Hack A $3 Cutlery Stand Into A Microphone Shock Mount

Capturing crystal-clear audio with an external microphone can be tricky — especially if you're recording from a cluttered desk. Here's a simple sound-vibration hack from IKEA Hackers designed to make the life easier for bloggers, journalists and bedroom musicians.

To create your DIY shock mount, you'll need a $2.99 Ordning cutlery stand from IKEA and either some thick rubber bands or one metre of shock chord. All you need to do is thread the chord/rubber band through the Ordning's upper aeration holes to create a cradle for your microphone. Too easy!

This will help to reduce noise caused by vibrations from the desk and keyboard to the microphone, as the below audio files demonstrate:

For added security, you could also add some acoustical absorption foam inside the can to isolate the cap. The above hack was designed for a Blue Yeti, but the hack should work for most USB microphones.

[Via IKEA Hackers]


Comments

    You can buy a Microphone Shock mount on ebay for the same money this would cost to make.

    So, this is only really useful for dynamic mics that face forwards as a kind of 'stick', and those mic's don't reallllly need shock mounting...

    Henry: No echo
    king_rocket: rly ? post some links ?
    michael_debyl: well listen and decide for yourself

    Sound test without shockmount, standard stand.
    https://soundcloud.com/user185756114/skriver-gain50-standard-1

    Shockmount DIY (picture above)
    https://soundcloud.com/user185756114/gain50shockmount

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