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The Microphone Book, 2nd Edition by John Eargle

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CHAPTER 10

MICROPHONE ACCESSORIES

INTRODUCTION

With the exception of handheld applications, microphones are rarely used without accessories of one kind or another. Most accessories are used in mounting the microphone in a stable configuration, ranging from desk stands and flush mounts to large microphone stands or booms. Hanging mounts are often used where stands are not appropriate. Under conditions of wind or mechanical instability, wind screens and shockmounts are essential. Numerous electrical expedients, such as padding (electrical attenuation), polarity inversion, and the like may be conveniently met with in-line adapters. Likewise, stand-alone phantom power supplies for capacitor microphones are often useful. In this chapter we will cover ...

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