This is a top microphone arm for good reason [Setups]

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Elgato Wave Microphone Arm
In this shot from Elgato, you get a clear view of its popular suspension boom arm supporting a microphone, as in today's setup.
Photo: Elgato

Streamers and podcasters often worry over their choices of microphones and audio interfaces for sound quality. But they shouldn’t forget to select great co-stars for that gear like the Elgato Wave Microphone Arm.

A good microphone boom arm makes working with the mic easy, especially in a computer setup where you need to move it aside to do other tasks. Today’s MacBook Pro and Studio Display setup makes great use of the extremely popular Elgato Wave Microphone Arm supporting an Audio-Technica mic.

And right now you can get one version of the suspension boom microphone arm for 20% off at Amazon ($99.99 $79.99), and it’s the one our user deploys.

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Elgato Wave Microphone Arm is home to Audio-Technica mic in MacBook Pro streaming setup

Redditor Slight_Ad7118 (“Slight”) showcased the streaming-ready M3 Max MacBook Pro and Studio Display workstation in a post entitled, “Work setup. Studio Display & 16-inch MacBook M3 Max.”

He runs a space-black M3 Max MacBook Pro driving a Studio Display. Commenters loved the setup’s clean look. Turns out it also boasts some serious audio chops.

On Friday we covered Slight’s recommended Pzloz LED Desk Lamp overarching the Studio Display and lighting up the desktop. On Monday we cover one of the most-popular microphone arms we see across computer setups — the Elgato Wave Microphone Arm. Here his “high-rise” version of the arm supports a nice Audio-Technica AT2035 Cardioid Condenser Microphone alongside a Babyface Pro FS RME Audio Interface. (See those and more in the links list below.)

“Great mic and sturdy arm,” Slight said. “Use them for work/school meetings, ASMR content, gaming, voice recording and voiceovers.”

Elgato Wave Microphone Arm

Elgato’s popular suspension boom arm appears all over the place in our Setups coverage. And since we’ve never singled it out, we thought we’d shine a spotlight on it today. It comes in high-rise and low-profile versions that clamp to the edge of a desk. It cradles any premium microphone for whatever positioning you need and helps channel cables.

High-rise mic arm features:

  • Streamlined design includes internal springs and integrated cable channels.
  • Fully adjustable with ball head and swivel base.
  • 750 mm / 29.5 in vertical reach to extend over most monitors.
  • Included riser elevates the arm by another 150 mm / 5.9 in.
  • Custom counterweight: Adapts arm tension to mic weight.

Low-profile version:

  • Premium design features all-metal, anti-torsion construction.
  • Low profile: Sits below the shoulder line for an unobstructed view.
  • Cable channels: magnetic covers hide cables and provide easy access.
  • Fully adjustable: 360-degree horizontal and 90-degree upper vertical rotation.
  • Long Reach: 740 mm / 29.1 in horizontal reach covers large desks.

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Elgato Wave Microphone Arm setup
We see Elgato’s Wave mic arm more in setups than most of its kind. Here it’s mounted on the right front corner of the desk. The mic can easily be swung out of the way.
Photo: SlightAD7118@Reddit.com

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20% off high-rise
Elgato Wave Microphone Arm
$79.9920

Choose either a high-rise (20% off) or low-profile suspension boom microphone arm. Includes cable-management channels and desk clamp with versatile mounting and adjustment. Perfect for podcasting, streaming and gaming.

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05/19/2024 02:37 am GMT

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