Build A DIY Microphone Shockmount On The Cheap

If you've got a few bucks and the need, here's how you can build a shockmount for any standard shotgun microphone, with PVC pipe and rubber bands.

Hard drives aren't the only things in need of some suspension. If you handle a microphone too roughly, it'll pick up that handling noise in your recording. This is especially true with shotgun mics and hence the need for shockmounts. Generally, these microphone accessories run about $US50, but Instructables maker retrofilms demonstrates a method for creating a shockmount for just $US1.20. You'll just need the following:

  • 1/2-inch PVC pipe scrap
  • Four Rubber Bands
  • 1 1/4=inch x 1/2-inch tee fitting
  • Pencil
  • Dremel
  • PVC ratcheting cutters

From there all you need to do is create notches for the rubber bands in the right places and insert the tee fitting so you can stick your creation in a standard microphone holder.

For a slightly simpler alternative, try this simple rubber-band shockmount. Or you can always go the more complex route. However you do it, you'll have yourself a cheap shockmount.

Make a PVC microphone shockmount for $US1.20 [retrofilms on Instructables]


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