Wind Interference

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by superiorinferior, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. superiorinferior

    superiorinferior Active Member

    Jun 29, 2011
    Nashville, Tennessee
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    Ok so I've ran into this problem ever time I've made a movie. I will eventually run into working on a day where the wind sucks and totally distorts the audio. The bad thing is it is present all over the audio. I always have to cut a ton of low end and doctor the rest so at least some is audible. Then I use a reverb to at least widen the little audio I still have. It sounds better but does anyone know a better way to correct this?
  2. bouldersound

    bouldersound Real guitars are for old people. Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2010
    Boulder, Colorado
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    What kind of mic are you using? There are foam and fuzzy windscreens for most mics commonly used in video and film. Try [URL="link removed Photo and Video[/URL].
  3. AUD10

    AUD10 Active Member

    Mar 20, 2005
    Have a look a Rycote wind shields.
  4. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    Mar 20, 2008
    currently Billings
    +1 on Rycote Blimp. Also look at the Deadcat.
  5. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

    Sep 26, 2005
    Try putting a sock over your microphone. Make sure you haven't been wearing it otherwise a singer might think that your microphone stinks.

    That's why they call it a wind sock. That's what the original was. A dead cat or a fox may also be used. Although I recommend foam or one of those very fuzzy fake for types.

    Omni directional microphones don't suffer from as much wind noise out of doors.

    EV 635
    Mx. Remy Ann David

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