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Latch Lake Music is showing the flexibility and strength of their micKing microphone stand and accessories at the New York AES show. The Patent Pending Latch Lake micKing mic stand features a 29 pound Perimeter Mass Distributed ductile iron base and the world's strongest boom clutch according to the company.
One day while recording piano, Latch Lake Music president Jeff Roberts was alarmed to hear the pianist say that one of the microphones was laying on the piano harp. This was especially annoying since he had just tightened the boom clutch very close to its breaking point. He wondered how anything could be as mechanically bankrupt as a microphone stand.
This was the beginning of the micKing mic stand; which is the result of almost six years of R&D and prototyping.
With a three section mast, and a three section boom, the micKing folds up smaller and goes taller than any other full size recording studio mic stand. A micKing at full extension is almost 20 feet tall, yet the base is only 16 inches in diameter. The horizontal reach of the micKing stand is nearly equal to stands with a base two times the size of the micKing base.
The micKing was recently used by Lynn Fuston of 3D Audio on a ribbon microphone shoot out at Playground Recording in Nashville, Tennessee. He mounted nine microphones across three micKing stands.
"Because of the unique, interlocking base design, you can put three MicKing stands in the same space as one tripod base stand. If you need to put a lot of mics in a small space, this is the stand for you. And you can position a mic anywhere with it," notes Fuston