a name??
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:47 PM
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Are you referring to boom stands?
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Old 11-27-2008, 12:00 AM
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carter beauford uses one that comes over his head and right in front of his face...

an easy solution would be to get a gooseneck an have the mic come over you head.
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Have you considered a headset mic?
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Old 11-27-2008, 06:42 PM
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Have you considered a headset mic?
the one problem with a headset is that you cant back off. if you cough or sneeze it gets amplified. plus i hum my big fills and i dint want that goin through the pa.
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I'd try a unidirectional vocal condenser on a boom stand, kind of like a shotgun mic, that way you can keep it a little further away.
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I usually park a vocal mic over my hi hat. Then when I sing, I just turn to the left and let 'er rip.

I've tried a bunch of different options, but so far, that works the best for me. Amen on the annoyances of the headset mic.
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Old 12-12-2008, 12:41 AM
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Are you referring to boom stands?
I am dude those are too annoying when palying the crash and the hihat
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Old 12-12-2008, 12:42 AM
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I usually park a vocal mic over my hi hat. Then when I sing, I just turn to the left and let 'er rip.

I've tried a bunch of different options, but so far, that works the best for me. Amen on the annoyances of the headset mic.
i tried this but it didnt work for me
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Old 12-12-2008, 12:43 AM
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I'd try a unidirectional vocal condenser on a boom stand, kind of like a shotgun mic, that way you can keep it a little further away.
dude i dont really get this, can u explain more??
and thnx u bothered and answered
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Old 12-12-2008, 12:45 AM
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Have you considered a headset mic?
well dude while i play i hum the song melody so it wont be fine if i used the headset
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Old 12-12-2008, 12:46 AM
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carter beauford uses one that comes over his head and right in front of his face...

an easy solution would be to get a gooseneck an have the mic come over you head.
well, thats what im talking abt whats its name and/or brand??
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well, thats what im talking abt whats its name and/or brand??
This might be what you're referring to. Ultimate MC-125. Downside? $240.

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This might be what you're referring to. Ultimate MC-125. Downside? $240.
Actually, this On-Stage version is only $100. Not bad.

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Old 12-13-2008, 07:09 AM
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Actually, this On-Stage version is only $100. Not bad.

thats it dude thank u sooooooooooo much
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Old 12-16-2008, 02:53 PM
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dude i dont really get this, can u explain more??
and thnx u bothered and answered


http://www.musiciansfriend.com/navigation?q=shotgun&st=

shotgun mics are specialized condensers that reject off-axis signals that pollute the wanted sounds. I'd mount one of these on that big boom stand from a couple feet away and aim it right at your mouth when you play. It should only pic up your vocals and not the ambient kit noise and you can place it far enough away to not be so cumbersome or in the way of your playing.
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