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Re: Sony PCM-M10 windscreens

Subject: Re: Sony PCM-M10 windscreens
From: "John Brenneman" jbird1946
Date: Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:54 am ((PDT))
I'll wade in here as I've dealt with wind noise myself with my Marantz  PMD=
Message: 661.  
Subject: The windscreens mentioned are not very effective and yes they fall of=
f.  To really handle wind noise there needs to be a cushion of still air su=
rrounding the mic capsules and from experience it needs to be an inch or so=
 in all directions.  Some use a foam cover and then fake fur over this.  My=
 experience is that this is not enough in a moderate to strong wind because=
 the fur touches the foam which touches the mic.  I crafted a box out of wi=
re screen material available at hardware stores that has 1/2" grid and is s=
tiff.  I cut and bent it into a box,covered it with fake fur and lined the =
edges with adhesive felt to prevent scratching my recorder.  This setup rec=
ords in strong wind and never clips.  It's all on the principal of the Blim=
p for shotgun mics. Hope you are handy with tools and if so you will prevai=
l. I guess that's more than 2 cents worth.

John Brenneman

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