Currently I'm traveling and recording China. I got quite a scare when the output of one of my Dpa 4060's was only 50% of the other mic level. I inspected the fragile microdot connector afraid it's phantom feed might have shortcircuited or something alike. It seemed fine and fortunately I found the culprit a little switch connecting the gain of the mic to the wrong channel.
It did however made me realise I need to protect the connector better, but I'm on the road without my local gear wizards around. Do you have any tips to keep my connectors from breaking or getting loose?
I'm thinking a soft paper layer plus a harder layer might do the trick. Any ideas anyone?
Thanks in advance!
Ps. Beijing is very quiet in the hutong and it's also great to record at night!
Hi guys thanks for all the tips! I realised I didn't ask the right question, but you did provide me with a good answer! What I meant to ask was: how do you protect your microdot connector in the mix bag DURING shooting and traveling, with the microphones connected and ready to record. I went to the forbidden city with my recorder in my backpack and the wires were a bit bent in the process. What I've done now is put a small (ladies) pack pf tissues around the 2 connector/wires and tape that tight enough. This protects the wires and connectors in the hustle and bustle of busy metro stations and markets.