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Subject: 3. Re: Advice please on what mics for recording in quiet outdoor enviro
From: "rock_scallop" rock_scallop
Date: Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:52 am ((PDT))
Hi Mike,
Yes, an oblate spheroid shape intuitively makes sense to me. 
While testing my newest windscreen design this spring, I may have discovered 
that UFO shaped windscreens may inadvertently act as decoys attracting actual 
miniature UFOs. (of course I think I am just kidding... maybe)

Just take a listen what I recorded this spring out on remote public lands in 
Central Oregon the middle of the night. I believe this is anthronoise from an 
aerial drone - not natural sound.

The wind screen is pictured in the cover art.

John Hartog

--- In  "Mike Rooke" <> wrote:
> Or try a UFO?
> Old fan case refashioned into a mic blimp...
> -M
> --- In  Peter Shute <pshute@> wrote:
> >
> > David, you mentioned earlier that you intend making a windshield using 
> > hanging baskets, so I assume you mean spherical. Is that the best shape, or 
> > would a flattened sphere be better? Wouldn't a sphere be more likely to 
> > create turbulence on the downwind side because of the large cross section 
> > presented to the wind? Or a football shape (not soccer, I mean egg shaped), 
> > pointed into the wind, assuming the wind direction is constant?
> > 
> > Peter Shute
> > 
> > >-----Original Message-----
> > >From: 
> > > On Behalf Of Avocet
> > >Sent: Wednesday, 12 September 2012 11:49 PM
> > >To: 
> > >Subject: Re: [Nature Recordists] Re: Advice please on what mics for
> > >recording in quiet outdoor environments
> > 
> > >The windshield itself must produce minimum turbulence by having as
> > >rounded a shape as possible all over, not just it front of the mic.
> > >Avoid all sharp corners or sharp curves. Make sure a stand or support
> > >is not producing turbulence.
> >

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