RSM-1 Microphone Shock Mount
All good studio microphones should be placed in shock mounts for recording. Shock mounts keep vibrations from making their way up the mic stand, transferring into the microphone and showing up on your tracks as unwelcome noise. Sometimes vibration related noise that's unnoticeable while you're tracking shows up when you master, then suddenly it's "What's up with the thumps and noise in the bottom end? "Oops - should've "
The RSM-1 was designed for maximum shock protection, durability, ease of use and versatility. Not to mention that it's got a Royer logo and looks sharp. It's made of high-tech materials that will hold up for many years, and it doesn't use elastic bands that can stretch out over time.
Our AT-84 shock mount is excellent for our R-121 and SF-1 mics. But the longer bodied SF-12 stereo ribbon and R-122 active ribbon™ mics have a tendency to "lean" a little with the AT-84, especially when you position the mics horizontally (as with drum overheads). The RSM-1 provides a more secure hold, and its special orientation slots make pulling a mic out of the shock from the cable end impossible. The orientation slots are provided to let you position the mics forward or backwards (for tracking on the back side of R-121 and R-122 mics). While the RSM-1 is specially made to fit Royer microphones, it will also work with any 1-inch diameter mic.