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Old 18th November 2009
Gear Head
๐ŸŽง 10 years
Want to build a PZM

If there is a better forum, my apologies and please point the way...
I'd like to build PZM to mic a piano live and would prefer to explore this idea opposed to purchasing a Crown or RS option. I have a Tram lav mic sitting around
Anybody have experience fabricating a Plexiglas base and attaching a similar mic with good results?
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Old 18th November 2009
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John Willett's Avatar
๐ŸŽง 10 years
Why not just stick them to the piano lid with masking tape - it will turn the tie mic. into a boundary mic. easily and without any plate to add edge diffraction problems - and easily removeable.
Old 19th November 2009 | Show parent
Gear Head
๐ŸŽง 10 years
That's an idea...and it would probably work well too!
I'm not fond of the battery case/amplifier/XLR connector that would be hanging. My thought was to mount the electronics and XLR connector to a plate that would tidy up the package and provide for some additional applications.

Thanks for the input, I may try that first!

Old 19th November 2009 | Show parent
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๐ŸŽง 15 years
I had 2-3 Grown glm-100 mics in my set for this kind of situations when doing TV documentaries. Instant PZM and not seen by the camera. No hanging cables as you tape and hide it also, much easier than hiding a xlr cable!

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