I think I know what you’re thinking. Best Microphone Stands? Really?! Wouldn’t a basic, affordable mic stand at the local mart do?
Even if you do not follow the same thought process, the reality is that for most people, a microphone stand is nowhere near the top of their list of equipment to be concerned about when setting up a home recording studio. That is a mistake.
Now, it isn’t a mistake that would directly cost you money. Worse, it is an error that could significantly limit the quality of your recordings. No kidding!
I know you value the quality of your music: I do too. Therefore, there is no excuse under the sun that will pass for not paying attention to every detail that can bring out the best in the music you record. And one such detail is your microphone stand.
3 Factors to Consider When Choosing the Best Microphone Stand
Part of the reason why a lot of home recording studio owners do not give a moment’s thought to a mic stand is because it appears so basic with a limited function. It’s function is to hold mics. That does not leave wiggle room for plenty of features or the regular bells and whistles you would have to consider and re-consider with, let’s say, a computer.
However, that’s not accurate. Enumerated below are a few unassuming but important factors to consider when you are shopping for the best microphone stand for your home recording studio.
You really wouldn’t notice how important a mic stand is nor how remarkably easy it is to lose your mind until your mic stand can’t stay still and balanced, or the mic can’t fit snugly. These scenarios play out when a mic stand lacks high-end stability.
Therefore, check out the base, holder, clips, and clamps. There are several design styles with very little between them regarding performance, so ensure that the one you choose is perfect for your needs.
The kind of material used does play into how stable a mic stand is, and consequently, factors into the weight of the stand. However, the material used is not the only factor; there is also construction.
What you need is a lightweight stand that you can move around with ease. However, not too light that it affects stability or durability of the stand.
Quality and Durability
The material, design language, construction aptness all factor into the quality of the build of a microphone stand, and by extension, the durability of the microphone stand.
A mic stand is a long-term buy. You would not be replacing it in years, so you have to be sure that it would stand the test of time, from the sturdy frame to the more fragile connectors. You shouldn’t have a reason to worry that you would have to pack it up within months of usage.
If it has a terrific build quality, it will be less likely to incur damage, and certainly, would outlive many other pieces of equipment in your home studio such as monitors or microphones.
In summary, the best microphone stands sport a high-end build, are incredibly stable, are exceptionally durable, and still, manage to be lightweight.
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