Having trouble recording someone whistling

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by maestrodog, Aug 19, 2006.

  1. maestrodog

    maestrodog Guest

    I'm tracking a guy whistling.... I know ..... anyway every mic position I try does not seem to eliminate or drastically reduce the "wind sound" of the whistler. I've recorded all sorts of odd ball things, but this has presented a challenge! Suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I have three hours to figure this out - the session starts at 9PM EDT. Thanks!!!
  2. MadTiger3000

    MadTiger3000 Active Member

    Nov 16, 2004
    The whistling champion from 3 years ago swears by a Royer PS-101 wind screen.

    No lie.
  3. Travis

    Travis Guest

    im no expert at recording but, have you tried positioning the mic away from the direction of the whistling? im not sure if this will offer the sensitivity to pick up the whistling but thats all i can think of.

  4. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

    Sep 26, 2005
    You give him 1 microphone to play into.

    You position a second microphone approximately 2 feet away to record with into an additional track.

    Now wasn't that easy?
    Ms. Remy Ann David
  5. therecordingart

    therecordingart Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    Mic his cheek/corner of his mouth with the mic pointing almost the the same way he is facing. I'm not being a smart ass....do it. I can guarantee you'll get what you want.
  6. corrupted

    corrupted Guest

    Damn, that makes perfect sense. None of the HF would be masked, no wind would hit the mic.

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