What is the Best Boom Arm for the Rode PodMic?
If you’re trying to figure out what the best boom arm stand is for your Rode PodMic then I have an easy answer for you, it’s the Rode PSA1 swivel mount mic stand. I own both the mic and boom arm, and they work great together.
Although most people getting the Rode PodMic are on a bit of a budget in comparison to the higher-end mics, I really think that you should actually still put a little bit more of your budget into a compatible mic stand for two reasons:
- It will be able to handle the (heavy) weight of the Podmic.
- Better range of movement and durability.
The Rode Podmic is specifically designed for use with the Rode PSA1. This stands is probably going to cost you more than regular budget boom arm from Amazon, but those might not even be suitable for your podmic.
The Podmic is actually quite a heavy microphone. And if you go for a budget boom arm that you need to make sure that it will be able to handle the weight of the mic.
I’ve used the Rode pod mic on a regular budget microphone stand (a regular standing one, not a boom arm), and the mic was actually too heavy for it. I had to REALLY tighten the mic stand, and even then, sometimes it would start slowly dropping while I was talking into it!
If you got a boom arm that can’t handle the weight of the Podmic then you’re going to have to return it and just go for a more suitable option.
Other Reasons Why I Think You Should get the Rode PSA1
The Rode PSA1 is also very adjustable and has a very good range of motion. You can swing it up, down, back and forth, left and right. That’s something that you do not necessarily get on the cheaper stands.
This one is also extremely sturdy and it comes with some nice Velcro straps that you can attach the cables around and have a nice clean option.
There is also space to put a pop filter on the main stand like you see in the picture above, which is very handy for reducing pops and noises.
Attaching the PSA1 to your Desk
The stand also comes in two different options you can simply just attach it to the side of your desk like I have done pictured below or you can put it through a hole in the stand in the desk, which is more for permanent use. The PSA1 comes with both options.
The option that you use will depend on the type of desk that you have and how much work you want to put into it!
So that’s just a quick guide to tell you which stand you should probably be getting if you get a Rode PodMic.
It’s a great microphone for it’s price point for vocal recordings. Just make sure you get a boom arm that can handle its weight!