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Subject: Re: Sony PCM-M10 windscreens
From: "johndusek3" johndusek3
Date: Sat Jun 11, 2011 4:29 pm ((PDT))
Hi John -

Would you have a picture of the windscreen structure you built from the wir=
e screen material (called "hardware cloth" in this part of the world)?

It might inspire some ideas :-)



--- In  John Brenneman <> wro=
> I'll wade in here as I've dealt with wind noise myself with my Marantz  P=
MD661.  The windscreens mentioned are not very effective and yes they fall =
off.  To really handle wind noise there needs to be a cushion of still air =
surrounding 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 becau=
se the fur touches the foam which touches the mic.  I crafted a box out of =
wire screen 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 th=
e edges with adhesive felt to prevent scratching my recorder.  This setup r=
ecords in strong wind and never clips.  It's all on the principal of the Bl=
imp for shotgun mics. Hope you are handy with tools and if so you will prev=
ail. I guess that's more than 2 cents worth.
> John Brenneman

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