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Old March 6th, 2010, 08:54 AM   #1
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Oktava MK12 wind protection

I have an Oktava MK12 and a Baby Ball Gag Windshield but still too much wind noise in many outdoor situations.

Would a Rycote Windjammer that fits over the BBG be the next step up in wind protection or is there a better alternative?

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Old March 6th, 2010, 09:42 AM   #2
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Due to the shape of the capsule, wind may be entering though the rear of the windscreen or even at the XLR connection. Stuff up or tape over those points and it may help. I have a Windtech 'Ultrascreen US-2' which works 'OK' though I rarely use the 012 outdoors. In any case those mics are very sensitive to wind AND handling. A good shotgun with a Softie or blimp is the norm for exteriors.
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Old March 7th, 2010, 02:31 PM   #3
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AS Rick points out, the MK012 is a better indoor mic than outdoor.
But yes, the Dead Cat would be the next step with the BBG in wind noise reduction.

All the Best!
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Old March 7th, 2010, 03:59 PM   #4
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Thanks guys, appreciate your feedback :)
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Old March 11th, 2010, 10:37 AM   #5
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Howdy Greg,

You HAVE to have the BBG/Windjammer combo if that mic is heading outdoors.

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Old March 20th, 2010, 02:45 PM   #6
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Hi Greg,

Yes, I have a Rycote BBG and Rycote windjammer and it does help, some...
Rycote | Windjammer for Baby Ball Gag Windshield - $70 | 021801

But as others say, the MK012A is a very sensitive mic and in a windy environment no comparison with my Senn MK416 with a zepphelin and windjammer.

Good luck, Michael
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Old March 27th, 2010, 07:25 PM   #7
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I've clamped an OktavaMod MK-012 to a bicycle inside a BBG + windscreen and had no problems up to around 15mph.
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Old March 27th, 2010, 07:43 PM   #8
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Due to the shape of the capsule, wind may be entering though the rear of the windscreen or even at the XLR connection. Stuff up or tape over those points and it may help. I have a Windtech 'Ultrascreen US-2' which works 'OK' though I rarely use the 012 outdoors. In any case those mics are very sensitive to wind AND handling. A good shotgun with a Softie or blimp is the norm for exteriors.
Interesting link:
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