Here you’ll find one of the most important accessories for field recording. Suspensions, blimps, windjammer, audio bags, which are essential for the work of amateurs and professionals alike.All this extra equipment is quickly becoming indispensable for any situation. Here are the accessories I recommend for field recording.
The microphone shock absorber is the essential accessory for any sound recordist. It’s main fonction is to filter the noises related to the friction of the hand on grip, the friction on the cables, the vibrations of the body when walking…
Good quality suspension are not cheap but they can filter a good part of the disturbing sounds, you just have to hold your breath;-).
I recommend Rycote produts who makes very good suspensions for every microphones, they make professional recording accessories.
MICROPHONE WIND PROTECTIONS
An essential purchase that goes with a microphone or a portable recorder when you want to record outdoor sounds.
The microphones are ultra sensitive, the slightest breath or rapid movement of the microphone creates a rumble that ruins your recording.
In case of strong wind, the furry windscreen is a must. Some models may affect the sound and dampen treble slightly. I mainly use Comica ones that fit Earsight mics perfectly with no complaints.
MICROPHONE BLIMP / ZEPPELIN
The ultimate solution to protect the microphone from strong wind is a blimp. Zeppelin or blimp are more efficient than windjammers because the microphone is surrounded by an air capsule protected from the wind. Rendering is better than windjammer but the difference is second to none.
Another essential accessory is the carrying bag. It’s possible to use a backpack or a shoulder bag (those for photography are very well designed with removable velcro parts) but audio bags are designed to carry all the equipment with confidence. They simplify cable management and provides access to important functions of the equipment.
Here the choice is large and it’s important that your choice fits to your equipment.
Dont forger to buy good quality cables too, because they can affect the render of your mics (they carry very low voltage informations from capsule to preamp so they must be shielded and with good transmission quality).
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