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To windscreen or not to . . .

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by Scott_Fouts, Oct 9, 2003.

  1. Scott_Fouts

    Scott_Fouts Guest

    alright - here's the situation. doing some recordings in a live environment, and a couple of the mic's i'm using seem to be picking up a bit of the room "hiss" from the ventalition system, etc. since this is a public venue - i cannot turn off the ventalation system.

    'm wondering if you guys think that putting the windscreens on my nt5's will help with the problem or cause more loss of signal and make it more trouble than it helps. thanks!
    scott sends . . .
  2. robchittum

    robchittum Guest

    Get you some air filters and cover the vents - maybe that would knock some of the hiss down. I don't think windscreens would help the problem. Good luck. The other is to turn the air off while recording - a pain, but may be worth it.

  3. white swan

    white swan Guest

    A windscreen won't do much. Remember that sound doesn't go around corners very well, so if you put something big and absorbent between the mic and the air vent, it should cut down quite a bit of the hiss. If nothing else, try a moving blanket draped over an extended boom stand.
  4. RecorderMan

    RecorderMan Distinguished Member

    Mar 28, 2001
    don't have the mics in the direct path of moving air...and once the music starts you won't hear it anyway.

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