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Offline fandelive

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Need information on *that* acoustically transparent hat
« on: March 05, 2016, 01:56:34 AM »
I've read a bunch of old threads lately about a hat that is said to be acoustically transparent.
I took a close look at some pictures of this particular hat on several online stores and I can't believe the fabric is actually 100% acoustically transparent.

Has anyone ever run a comp wearing the hat (mics mounted under) vs. without the hat obstructing the mics ?
Is there a particular spot where I should mount the mics inside the hat ?

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Re: Need information on *that* acoustically transparent hat
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2016, 04:28:15 PM »
I have recorded 700+ shows stealth with
a Kangol Ventair and the results are pretty
sweet. The mic config inside the hat is going
to be a big factor in how good it sounds.
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Re: Need information on *that* acoustically transparent hat
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2016, 12:15:27 PM »
I've only run a handful of shows in my kangol vent air, sounds pretty much like it did in the spot I stood or sat. You're unlikely to notice a difference, and if there is, that's the cost of doing  >:D.
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Re: Need information on *that* acoustically transparent hat
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2016, 05:01:24 PM »
Added bonus of being a windscreen as well. To Hell with those ceiling fans!
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Re: Need information on *that* acoustically transparent hat
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2016, 04:07:33 AM »
Added bonus of being a windscreen as well. To Hell with those ceiling fans!

For outside shows, I'd still use a light windscreen, though. I've had problems with wind when taping with "the hat" in the past (e.g. here).
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Re: Need information on *that* acoustically transparent hat
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2016, 07:26:48 AM »
Confirming pretty much NIL difference between "the hat" and "no hat."  Recorded many shows with about 4 or 5 different rigs in the same hat. 

I'm a very critical listener and I could hear ZERO difference.  Probably the only differences were more visible: white guy wearing "the hat" but also "no mics seen."

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Re: Need information on *that* acoustically transparent hat
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2016, 09:52:39 AM »
"That" hat is acoustically perfect for  >:D operations. The only downside is, you will feel and look like a complete tool, but do it often enough and the pain begins to numb somewhat.

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Re: Need information on *that* acoustically transparent hat
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2016, 10:27:04 AM »

...Recorded many shows with about 4 or 5 different rigs in the same hat...


Man, that must be a pretty BIGGG hat..!
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Re: Need information on *that* acoustically transparent hat
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2016, 12:15:44 PM »
Man, that must be a pretty BIGGG hat..!

It's the infamous :veryevil: hat. Also the reason why there are more stealth tapers in Mexico than anywhere else in the world.

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Re: Need information on *that* acoustically transparent hat
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2016, 01:00:38 PM »
I use an Adidas marine stretch ball cap from dicks sporting good . Same material as a mangold but way less dork effect

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Re: Need information on *that* acoustically transparent hat
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2016, 02:04:22 PM »

...Recorded many shows with about 4 or 5 different rigs in the same hat...


Man, that must be a pretty BIGGG hat..!

Smart-ass... as in four or five DIFFERENT rigs at DIFFERENT times.

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Re: Need information on *that* acoustically transparent hat
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2016, 09:55:56 AM »
Man, that must be a pretty BIGGG hat..!

It's the infamous :veryevil: hat. Also the reason why there are more stealth tapers in Mexico than anywhere else in the world.



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