Is it alright to record vocal with a desktop mic stand?

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Aloysius
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23733 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from the Land of Soy

Post Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:07 am

A lot ''Live'' shows these days are full playback anyway. Doesn't matter if they are sitting, standing or sleeping on the couch. The sound is the same no matter what. Ever see those ''live'' YouTube videos where a stage is invaded by a fan and miraculously the pop star ''diva'' manages to carry on as though nothing unusual has happened? People comment how ''professional'' the singers are. :roll:
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donkey tugger
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Re: Is it alright to record vocal with a desktop mic stand?

Post Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:15 am

Whatever works best for you. I like sitting down, and smoking.

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vurt
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45713 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Is it alright to record vocal with a desktop mic stand?

Post Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:23 am

id also say the material plays a part.
if youre looking to belt out long high notes aguilera style, then id imagine standing would be better.

sit down and give it a try with as suggested, your phone, see if you can get a sound you like and feel comfortable singing, before you spend any money :)

zenzio
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Re: Is it alright to record vocal with a desktop mic stand?

Post Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:45 am

Just do it! It’s better than procrastinating about gear and even if you find out later that it’s not up to scratch, surely you can redo it later on better equipment?

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el-bo (formerly ebow)
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12341 posts since 24 May, 2009 from A galaxy, far far away

Re: Is it alright to record vocal with a desktop mic stand?

Post Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:01 am

fantasyvn wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:22 am
Due to the limited space, I'm looking for a portable microphone stand.

Apparently, a desktop microphone stand is the smallest type available. It looks very good for podcasting.

But is it alright if you sit and record your vocal for a song with a desktop microphone stand?

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Depends on the mic; depends on the stand; depends on the desk, and what else also occupies the space; depends on the room; depends upon the material; depends on your singing style, and depends on your expectations :shrug:

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