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Old April 21st, 2011, 03:42 AM   #1
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Rode NTG2 - high pass filter problem

I used the NTG2 a while back and it was fairly breezy but even with a windshield had terrible sound. Having looked over the forums it would seem that the problem lies in the high pass filter switch. I'm now in the market for a shotgun mic and my question was does taping over the switch solve the problem?

I don't like the idea of using tape on a brand new mic to get it to work satisfactorily but I'm not sure i want to pay the extra for an NTG3. Im sure its much better but I'm using the shotgun for GV/b-roll audio, vox pops and perhaps the occasional piece to camera, and not sure for those reasons the additional outlay is worth it.

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Old April 21st, 2011, 08:30 AM   #2
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Re: Rode NTG2 - high pass filter problem

Which windshield did you use? If it's really breezy, anything less than a good-quality furry cover or better yet a zeppelin, may be insufficient to prevent wind noise.
Any opening in the mic can cause wind noise. I'd suggest you tape over the switch with a small piece of black gaffer's tape and test it out in real world conditions.
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Old April 21st, 2011, 08:43 AM   #3
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Re: Rode NTG2 - high pass filter problem

I had a 'dead cat' on it. Just doing vox pops.

I'll see what the other feedback is, if inconclusive i'll look to hire one and do some tests.

Thanks for the reply.
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Old April 21st, 2011, 10:17 AM   #4
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The dead cat isn't that great in wind. I would highly recommend a Rycote softie and a piece of black gaff tape on the switch and the XLR connector. YouTube - Reducing Wind Noise
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Old April 21st, 2011, 10:25 AM   #5
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Great video, very informative. Thanks
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