[sdiy] Toggle switch for mic

TERRY SHULTZ thx1138 at earthlink.net
Tue Sep 22 14:53:14 CEST 2020

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These guys have pretty good kits and parts



> On Sep 21, 2020, at 8:42 PM, ColinMuirDorward <colindorward at gmail.com> wrote:
> Doug, that's a really good idea, but in this case, there isn't one!
> C
> On Mon, Sep 21, 2020, 8:35 PM Doug Jackson, <doug at doughq.com <mailto:doug at doughq.com>> wrote:
> I would re-task the on/off switch on the Mic.  
> I am personally not a fan of on/off switches on microphones.  It all too often creates a comical situation where an inexperienced presenter is talking - silently - while looking at the sound people wondering why they are silent.  Only to discover later that they turned the mic off.......
> I normally bypass them.
> It then falls to the job of the desk operator to turn the mic on / off as required.
> Kindest regards,
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> On Tue, Sep 22, 2020 at 1:04 PM ColinMuirDorward <colindorward at gmail.com <mailto:colindorward at gmail.com>> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Does anyone have any suggestions for switches that can be installed into the body of a mic? 
> I'm about to mod an mxl990 and would like to add a switch to select between omni or cardioid pattern. (The new capsule has both). 
> As for the switch itself, I'm not really sure what I'm looking for, so any ideas are welcome!
> Cheers,
> Colin
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