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This could be by system design/specification. Please check the documentation: Specifically pay attention to these details:


I found a cheap way of doing this. I went online and found a scientific equipment supplier and ordered a few "Retort Clamps" (picture below) for a few pounds each - very cheap and will fasten almost anything to a mic stand at any angle. I think these will do the job and potentially many more around the studio.


Why not use a lighting umbrella, straight into a light stand - made for each other. Random picture from Google… The lighting clamps generally come with adaptors &/or inserts so they'll fit a mic stand thread [either size], or otherwise they'll just drop right over the end of a standard mic stand & clamp to the straight rod underneath. …or… gaffa ...

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