Question: How do you use the AT8415 Shock Mount?
Answer: The popular AT8415 Shock Mount may be used with a large variety of microphones ranging from studio microphones like the AT4051b and ATM450, to live microphones used on a stage like the AE5100 and AT2021, as well as broadcast microphones used out in the field like the BP4071 and AT875R. This versatile shock mount offers fantastic isolation in decoupling the microphone from the mounting. You may check your microphone’s Case Style Code to help match up your microphone with its appropriate compatible accessories. While the shock mount may seems simple enough, below is a walk-though of how to secure the microphone in the mount to ensure optimal performance.
- Place the XLR end of the microphone into the front of the AT8514 Shock Mount, overlapping the two horizontal bands and securing the microphone tightly between these two bands.
- Slide the microphone back to the rear of the AT8415 Shock Mount, and overlap the two vertical bands on the back of the mount as you did with those in the front to hold the microphone securely between them.
- Slide the end of the microphone farther back into the AT8415 Shock Mount so there is adequate space for the XLR cable to plug into the microphone.
- Make certain the microphone is secured between a vertical pair of bands and a horizontal pair of bands to ensure maximum performance and isolation in decoupling the microphone from the mounting.
If you have any questions about using the AT8514 Shock Mount with your Audio-Technica microphone, feel free to reach out to the Audio-Technica Audio Solutions Department.