It ain't the heat...

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by Brian Middleton, Jun 12, 2001.

  1. I've got a basement studio where the humidity fluctuates quite a bit with the seasons. It never gets as high as 80%, but it does get into the 70's sometimes in the summer. I run a dehumidifier as often as I can, but it's not automatic, and if I go away for a July weekend, it's up over 70 when I get back.

    Are these levels of humidity bad for my equipment, and particularly for my mics? If so, how have others dealt with this problem? Is there any practical solution short of sticking an air conditioner in the wall? (I'm hoping to avoid this because of the cost, energy hog factor, etc.)

  2. Ang1970

    Ang1970 Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2000
    I would look into getting a new dehumidifier.
  3. realdynamix

    realdynamix Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Brian, vent the room, try to keep some air flowing through there, get a kitchen vent fan, and some vinyl duct, and keep the air moving. Running a de-humidifier is like a window AC anyhow, if you are going to use a de-humidifier, may as well punch a hole, and put in 5000btu AC. AC will remove the moisture more efficiently, plus you get cooling to boot. Of course you will have to turn it off while tracking.
    Just a suggestion,

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