[sdiy] Toggle switch for mic

ColinMuirDorward colindorward at gmail.com
Tue Sep 22 15:38:30 CEST 2020


Oh yeah good idea, I'll send them an email.

The MXL-990 that I'm looking to add the switch to is an LDC with a wide,
short body:

http://recordinghacks.com/microphones/MXL/990

On Tue, Sep 22, 2020, 6:30 AM TERRY SHULTZ, <thx1138 at earthlink.net> wrote:

> Hi Collin,
>
> Perhaps you could ask them where they sourced their switches. Just thought
> this might be a good spot to try.
>
> These folks have been easy to work with in previous emails. I will check
> with some my pals in the Hollywood Sapphire Group that build microphones
> for a living.
>
> If you could tell me more about your mic, that would help.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Terry
>
> On Sep 22, 2020, at 6:25 AM, ColinMuirDorward <colindorward at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> Thanks Terry, they don't seem to sell individual parts, though.
> C
>
> On Tue, Sep 22, 2020, 5:53 AM TERRY SHULTZ, <thx1138 at earthlink.net> wrote:
>
>> microphone-parts.com
>>
>> These guys have pretty good kits and parts
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Terry
>>
>> 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> 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,
>>>
>>> Doug Jackson
>>>
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>>> On Tue, Sep 22, 2020 at 1:04 PM ColinMuirDorward <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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