I love getting new toys, especially when those new toys help me make an even better voice over studio. Just recently, I got a new “home studio” toy, and it has made recording even easier. This purchase is one more link in my home studio makeover (which I’ve been working on for the past few weeks.)
The new goodie that has me all excited is the Rode PSA1 Swivel Mount Studio Microphone Boom and if you click on the Read more link below you can see how cool it is and how I set it up in my upgraded studio:
Umm… fresh out-of-the-box smell!
(By the way, the stand doesn’t come with a mic. You still gotta buy one.)
On my desk and pushed up out of the way for when I need to do other important work like… well… Facebook, Twitter, and surfing the Net for Harry Potter toys for my kids.
Pulled down and ready for recording!
What I like about this boom stand is that the springs are hidden inside, making it a beauty to look at (if a desktop boom stand could be called beautiful.) It moves easily, effortlessly, and quietly to any place I want it to go and then stays there.
I like this set up because it allows me to read scripts right off the computer screen, thus saving paper that would normally go towards printing them out.
Some might wonder about the sound of the computer bleeding into the mic but, as luck would have it, my Mac doesn’t have an internal fan (it’s “convection cooled”)
The price was just right: not too expensive and not too cheap — just right for the guy who believes in the path of least financial resistance (but won’t skimp on quality.)
If you’d like to read more about it or grab one for yourself, check it out here:
Rode PSA1 Swivel Mount Studio Microphone Boom