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Old 01-14-2022, 09:18 AM
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Wishing you a belated happy birthday Kev! And many more!!!

I've been thinking about picking up a Latch Lake Xtra Boom arm. It looks like it would be useful say if you were recording a singing guitar player. Are any folks here using the Xtra Boom this way? Which length do you find the most useful?
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Old 01-14-2022, 09:32 AM
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Hi Kev!

Sorry I am late to this party, but I received my new Latch Lake 2200 a few days ago. I gotta say, pictures really don’t do justice to this stand! They are very heavy duty, well made, and stable. I got tired of trying to balance and stabilize the standard type tripod stands with the heavier mics. Each part of the stand is very well engineered and well thought out. It doesn’t seem out of place at all in my recording space. Probably the best mic stand available. I chose the chrome version, which looks very classy! I plan to add a boom attachment and another spin grip. So, upon receiving it, and every time I look at it, I am completely amazed! One cool feature is the way they design it to handle securing the mic cable along each latch point. Ingenious! Good choice!
Very nice congrats
I have been using the the small latch on the extension arm to "keep" the cable as well and the final latch/ and mic attachment at the tip of the boom,,,, but just realized I had not been using the double mic cable keepers on the main boom to stand latch

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Wishing you a belated happy birthday Kev! And many more!!!

I've been thinking about picking up a Latch Lake Xtra Boom arm. It looks like it would be useful say if you were recording a singing guitar player. Are any folks here using the Xtra Boom this way? Which length do you find the most useful?
Thanks Al But my birthday isn't until Feb.

The Xtra Boom No ..... I just have a fairly nice single stand with a stereo bar So don't know if this will tell you anything but I have used the main LatchLake two different ways ,(,below)
I am guessing the sideways config below might lend itself more to the Xtra boom ? Or perhaps have the vocal mic upright, Having it overhead with the mic hanging down like I do, may not give enough room for the Xtra boom ?

Overhead with the mic down



Side ways with the mic rolled up at about a 45 degree angle
( have not made up my mind if I prefer one over the other )

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Old 01-14-2022, 12:44 PM
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When I first got my latch Lake boom last year, I thought there was something wrong with it as it was so hard to angle the arm.
I called the company and said..."I am a pretty strong guy and it is tough angling this. I think something is too tight. How do I loosen it?"
They responded..."did you try it on the stand?...you need the leverage of the arm to move it. That is the way we designed it" Ha ha...they were so right...once I put it on the stand and moved it with the longer leverage it moves just fine."
I really appreciate this extra security of this boom arm. I use it with my heavier duty Atlas stand.
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Old 01-26-2022, 04:53 PM
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Very nice congrats
I have been using the the small latch on the extension arm to "keep" the cable as well and the final latch/ and mic attachment at the tip of the boom,,,, but just realized I had not been using the double mic cable keepers on the main boom to stand latch

Hi Kev,

Right, but even the two small latches also have the cable keepers. I imagine you saw those as well.

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Old 01-27-2022, 08:46 AM
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Right, but even the two small latches also have the cable keepers. I imagine you saw those as well.

Rick
Yes indeed. Gotta admit the design of this stand is very well thought out
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Yes, very nice!

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