Playing is supposed to be all about the music, but you need your microphone to stay in place during your performance for everyone to hear that music. That’s where microphone clips and clamps come in. Coming in a variety of shapes, designs and constructions, they all serve the same purpose… helping to make sure your music is enjoyed by everyone in the venue.
Before picking out a microphone clip or clamp, you need to make sure it has everything you need. The first thing you’ll notice on any clip or clamp is the shape. Generally in a C-shape, they are tapered to allow your mic to be slid in and pulled out at a moment’s notice, while keeping them secure the entire time. There are a number of different styles here, so finding what you’re most comfortable should be quick and easy.
After that, you have to decide what you need your clips and clamps for: recording your voice or recording an instrument? If you’re going the instrument route, there are specialty clamps that vary by specific instrument, accommodating your exact needs. Looking for a percussion clip? Take a look at the Audix D-Clamp Percussion Mount Mic Clip with its exact positioning neck and extremely secure grip clip. Looking more for a guitar amp or cabinet solution? Check out the Audix Cab Grabber Microphone Holder. Featuring an innovative design to keep your mic just where it needs to be, this microphone holder is an absolute essential when it comes to performing.
There are even options available solely to enhance your stage presence. Toppers like the Love/Hate - Custom Mic Topper and the Are You Talkin' To Me? - Custom Mic Topper, both from Ultimate Support, were designed to make sure everyone notices you while you sing. It’s all about standing out, and with these toppers, there’s no way you won’t.
Making performing easier for decades, clips and clamps are a must-have for any and every musician hoping to be heard. From the stage to the studio, these small parts have a big impact on your overall setup. After you know everything is secure though, you can get back to doing what you do best… playing music.