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    Ways to reduce handling noise

    I've been using Rycote Invision INV-7-HG-Mark III shockmount with softgrip handlebar and before that I tried Rode Blimp. Both solutions picked up my handling noise pretty much. Type of my mic (AT BP4025) is also contributing to this situation. I had less issues with Rode VideoMic Pro and Rode NTG4+

    I slightly hear my bones clinking in lows, no matter how steady I try to hold it. My shoulder, elbow or hand bones make a sound eventually.

    So far I tried the handling the softgrip with padded gloves as well as switching the low-frequency roll-off on. These have mitigated the issue to a point. What else do you suggest?

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    I'm using a mic which is reasonably good at resisting this handling noise but I would like to know if there are any methods, tools or plugins

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    It might not apply to your mic setup, but I have found handling noise sometimes transmitted up the mic cable bypassing the mount.

    Changed to a more flexible cable, loosely stressed and well supported by light foam guides strategically placed on boom to dampen vibrations.


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    use a microphone stand, that's the better solution to avoid hand noises.

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    Ok, for a start those shock mounts aren't great. The materials are quite rigid so you'll still have problems like this. I can recommend using a shock mount with rubber suspension bands like the RODE SM4 shock mount. The tolerance for movement is quite low because the mic is suspended between rubber bands, but the tolerance for handling noise is extremely high. If you're not moving the boom back and fourth too quickly it won't be an issue.

    On the note of stands...

    To simulate a boom operator I have a suggestion which i've used before.

    You can use a vertical lighting stand with a Manfrotto Super Clamp threaded on the top. This will hold your boom pole at a right angle to the subject/talent.

    For this clamp you'll also need a "Double female thread stud" also manufactured by manfrotto.

    This method is great because you can really easily adjust the height of the stand in the vertical position.

    I hope this helps

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