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Re: Are windscreens a necessity for indoor shows?
« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2018, 10:07:02 AM »
Directional mics? absolutely, yes.
Omni's? not so much, unless there is a heavy HVAC presence.
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Re: Are windscreens a necessity for indoor shows?
« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2018, 10:15:45 AM »
I don't always use them indoors, whether I do or not depends on lots of things including all the reasons mentioned above.

Or you could just go big ass shures if you think you will do a bunch of outdoor taping. That way you only buy 1 set for the time being

Even though BAS might seem costly and overkill for inside, using the same screen everywhere can be advantageous for a couple reasons-
You can determine then start from the same base-line high-frequency EQ correction for all recordings, and BAS provides substantial protection from impact and "accidental indoor beverage precipitation" and the like.
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Re: Are windscreens a necessity for indoor shows?
« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2018, 10:16:50 AM »
what if wind screens dont fit your microphones?
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Re: Are windscreens a necessity for indoor shows?
« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2018, 10:44:37 AM »

I currently use the DPA UA0896 indoors and the Movo WST50 outdoors. Inexpensive indoor screens like the Rycotes that Gordon linked to are usually adequate for indoor HVAC or fans blowing your way.

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I almost always have some kind of screen on even indoors when I don't anticipate the need for moving air protection. I've mellowed out and don't go to as many rowdy shows as I used to but there is always the possibility some one will throw a beer or something equally goofy. If my mics are up in the air I'm not as worried but if on the stage lip I get a little nervous since I'm not typically hovering over them.
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Re: Are windscreens a necessity for indoor shows?
« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2018, 11:59:02 AM »
Take your mics down to the local Guitar Center or music store and just by a cheap pair to cover them.  You shouldn't pay a lot because the plastic bag them come is doesn't say Neumann or Schoeps on it.
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Re: Are windscreens a necessity for indoor shows?
« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2018, 12:23:26 PM »
"accidental indoor beverage precipitation" and the like.
^^^^^^^^ This is not as uncommon as we would like to think!
To answer the OP- I generally always use windscreens indoors, the small ones if possible, but the BAS Shure A81WS are the Go-To screens. You just never know when the HVAC system will kick in or some bar has fans on the ceiling or sidewalls. (looking at you Tipitinas!)
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Are windscreens a necessity for indoor shows?
« Reply #21 on: June 05, 2018, 01:25:32 PM »
I can only think of one or two times that I have not used windscreens indoors. And a few times where I wish I was running bigger screens indoors due to fans or HVAC vents. Easier to put on a screen than worry about it or have a recording screwed up by wind noise.

Movo WSTT50 might replace my Big Ass Shures with Dead rats, but I'll need to have more confidence before I commit.

You can find the right size of a small windscreen on the wind tech web site. http://www.windtech.tv/
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Re: Are windscreens a necessity for indoor shows?
« Reply #22 on: June 05, 2018, 01:45:29 PM »


A pair of MOVO WSTT50's is less than the price of a couple of good pizzas, Rory....go for it..!

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Are windscreens a necessity for indoor shows?
« Reply #23 on: June 05, 2018, 01:45:44 PM »
Oh, I have them already. And have used them indoors when needed due to fans and HVAC. Just not sure about outdoors yet where the BAS and rats have treated me so well over the years. Why mess with success?
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Re: Are windscreens a necessity for indoor shows?
« Reply #24 on: June 05, 2018, 01:47:47 PM »
Yep, go with what works, until it's broken.  ;D :cheers:

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Re: Are windscreens a necessity for indoor shows?
« Reply #25 on: June 05, 2018, 02:14:09 PM »
My BAS literally fell apart so I decided to switch it up and try the movo's.  one show out of about 10 or so with just a tad of noise and it was crazy windy!
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Re: Are windscreens a necessity for indoor shows?
« Reply #26 on: June 05, 2018, 02:19:05 PM »
I keep my capsules in windscreens while transporting them but don't use them inside.
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Re: Are windscreens a necessity for indoor shows?
« Reply #27 on: June 05, 2018, 04:18:10 PM »
I keep my capsules in windscreens while transporting them but don't use them inside.
That's what mashed down my old 0896s.
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Re: Are windscreens a necessity for indoor shows?
« Reply #28 on: June 05, 2018, 05:14:50 PM »
Another vote for the Movo WSTT50. They are bomber. Thanks, capnhook for the recommendation a while back. They go on the mics every time.

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Re: Are windscreens a necessity for indoor shows?
« Reply #29 on: June 05, 2018, 06:02:13 PM »
Another vote for the Movo WSTT50. They are bomber. Thanks, capnhook for the recommendation a while back. They go on the mics every time.

https://www.movophoto.com/products/movo-wstt50-premium-quality-ballistic-nylon-windscreen-shotgun

I'm sure it's here somewhere but how do those compare to the movo WS80 (furry ones)?
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