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DIY Audio Recorder Windsock

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:07 pm
by TrevorPeters
Hi guys.

I'm in the process of putting together a recorder for use in the field and while looking around for bits and pieces I ran across this little video on making your own wind sock.

I've noticed a number of people have had wasted recordings due to wind so I thought this might help a bit.

Once I get all the other components, I will try making one of these for my setup.

DIY Wind Muff for an Audio Recorder

Re: DIY Audio Recorder Windsock

Posted: Sun May 21, 2017 3:39 pm
by Rusty2
Hey Trevor , how did you go with the windscreen ?

I saw this , https://www.broad-horizon-nature.co.uk/ ... arison.htm , seems like the dead kitten is the way to go , horrible name though .

Re: DIY Audio Recorder Windsock

Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 4:23 pm
by TrevorPeters
Hi Rusty,

I didn't actually go anywhere with it yet.
Family has been sucking up my time at the moment and I am still waiting for stuff from China - that 4 week delivery time is rather annoying.

I looked at a bunch of different windshields including the one made for my recorder but I was a bit suspect about performance vs price for a small scrap of fuzz.
Of course being a cheap-skate had nothing to do with it - much. :D

The Rhode Deadcat would be my first choice if/when I get around to buying one.

I still haven't decided but given the fact that my time is steadily decreasing I might just cave in and buy one instead of making one from bits and bobs and maybe not getting the best performance.

Re: DIY Audio Recorder Windsock

Posted: Tue May 23, 2017 5:00 pm
by Rusty2
Hey Trevor ,
It never crossed my mind to actually use one but I can now see the benefits in using one .

Not sure if you read the above page/link but he mentions that the rode windscreen had no muffling effect , as in it apparently made no difference to the sound levels of his recordings while on the recorder .

I would have no sensible option other than to follow the indications of my field recording tests, which so far have shown no detectable muffling effect at all from the Dead Kitten - which, if true, would be a plus point in that I would have no need to apply a corrective EQ profile to my recordings.

Re: DIY Audio Recorder Windsock

Posted: Tue May 23, 2017 9:15 pm
by TrevorPeters
Yes I read that. It's very good to know.

The only difficulty with the Rode Deadcat is the size. It is designed for full-size mics and fits over the entire microphone.
You may get better traction with a Rode Deadmouse or Deadkitten as they are smaller. At least they stuck with the naming theme. :wink:

Initially I may pick up a Zoom WSU-1 because I know it will fit my Zoom H1 recorder. After that we will see how it goes.

Re: DIY Audio Recorder Windsock

Posted: Wed May 24, 2017 4:25 pm
by Rusty2
Maybe we could do a comparison with and without them for anyone that's interested .