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    Raincover advice


    I'm using a Marantz PMD-661 MK II field recorder with a Sennheiser ME66 mic.
    I shoot very long relaxing videos in nature, for example:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJIYOPDFWBo

    My problem is the rain.
    I'm looking for a raincover or a rainshield to protect microphone from rain without affecting the audio quality.
    I have a Micover windscreen, which is pretty good, but it's not waterproof at all.

    Thanks.

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    Unfortunately, even Gore-Tex will disrupt the audio capture. It's tricky with a shotgun microphone.

    I suggest you get yourself a tripod umbrella or something of the sort. You could probably DIY a microphone stand with an adjustable clamp at on the head which you can then fasten an umbrella size of your choice to the tripod; this is the cheapest route probably.


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    Thanks for your tip. I was thinking that too, but I'm afraid the raindrops on the umbrella could be too loud. Anyway, I'm gonna try it out. Thanks.

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    Stone wool with aluminium cover as a small roof for the mic.
    The aluminium towards the mic. wool to the sky.
    Did not try it but sure it works.
    will try it later.

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    klankbeeld wrote:
    Stone wool with aluminium cover as a small roof for the mic.
    The aluminium towards the mic. wool to the sky.
    Did not try it but sure it works.
    will try it later.

    How would you suspend the "roof"?

    Plus, it would have to be at an angle to minimise the volume of the tapping drops of water.


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    Headphaze wrote:
    klankbeeld wrote:
    Stone wool with aluminium cover as a small roof for the mic.
    The aluminium towards the mic. wool to the sky.
    Did not try it but sure it works.
    will try it later.

    How would you suspend the "roof"?

    Plus, it would have to be at an angle to minimise the volume of the tapping drops of water.

    Be creative wink

    Look; http://www.canford.co.uk/Products/74-7163_RYCOTE-214113-DUCK-RAINCOVER-3-For-WS3-or-small-Super-shield-microphone-windshield

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    Headphaze and klankbeeld, thank you for your tips.
    I think I'm going to try to combine your solutions.
    I will use a covered umbrella with a clamp and flexible arm.
    Meanwhile I have also found that Rycote Duck cover, but this DIY solution seems more flexible. It can cover my camera too in some cases. My camera and the mic are on different tripods, but sometimes they are pretty close to each other, so an umbrella can cover both.
    I'll post pictures of the result smile

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    Great. Yes some pictures would be great to see your result.

    Hope the solution works sufficiently for you. smile


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