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Re: Sony PCM-M10 windscreens

Subject: Re: Sony PCM-M10 windscreens
From: "Peter Shute" pshute2
Date: Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:20 pm ((PDT))
I'm reluctant to pay $50 for something that doesn't work very well, and I h=
ave a roll of that wire in the garage. I had considered making my own, but =
assumed that the fur on the commercial ones was "special" in some way.=0D
Peter Shute=0D
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Subject: Re: [Nature Recordists] Re: Sony PCM-M10 windscreens=0D
I'll wade in here as I've dealt with wind noise myself with my Marantz PMD6=
Message: 61. 
Subject: The windscreens mentioned are not very effective and yes they fall 
 To really handle wind noise there needs to be a cushion of still air surro=
unding 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 expe=
rience 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 wire scr=
een material available at hardware stores that has 1/2" grid and is stiff. =
I cut and bent it into a box,covered it with fake fur and lined the edges w=
ith adhesive felt to prevent scratching my recorder. This setup records in =
strong wind and never clips. It's all on the principal of the Blimp for sho=
tgun mics. Hope you are handy with tools and if so you will prevail. I gues=
s that's more than 2 cents worth.=0D
John Brenneman=0D

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