How To: Build your own functional boom microphone

Build your own functional boom microphone

Joe Richardson, Five Sprockets consultant, demonstrates how to build your own functional boom microphone. First, if you don't already have one, get a microphone from your local electronics store. Then, pick up a mic holder. Next, you'll also need a telescoping pole like a painter's pole. You'll also need zip ties and metal bonding glue. A piece of fake fur from a fabric store will act as a wind sock to cut down on noise. Attach the mic head to the painter's pole with the metal bonding glue. Next, sew the fake fur into a windsock, and put it over the mic. Zip tie the mic cord to the pole to keep the excess cord taut. Your boom mic should cost about $44.00.

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