The fan noise tends to get picked up. Any suggestions for a windscreen that we can use? I know nothing about this type of equipment but am trying to help our library recording space better. Someone suggested a wombat or a dead kitten and i honestly can't tell what the difference is between these two items. any input is appreciated!!

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    Move the mic. A windshield won't prevent noise, only wind.
    – Tetsujin
    Jan 14 '16 at 17:22
  • Or move the projector
    – audionuma
    Jan 14 '16 at 20:46
  • I WISH we could move the projector. Unfortunately, that is not in the budget. but thank you for the answer about it only preventing wind, rather than noise Jan 15 '16 at 18:09

Condenser shotgun should be a hypercardiod, there was a technique used when recording leslie cabinets , to put windfilters (the classic black round sponge) to keep the air produced from the horn turning from being recorded by the microphone.

Those microphones can focus pretty good on a sound source, i wonder why you have such a microphone there.

A possible solution used over the years in studios when you care about isolation, is to cut a hole in a paper water cup's bottom , and pass the microphone in it.

That might produce some honkyness on the mic's signal so judge the depth by sound quality and isolation.

This answer of course is taken under consideration that you can't move the mic/projector as others have stated before.

  • thank you for your answer! I have no idea what you mean by hypercarodiod (isn't that a cardiovascular term?) or who Leslie Cabinets is (just googled, not a person). I will suggest the paper cup solution to the powers that be. Jan 15 '16 at 18:13
  • Cardioid, Hypercardioid, and Supercardioid are the names of some microphone pickup patterns, called as such due to their heart-shaped appearances. Not all microphones pickup sound from all directions, some are designed to only pick up sounds from certain directions with respect to the mic head. - sourcedist.tumblr.com/post/2325197924/… . Leslie Cabinets are a type of speaker cabinet, with an interesting design - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leslie_speaker
    – Skarik
    Sep 12 '16 at 4:24

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