I agree, you will need some wind protection, it only takes a light
breeze to ruin a recording.
For my various DIY foam SASSes I use several layers:
Subject: sheer stretchy lycra type of fabric
Subject: a thin woollen beanie
Subject: an open-knit furry mohair 'beanie' or similar, green is a good
colour for camo
I really can't pick the difference if I remove some of the layers, so
I generally leave them all on, and that protects the mics from the
elements as well
Good luck with your recording, you should get some good sounds with
On 07/06/2013, at 1:46 AM, rock_scallop wrote:
> Hi Ryan,
> You will probably want to add wind protection. Even a very slight
> breeze blowing against an unprotected capsule will likely create
> distortion. It can be hard to find times with no wind at all, even
> deep in a forest. "Really windy" usually means something different
> to the nature recordist than to the average person.
> There are a variety of materials and methods people use to make
> wind screens. Lightweight polar fleece (but not the wind block
> type) has worked pretty well for me.
> John Hartog
> --- In Ryan Logtenberg
> <> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Time to stop sitting on the sideline for me. This is what I plan on
>> buying to record some nice
>> soundscapes in the forest.
>> My cost will be around $1300 for this kit:
>> Tascam DR680
>> 2 x AT4022 Omnidirectional condensers
>> 1 foam/cork yoga block that I'll use to create an DIY SASS array
>> 1 generic tripod
>> I have heard that I don't need to really worry about wind noise with
>> these types of microphones except in really windy locations. Is this
>> With my budget, would you recommend something different?