hi, i'm looking for a low noise HQ setup which i can use in the field. i'd prefer omni mics like he mkh8020, but am distracted by the usual setup, i.e. a tripod, mic clamps, rycote baby balls etc. i wonder if someone has experience with putting two small omnis into a rycote or rode blimp? the spacing of about 30cm would be ok. recommendations appreciated, thanks, udo
depending on the wind conditions I've had good luck with the DPA foam windscreens. sound very transparent, lower profile and cost than a baby ball gag, and can get clean audio up to about 10-15 mph winds.
not for extreme conditions obviously, but they can at least get you outside.
I think you'll find that 30 cm between omnis will produce too narrow a stereo field. It's much better to use two zeppelins so you can vary the mic spacing to taste. If you want to get two spaced mics into a zeppelin, I recommend going with cardiods and recording in ORTF. Rycote makes a great mount for that, which I'm using with two sennheiser MKH 8040s. Another option would be to experiment with a Jecklin Disc in between the two omnis.
I recommend reading The Stereophonic Zoom by Michael Williams for more info about AB stereo mic placement.