How to Make a Mic Stand

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A good microphone stand is an essential component to building the perfect home recording studio. Having the right stand will allow you to be able to record and run the boards without having to hold on to the microphone. Most stands can be a bit expensive, so if you are trying to put together the ultimate home recording experience without shelling out a lot of money, then you will have to build your own mic stand.

Things You'll Need

  • 1-by-2 scrap wood block
  • Foam
  • Knife
  • No. 7 drill bit
  • Drill
  • Tap
  • Vocal microphone
  • Wood glue
  • Camera tripod
  • Rubber bands
  • Saw
  • Measure the length of your vocal microphone from the head all the way down to the end of the handle and then mark that length on the wood block. Each microphone has a different length, depending on style, make and model. After you have marked the measurement on the wood block, use your saw to cut the block down to the marked size.

  • Place the wood block on your foam piece. Take a pencil and trace the outline of the wood block on to the foam piece. Use a knife to carefully cut out the foam. You can find foam at any craft store in your area.

  • Put a number 7 drill bit on your power drill. Make a hole in the center of the wood block. Make sure the hole you drilled goes all the way through the wood block.

  • Make threads in the hole you drilled using a tap tool. This will make sure the microphone clip you are building will stay secure on the tripod stand.

  • Carefully apply some woodworking glue to the wood block, and then apply the foam pad to the block. You do not need to have a hole going through the foam, as only the wood block will be fastened to the tripod. Give the glue at least a few hours to dry before continuing the process.

  • Place the microphone on the foam pad of the wood block and secure it in place with rubber bands. Make sure the rubber bands you use are wrapped around the microphone tightly. Attach the wood microphone clip to the camera tripod stand by screwing it onto the tripod instead of the camera mount. The microphone stand is now completed and ready to use.

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