Royer Labs has announced the Sling-Shock Microphone Shock Mount. They tell us that the Sling-Shock represents a dramatic advancement and modernization of the traditional microphone shock mount – it not only provides excellent isolation between a microphone and the microphone stand, it accomplishes this with a revolutionary design that is essentially maintenance free.
Rick Perrotta, President of Royer Labs, told Sonic State, "The Sling-Shock represents a true departure from conventional microphone shock mount systems. This all-new shock mount uses a modern, compact design and durable matte black powder coated finish for an unobtrusive appearance. Further, it is built to a very high standard. Components and assembly are 100% American, with all manufacturing taking place in our Burbank facility. With its ability to provide fine adjustments and exceptional isolation, I'm confident the Sling-Shock will become an invaluable studio accessory for today's recording professional."
Here's more details in Royer Labs' own words:
In the Royer tradition, the new Sling-Shock is hand-built in Burbank, CA for trouble-free performance, as evidenced by a 5-year unlimited warranty. Rubber and similar materials commonly found in microphone suspension systems have been completely eliminated. Since the shock mount uses no materials that are prone to deterioration from age or use, the Sling-Shock's patent pending design represents a true departure from traditional shock mounts that rely on stretched rubber bands, bungee cords, or rubber bushings as the main dampening mechanism.
The Sling-Shock's unique suspension system reduces induced distortion by eliminating unwanted vibration and random low-frequency disturbances commonly characterized as 'rumble.' This all-new shock mount utilizes a two-part mechanism consisting of non-resonant nylon cord and damped tensioning springs. It is designed to work indefinitely with no loss of performance or function, requiring nothing more than minimal adjustment. Featuring tension balance compensation that is user adjustable, the Sling-Shock will improve the performance of any microphone in any environment where vibration is a concern.
The Sling-Shock's microphone clutching mechanism offers greater adaptability than conventional shock mount designs by enabling critical position adjustments to the microphone. With the ability to fine-tune the vertical and horizontal positioning of the microphone, a knurled lock-down knob secures the microphone in place. The Sling-Shock utilizes a soft cotton interior chamber that provides a non-abrasive grasp of the microphone. The result is a microphone holding mechanism that provides positive grip with no risk of scratching the microphone's finish. The Sling-Shock can be used on any cylindrical microphone within its size range. The first release fits Royer's 1-inch diameter microphones and is adjustable +/- 1/8 inch for similarly sized microphones. Future releases will fit a wide range of microphone bodies. Pricing and Availability: