Introduction: Shockmount for Mobile Audio Recorder

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I already had a Mobile Audio Recorder and I wanted to add it to my camera for better audio recordings. Doing this directly with a hot shoe adapter is fine but you record every gripp noises when handling the camera.

The professional solution was too expansive and the affordable one too much plastic. Goal was a cheap (for me it was nearly free) and very lightweight shockmount from a clothes hanger.

Step 1: Parts

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You need:

  • 1 cloths hanger
  • 4 rubber bands
  • litte piece of bicycle tube (not shown here)
  • non tear thread
  • 2 hot shoe adapters (bought a pack of four for €5 on amazon)

tools:

  • pliers

Step 2: Bending

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Cut the hangers hook and start bending. I used a electrician pliers. Using a plier with a finer tip would result in sharper angles. The dimmensions fit my audio recorder as I wanted to use the display and all the buttons. Change depending on your recorder.

Use one end of the hanger and form the first end of the mount. Somehow I managed to use all the wire at the last end of the mount. Twirl the ends together or fix them with thread.

Step 3: Mount

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Use one hot shoe adapter and one disc from the second one. This discs have a flat and a crooked side. Putting two crooked sides together fixes the wire nicely.

Step 4: Savety

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Add a small piece of a bicycle tube between the two discs so they screw firmly. It also helps to align the mount.

Step 5: Threading

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Use a thread that is hard to tear to make a solid structure for the wires. This solution is very lightweight, cheap and will not break. Alternatively use zip ties.

Step 6: Rubber Bands

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Mount the recorder with rubber bands.

Step 7: Final Product

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The video shows the smoothing out of heavy shaking with the camera. For me it works perfectly.

Comments

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2017-07-04

Clever mounting system. You could probably use this system to hold a cell phone too. That way you could use the microphone in the phone if you needed to.

I am sure that the mobile phone will feel very well in this mount. The mic of these phones (at least of my iPhone) are not bad at all. I would add a dead cat for outdoor recordings and am certain that there is an instructable for that.

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