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Re: Fabric over mics
« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2017, 01:21:32 AM »
why mount mics on shoulders and backs? You get more height when you mount them under a hat.

True but you look suspicious as hell standing there never moving your head.

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Re: Fabric over mics
« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2017, 01:48:37 AM »
GREAT links from Ronmac! Thanks! :D

The film and doc soundies tape/strap/glue/hide mics under clothing and/or on to skin every day. I have a small pelican case loaded with items for this.
If you google the following items you will find product usage tutorials:
Hide a Lav
Rycote undercover
Rycote overcover
Rode invisilav
Moleskin for mic placement
Lav belts

While digging those, I found this: DPA Microphones DMM0022 Concealer for d:screet Heavy-Duty 4060, 4061, and 4071 Microphones
http://www.dpamicrophones.com/accessories/concealer-for-dscreet-4060-4061-4062-4063-4071

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It features a separable construction; the top of the concealer can be separated from the base. This allows you to affix the base to clothing, yet allows the top part to be removed independently.

With the concealer comes a unique, detachable space bracket that secures distance to the clothing. This prevents clothing from touching the concealer; thus preventing the creation of noise. The space bracket clicks in and out of the top of the concealer.
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Re: Fabric over mics
« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2017, 08:49:07 AM »
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Good example- the top stainless wire loop is intended for the fabric to rubs against, presenting a smooth "less scratchy" surface.

I use the older non-heavy-duty DPA 406x concealers which are a similar single plastic part without the wire bits, and the clear plastic cover serves the same purpose.  The wire loop probably works better, by providing a bit of air space between the surface and mic element and making it less likely fabric will contact the mic grid mesh.

DPA's hard-rubber boundary mount adapters for these mics work well too, making for a very flat and smooth surface under fabric.  Would be good to incorporate such a wire loop into those as well, but they aren't actually intended for use under fabric.
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Re: Fabric over mics
« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2017, 10:47:17 AM »
Are the DPA 406x the same size as the Countryman B3, so that could be used with the B3?
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Re: Fabric over mics
« Reply #19 on: September 21, 2017, 03:24:04 PM »
Almost exactly the same size.  I suspect they would work, and possibly in the boundary mounts as well.

I recently gave my good B3 pair away, but I might have some old bad ones in the bin which I can test fit..
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Re: Fabric over mics
« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2017, 03:36:02 PM »
I probably should have Googled first...

DPA 4060 diameter: 5.4 mm (0.21 in)
Countryman B3 diameter: 5.8 mm (0.23 in)
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