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Turn a desk lamp into a swinging mic stand

If you do a lot of audio recording, you obviously need a good mic. Along with having the right audio input device, you need to be able to position it correctly. The easiest way to do this is with a nice swing arm stand. These allow you to place the mic exactly where you want it to be, with very little effort. The trouble is that such stands usually cost a pretty penny. However, lamps that use a similar system are relatively cheap. Do you see where I’m going with this?

Since you can purchase a desk lamp on a swinging arm for as little as $10, it makes for a good substitute arm, depending on the mic you’re using. Obviously if you have a very heavy mic, the springs might not be able to compensate. However, if this is something you’re interested in trying out, there is a great guide over here that can walk you through the necessary steps. For as little as $20 (after purchasing a few other parts) you can have a very professional mic stand attached to your desk.


  • There is noticeably a lot to realize about this. I consider you made certain good points in features also. Could you update me with your next post please?

  • I turned a swing arm lamp into my rode's swing arm like stand a lot time ago and gotta say that it ain't any less comfy to work with than dedicated swing arm stands that as mentioned above cost quite a lot compared to a lamp base.

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