The Primacoustic TriPad is a modestly priced yet highly effective tripod mic stand isolator that will quietly go about improving the sound of your recording every day!
The TriPad (set of three) is a tripod microphone stand isolator designed to reduce disruptive resonance and noise from the studio floor, stage or drum riser from entering the microphone and contaminating the recording.
When recording, capturing the true essence of the instrument is achieved by placing the microphone far enough away so that the instrument as a whole along with the direct sound field will be take in. As you move the mic away from the source, the sensitivity of the microphone is increased and background noise invariably gains prominence.
Noise, like sound is a vibration. Common sources are street traffic, foot steps, heat and air conditioning systems, and other instruments. These are transmitted through the air and by vibrating through solids such as the floor and a microphone stand. The TriPad eliminates floor-borne vibrations by introducing a 'spring-like' isolation pad that essentially floats the microphone stand and decouples it from the floor.
The design is undeniably simple, yet incredibly effective. It begins with high density open-cell acoustic foam that has been modified for greater firmness to better stabilize the mic stand. It is then cut into a simple disc shape, drilled at a precise angle to match the industry standard K&M 201 tripod stand and then cut again to provide an access slot for quick mounting. Once in place the TriPad stays attached onto the mic stand making it easy to pick up and relocate. The benefits are immediately obvious: you get more of the instrument less background noise. This in turn means you can achieve desirable results without having to introduce radical equalization curves as a means to correct embedded problems.