Today I'm looking to find the best possible wind protection for a lav mic. Something that does a great job, yet also sounds good in the bargain. I know, a catch 22, right?
So I was thinking about it, and a question came blowing into my mind: what's the best possible position for the mic while still keeping great tonality on someone?
I mean, when I have worked on several plays at a theater and miked the actors up with the lav in the dead center of their chest, it worked HORRIBLY because whenever you say a word with an S, the air is directed straight down to your chest. Try it. Put your hand under your chin and say "Sally", and you feel a ton of air just gushing down towards that poor diaphragm.
So, obviously that's not the most ideal spot for a lav. Okay, so do you put it on the shoulder? How far do you place it to the left or right?
What is the best possible wind protection (while still sounding great) for a lav mic to ensure there are no pops or wind?