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Old April 11th, 2006, 04:50 AM   #1
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Wind protection for LDC's?

I'm thinking of using a large diaphragm condenser
outdoors. Does anyone make a furry for this?
I know foam won't be enough so looking
for the next step.
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Old April 11th, 2006, 07:27 AM   #2
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This is an e-bay add, but send them an e-mail with your requirements - they will custom make windscreens.

http://cgi.ebay.com/FUR-WINDSCREEN-S...QQcmdZViewItem

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Old April 11th, 2006, 07:57 AM   #3
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This is an e-bay add, but send them an e-mail with your requirements - they will custom make windscreens.

http://cgi.ebay.com/FUR-WINDSCREEN-S...QQcmdZViewItem

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Wow. Thanks a lot. Have you happened to try any
of their windscreens yourself?
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Old April 11th, 2006, 08:19 AM   #4
 
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Why not make your own? The ones on Ebay are pretty cheap, but making your own is easy, and cost is literally less than 1.00
We needed one for a live commentary on a race event, couldn't find anything to fit the 4033, so we build our own using a thin foam hair dryer cover and wolf-fur. Threw it on a 4053 later, and it actually sounded better while blocking more wind than our significantly more expensive screen from a reseller.
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Old April 11th, 2006, 08:32 AM   #5
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Making it yourself requires that the fur be
sewed together with needle and thread, correct?
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Old April 11th, 2006, 08:39 AM   #6
 
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More or less, yes. Keep the seam as small as possible. We used a sewing machine to do ours.
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Old April 11th, 2006, 08:49 AM   #7
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Well, I even have a yard of that on hand from Ben
Franklin. But one concern is is that it is totally
artificial, with no "acoustical properties". So, you're
saying that the fur doesn't have to be "special",
having "transparent acoustical propteries"?
You don't think that regular fake fur from a sewing
store will make the recording all muffled?
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you need to select the fur with a bit of prudence; where do you think Rycote and the other companies get their fur? Certainly not Walmart, but from the same distribution/manufacturers. We build ours after already owning 4-5 other dead cats/einsteins. You want a loose weave base with long fur. Test it against one of the expensive tools. you'll be surprised, if you make it right and have the correct material. We have Rycote, Lightwave, Ktek, and some no-name that came with my 4073, made in Tucson, AZ. The cheapies we made sounds better than every one of them. You can see it in a stream on the VASST site/Now Hear This page
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Old April 11th, 2006, 12:24 PM   #9
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Wow. Thanks a lot. Have you happened to try any
of their windscreens yourself?

Yes I do use them but I just do this as a hobby and have no comparisons to go by. Sounds like making your own might be the way to go.

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Old April 11th, 2006, 01:34 PM   #10
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I did some research on this a couple of years ago and discovered that the majority of "faux fur" is made by a French company called Tissavel.

The stuff Rycote uses is the same as what I got once from a reseller of fabrics dealing in faux furs. In this case, the fur is described as "crystal fox". Of course, Rycote sews a satin liner on the inside or their windjammer.

I also got a yard of "black bear" Tissavel faux fur which is some 1-5/8" (4cm) deep, and denser than the other stuff. I intended to make a cover for extreme conditions, but so far have not needed it.

I checked my old links, but can't find the "crystal fox" anymore. PreFurs has the Tissavel products.
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Originally Posted by Dave Largent
I'm thinking of using a large diaphragm condenser
outdoors. Does anyone make a furry for this?
I know foam won't be enough so looking
for the next step.

see if Rycote has anything.

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