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Re: Outdoor Festival Windscreens
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2016, 11:47:02 PM »
'Didn't mean to imply that you were.  What is implied, though is that you ran screens on the CP-2's and some newcomers reading this may not have understood the significance of omnis in the wind.  It's all good.  :-*
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Re: Outdoor Festival Windscreens
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2016, 06:55:08 AM »
The Rode WS8 works great for me, and much cheaper than the Rycote option.

I can understand not wanting the white / gray Movo clone of the Softie, but Movo also makes a Super Softie clone that is all black:
http://www.amazon.com/Movo-Professional-Windscreen-Technology-Microphones/dp/B00YHTUCQM

But be aware that Rycote really *do*know the science behind wind protection and the hairy fabric that Rycote use is a very special design and used only by them.

I do know more about it's construction, but I'm not going to go into details on a public forum with details that have been given to me in confidence.  But the construction of Rycote's Windjammer fabric is designed to maximise the supression of wind noise while, at the same time, minimising high frequency loss and colouration.


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Re: Outdoor Festival Windscreens
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2016, 12:36:23 PM »
This thread is useless without pictures, eh?.....I agree  8)

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Re: Outdoor Festival Windscreens
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2016, 12:52:27 PM »
^ When it comes to tech notes, I don't particularly care about the mic height all that much except sometimes if there's some loud conversation heard on the recording you can confirm that the mics were at or not much above head height.  Sometimes it's nice to know the left/right orientation of the mics to the SBD since it can sometimes explain some misplaced imaging that's heard on the recording, but I don't usually give that information in my notes if the imaging is good on my recording.
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Re: Outdoor Festival Windscreens
« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2016, 11:52:49 AM »

The WS9 is made for mics that are 21mm diameter.  The WS8 (what I'm using) is for 20mm mics.  I doubt that 1mm is going to make much of a difference.  The WS8 is fur around open-cell foam with a rubber ring at the opening that grips against the mic body.  It doesn't "seal" like the Rycote Softie and the Movo clones, but I have had zero problems with wind noise leaking in.  The WS8s could be squished a bit, but I prefer to keep them un-squished in a vinyl banker's bag.

Have mics this size:

Microphone Length:
30mm (1.18in); 71mm (2.8in) (incl. connector)

Microphone diameter:
19mm (0.75in)

Above:
 WS9 is made for mics that are 21mm mic diameter
 WS8 is made for mics that are 20mm mic diameter.

The mics inquiring about are 19mm diameter and 30MM long.

Would any of the above wind screen options complete seal the microphone in the back and not be too tight of a fit?

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Re: Outdoor Festival Windscreens
« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2016, 01:09:10 PM »
I just can't shake the Rycote Softies, I am going to save my pennies and never look back.
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Re: Outdoor Festival Windscreens
« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2016, 12:35:56 AM »
This thread is useless without pictures, eh?.....I agree  8)

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Re: Outdoor Festival Windscreens
« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2016, 12:07:07 AM »
I went with the Rycote Softies. I was surprised with their size...looking forward to the festivals this summer!

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Re: Outdoor Festival Windscreens
« Reply #24 on: April 12, 2016, 09:20:45 PM »
I went with the Rycote Softies. I was surprised with their size...looking forward to the festivals this summer!

Nice choice! Cant EVER go wrong with a Rycote product ;) 8)

That said, Id LOVE to hear the Rycote Softies comped against the Movo WS80 SS clones that I have, side by side with the same mics>everything! Wishful thinking I guess lol :) ;D

Nolamule, if I had the $$, or was just buying for [1] pair of mics, I probably would've gone with the Rycote's too ;)
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Re: Outdoor Festival Windscreens
« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2016, 06:41:18 AM »

That said, Id LOVE to hear the Rycote Softies comped against the Movo WS80 SS clones that I have, side by side with the same mics>everything! Wishful thinking I guess lol :) ;D

The Movo is *not* a "clone" - it's a "copy" if it's anything at all.

There is a lot of science that goes into the design and manufacture of windshields - and you need to fully understand the science to make one properly.

There are so many copy products around where the copyist has not properly understood the science and makes an inferior product - though it may superficially look similar.

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Re: Outdoor Festival Windscreens
« Reply #26 on: April 13, 2016, 07:00:43 AM »
Movos are working fine for me.  Cheap, too.

Give them a try.....let's get some more anecdotal evidence, at least.

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Re: Outdoor Festival Windscreens
« Reply #27 on: April 13, 2016, 09:19:21 AM »
I went with the Rycote Softies. I was surprised with their size...looking forward to the festivals this summer!

Nice choice! Cant EVER go wrong with a Rycote product ;) 8)

That said, Id LOVE to hear the Rycote Softies comped against the Movo WS80 SS clones that I have, side by side with the same mics>everything! Wishful thinking I guess lol :) ;D

Nolamule, if I had the $$, or was just buying for [1] pair of mics, I probably would've gone with the Rycote's too ;)

maybe our paths will cross this summer and we can run that mk41 movo/rycote comp!

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Re: Outdoor Festival Windscreens
« Reply #28 on: July 22, 2016, 11:04:24 AM »
After finally having a chance to listen to a bunch of outdoor recordings I made back in April and May, I have to say I'm disappointed with the Movos.  While I don't have any direct comps, I've gone years running either Shure a81ws or DPA ua0896+fur and I'm noticing far more frequent instances of wind rumble on my recordings with the Movos than I ever have using the other screens.  My guess is that the fur on the Movos isn't up to the task.  Caveat emptor.  Yes, they're cheap and look the part, but I don't think they're worth the gamble to save a few dollars.
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Re: Outdoor Festival Windscreens
« Reply #29 on: July 22, 2016, 05:28:45 PM »
Amen, cheap is cheap

 

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