Mic blimp size - is it all the same?
Posted 14 September 2008 - 04:25 PM
Does putting a small mic in a big blimp cause any audio problems, wind noise, reverb, other weirdness? If I can get by with just the one blimp/muff it will save me a few hundred bucks, but if having the smaller blimp will give noticeably better results, I guess I'll get one of those somewhere down the line.
Posted 14 September 2008 - 06:20 PM
Posted 14 September 2008 - 09:38 PM
Don't waste $800. For between $150 and $250 you can buy a zeppelin for your mic that does EXACTLY the same thing.
I've got a Rycote version of what Walter's recommending. It works great. Blimps are good but I'm not convinced that they are better.
Posted 15 September 2008 - 04:15 PM
Just like most of you guys advocating 35mm over any digital format for it's generally superior quality, I doubt every sound guy would spend the money on those pricey zeppelin systems unless the product was necessary and worth it.
Posted 15 September 2008 - 06:25 PM
Walter's B&H link lead me to the Rycote modular windscreen, though, which might be a slightly cheaper way to go. I haven't been able to find any comparisons between the modular windscreen and the regular old Sennheiser blimp, so I'm not sure if it's worth the extra $100.
Posted 15 September 2008 - 07:41 PM
Posted 15 September 2008 - 07:58 PM