How to Mount a Smartphone to a Microphone Stand

Now that many smartphones are as large as a small tablet, it’s possible to mount them to a microphone stand and actually see what’s on them.  My Apple iPhone 6s Plus has a 5.5 inch diagonal screen and measures 6.23 inches tall, 3.07 inches wide and .29 inches deep.  That’s not much smaller than a Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.  So now it’s worthwhile to look at how to mount a smartphone to a microphone stand. There are lots of applications that can teach you how to play the piano or guitar.  There are applications for displaying music.  There are a bunch that display a … Read more…

Ham and CB Radio Mic Holders and Mounts for Cars and Trucks

This article is written to address a common problem with ham and CB Radios.  Namely, where to put the mic when not using it.  A lot of radio owners toss it on the seat.  That’s kind of ok unless there is a passenger, in which case, you could ask them to put it on their lap (which is probably not ok).  You can’t attach it to the side of the radio because it’s likely mounted under the dash and it’s virtually impossible to hang it on that little hook without taking your eyes off the road.  This is where mic … Read more…

How to Attach an Apple iPad to a Microphone Stand

Tablets, especially the Apple iPad Pro or Apple iPad Air, can be a musician’s best friend.  Many tasks previously using paper or even worse, a laptop, can now be accomplished on an Apple iPad.  The most common reason for attaching any tablet to a microphone stand is for sheet music.  Sure, you could print it off, but that’s nearly as cool as using a tablet.  Hence, the reason for our article on how to attach an Apple iPad to a microphone stand. The most common type of mount used for attachment to a microphone stand are those that have a clamp … Read more…

Tablet Mounts for Musicians

So here’s how I came up with the idea of  Tablet Mounts for Musicians. While sitting in a cafe during a trip to Europe, a musician with a guitar singing in Dutch was the main attraction.  Had no idea what he was singing, but noticed him looking down at the middle of the microphone stand while he was playing.  I was sitting in the back of the cafe because that’s where Americans sit when they sing in Dutch.  After an hour of this, I decided to beeline for the Men’s Room which was located at the corner and was able … Read more…