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Re: Tascam DR680 + 2 Audio Technica AT4022 Omnidirectional Condenser

Subject: Re: Tascam DR680 + 2 Audio Technica AT4022 Omnidirectional Condenser
From: "vickipowys" vpowys
Date: Thu Jun 6, 2013 2:14 pm ((PDT))

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:
Message: 1. 
Subject: sheer stretchy lycra type of fabric
Message: 2. 
Subject: a thin woollen beanie
Message: 3. 
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  
that rig.

Vicki Powys

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
>> true?
>> With my budget, would you recommend something different?
>> Thanks!
>> Ryan

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