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Old January 3rd, 2010, 01:59 AM   #1
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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?
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 02:25 AM   #2
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Er.............

Link, perhaps?

Not intimately aquainted with mentioned transducer.


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Old January 3rd, 2010, 02:51 AM   #3
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chris, a quick google search turned this up: Blue | Dragonfly - Cardioid Condenser Mic | DRAGONFLY | B&H
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 03:08 AM   #4
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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.


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Old January 3rd, 2010, 07:27 AM   #5
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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.
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 09:46 AM   #6
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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
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 01:19 PM   #7
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These people make a very wide variety of foam and fur windscreen products for about all microphone brands and models...
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Old January 4th, 2010, 01:42 PM   #8
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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.

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Old January 4th, 2010, 02:24 PM   #9
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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.
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Old January 4th, 2010, 02:31 PM   #10
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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.
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Old January 5th, 2010, 09:21 AM   #11
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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.
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Old January 5th, 2010, 05:37 PM   #12
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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.
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Old January 5th, 2010, 05:51 PM   #13
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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.
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Old January 6th, 2010, 11:18 AM   #14
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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.
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Old January 6th, 2010, 01:48 PM   #15
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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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