In the world of production accessories, there are a huge variety of shock mounts, all with different perspectives on how to silence the vibration that travels up the pole from booming. They come in all different shapes and sizes. When people ask me what is my preferred type of shock mount, I simply say, “the one that works”. When it comes to shock mounts, I am not biased. I have shock mounts from Rode, K-Tek, Airo, PSC, and Rycote. They are all used when needed.
My favorite shock mounts for booming are the K-TEK shock mounts because of how versatile they are. They all have threads on the bottom that allow you to attach the shock mount in multiple fashions. Even the Airo shock mount for beginners is a great starting point for people just getting into the industry. Anything to get the vibration from stopping before it hits the microphone.
If you are having to tape your microphone to get it to stick, then you need to either rethink your shock mount or at least replace the bands that are causing issues to make the microphone slip. These rubber band replacements are available from your manufacturer or your preferred retail outlet.
What do you look for in a good shock mount?