I have an issue with a gig I do every few months.
I record live speeches in outdoor environments around the world.
Some of the locations can get extremely windy within a matter of minutes.
What I need is extremely good wind protection for two MK41 capsules on a gooseneck, while still looking good on camera (i.e. I am not able to place a large furry windjammer on the mics even though I would love to, it's got to look good on camera still).
Another requirement is along with the extreme wind protection from large fast gusts, it's got to still yield good tonality for a voice. Kind of a catch 22, but I know there must be something out there and I really would appreciate anyone's help on sorting this out.
Specific things I have tried:
- Schoeps B5D - Looks great on camera but not enough for strong wind.
- Schoeps B20 - Good on camera but tonality sounds horrible for some reason.
- Schoeps W20 - Great protection, sounds great, just too big and furry for the camera.
- DPA foams - Great for indoor PA speeches, not enough protection for outdoors.
- Various Sennheiser foam - Sounds good, not enough protection.
- Rycote Softie - Not exactly the most optimum tonality I'm looking for.
Does anyone have any experience in this area or any leads on tricks or tips I can use?