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Gints Klimanis January 3rd, 2010 12:59 AM

Wind guard for studio microphone
 
I've taken a liking to using two microphones for my camera: one shotgun and the other a BLUE Dragonfly set at a lower recording level to capture peaks faithfully. I'm using a "dead cat" for the shotgun to guard against wind noise in outdoor recording. What would I use on something the size and shape of the BLUE?

Chris Soucy January 3rd, 2010 01:25 AM

Er.............
 
Link, perhaps?

Not intimately aquainted with mentioned transducer.


CS

Trevor Meeks January 3rd, 2010 01:51 AM

chris, a quick google search turned this up: Blue | Dragonfly - Cardioid Condenser Mic | DRAGONFLY | B&H

Chris Soucy January 3rd, 2010 02:08 AM

Thanks, Trevor.........
 
But that wasn't really my point, whatever.

Rycote denies all knowledge, so does Rhode.

Guess it's a "back to you" scenario, Gints - it's centre swivelled, which means just about any "ball" sock is going to have to be slit to fit.

If no one has an off the cuff answer, you'll have to wing it.


CS

John Willett January 3rd, 2010 06:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gints Klimanis (Post 1467349)
I've taken a liking to using two microphones for my camera: one shotgun and the other a BLUE Dragonfly set at a lower recording level to capture peaks faithfully. I'm using a "dead cat" for the shotgun to guard against wind noise in outdoor recording. What would I use on something the size and shape of the BLUE?

Is this for indoor or outdoor use?

Assuming outdoor - from the picture it looks like the mount and elastic can be removed - so it should then fit inside a Rycote Basket Windshield or S-series.

Jerry Porter January 3rd, 2010 08:46 AM

For indoor use these are great ASVS6 Microphone Popper Stopper Pop Filter Screen -  Mic Pop Filters- Mic Mounts, Windscreens, & Pop-Filters- Microphones- Pro Audio Accessories- Accessories- PSSL.com

Richard Crowley January 3rd, 2010 12:19 PM

These people make a very wide variety of foam and fur windscreen products for about all microphone brands and models...
Olsen Audio Group: WindTech Microphone Windscreen & Mic Muff Home Page

Gints Klimanis January 4th, 2010 12:42 PM

Blue Microphones

I'm using the microphone indoors without a wind guard of any kind. For outdoor use in windy conditions, I'd prefer to find a "dead cat" that will fit the BLUE Dragonfly microphone. Thanks for all of your suggestions, guys. Richard's suggestion for the Olson foam guards are probably the best I can do for now short of sewing my own Dead Cat from fake fur.

Rick L. Allen January 4th, 2010 01:24 PM

Since you are using it in a studio I think what you are really looking for is a "pop filter" (mesh disc on a holder/stand).

The mesh screen on your mic surrounds the mic element so you already have a wind/pop filter built in. Most sound guys remove any wind guards indoors so as to get the cleanest (least colored) sound possible.

Bruce Foreman January 4th, 2010 01:31 PM

If you're after a "wind muff" sort of thing the folks at TheWindCutter.com, Professional Microphone Windscreens may be able to fit darn near any mic with something effective.

John Willett January 5th, 2010 08:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gints Klimanis (Post 1467885)
Blue Microphones

I'm using the microphone indoors without a wind guard of any kind. For outdoor use in windy conditions, I'd prefer to find a "dead cat" that will fit the BLUE Dragonfly microphone. Thanks for all of your suggestions, guys. Richard's suggestion for the Olson foam guards are probably the best I can do for now short of sewing my own Dead Cat from fake fur.

A dead cat on it's own isn't much help as wind protection comes from the volume of still air you trap round the microphone.

I still think it would fit in something like a Rycote S-series if you remove the supplied suspension.

Gints Klimanis January 5th, 2010 04:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bruce Foreman (Post 1467903)
If you're after a "wind muff" sort of thing the folks at TheWindCutter.com, Professional Microphone Windscreens may be able to fit darn near any mic with something effective.

Thanks, Bruce. I had no idea that custom muffs were available.

Gints Klimanis January 5th, 2010 04:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by John Willett (Post 1468213)
A dead cat on it's own isn't much help as wind protection comes from the volume of still air you trap round the microphone.

I still think it would fit in something like a Rycote S-series if you remove the supplied suspension.

Thanks for the explanation, John. The BLUE dragonfly diaphragm is encased in a ball-shaped screen. Would that be enough? The S-series looks good and ball-shaped foams and muffs may also be suitable.

John Willett January 6th, 2010 10:18 AM

The "ball shaped screen" is at best a popperstopper - for outside use you will really need a proper basket - check with Rycote to see if it will fit in an S-series, otherwise you would need a basket.

Rick Reineke January 6th, 2010 12:48 PM

Hi Gints,
Exactly what are you using the Blue mic for? On-camera interviews V/Os, music vocals.
An unusual choice for interviews.. . I see it has nice sensitivity specs, that's always helpful for low-talkers.


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