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When you’re constantly on the go, lugging around heavy audio and video gear can be a real pain in the back. So, when I stumbled upon the Manfrotto Nanopole, it was like a weight lifted off my shoulders! This nifty little gadget lets me set up my microphones in a jiffy, and it fits snugly into my Loewe Pro Tactic bag. 

Plus, it’s super lightweight, which is a total game-changer when you’re on your feet all day. Who knew a simple piece of equipment could make such a big difference?

Also, If you’re on the hunt for a more affordable option than the Manfrotto Carbon Nanopole, you might want to check out the Ulanzi MT49 carbon light stand, which is priced at only $99. 

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It's all about Saving time

Ah, these Nanopoles – it’s a nifty piece of gear that makes setting up your microphones a breeze. But, hold on a second, what’s this? The 3/8 thread is causing some serious slowdown? Ain’t nobody got time for that! I mean, not only is it eating up precious time, but it’s also making me worry about ruining the thread of my precious Cinela or Cyclone. That’s a nightmare waiting to happen!

Luckily, the universe has answered in the form of the Rycote PCS-Boom Connector. This great piece of gear not only protects the thread on my Cinela, but it also saves me a boatload of time when I’m swapping between the Nanopole, Boompole, and Pistol Grip. It’s perfect for field recording and for boom operators on-the-go – no more worries about damaging threads or wasting time!

Feel free to give it a try, and I promise you’ll appreciate having this handy tool between your microphone and wind protection.

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In conclusion, the Manfrotto Nanopole is a handy gadget that makes setting up microphones quick and easy, while also being lightweight and fitting snugly in a bag. However, the 3/8 thread on the Nanopole can cause some slowdown and potential damage to expensive equipment. The Rycote PCS-Boom Connector is a great solution to protect threads and save time, making it perfect for field recording and boom operators on-the-go. The affordable Ulanzi MT49 carbon light stand is also worth considering as an alternative to the Manfrotto Carbon Nanopole. Overall, having these tools on hand can make a big difference for audio and video professionals who are constantly on the move.


Who would have thought a handy sound recorder in Cambodia would lead us here?

Hi there we’re Marcel and Libby and every sound on this site has been recorded by us. For nearly 7 years, we’ve been traveling around the world recording unique sounds for others to use! 

If you’re curious and want to learn more about our journey traveling full-time as sound recordists you can read on here or on CNN Travel.

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