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Re: Physics of moisture-induced mic noise

Subject: Re: Physics of moisture-induced mic noise
From: "" antti_sa=
Date: Mon Jan 4, 2010 1:39 pm ((PST))

Just for reference, in my experience AKG C451 can have problems with
humidity/moisture even in studio/indoor recording senarios (e.g.
perspiration from drummer has caused the mics to pop when used as
overheads, which is a shame as they sound great as overheads).


Antti Saario

On Mon, 4 January, 2010 5:10 pm, Scott Fraser wrote:

> Mics: (2X) AKG C451/CK1/A51 swivel joints. (Externally polarized
> condenser.) Inside Rycote blimp with fabric cover & furry windshield. Noi=
> event: Frequent (several per second) popping.
> Conditions: Tropical rainforest, Costa Rica.
> Time: Daytime.
> Age of mics: Probably at least 12 - 15 years.

Dr Antti Sakari Saario
Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA)
Lancaster University, LA1 4YW, UK
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