I appreciate that I'm probably asking the impossible, but I'm looking for ways to prevent in-ear binaural mics from picking up noises coming from my clothes.

I've managed to eliminate breathing by only breathing through my mouth, but I can't seem to eliminate the sound of clothes moving as I walk. I have chosen the quietest clothing possible and removed scarf and hat and chosen a coat with a low collar, but I can still hear my clothes in the background. Other than that, I'm really pleased with my recordings.

I have some Core Sound mics which I am using with low gain on the recorder.

Can anyone suggest a solution?

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Easy. Don't use your own ears. make a dummy head and use that. Solves the breathing problem and also the clothing noise issue. Job Done.

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    Thanks, but how does that solve the problem of russtling clothing? I'm still wearing clothes and walking, only now I have to carry a head everywhere. Commented Dec 5, 2016 at 12:21
  • Why don't you explain a little more what you are trying to achieve. For some reason you have got lavaliers stuck in your ears, outline a little more what you want to try and achieve by this. If you want to record binaural - best way to do it is with a static dummy head. Why do you want to carry it around with you?
    – Mark
    Commented Dec 5, 2016 at 14:56
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    – Mark
    Commented Dec 5, 2016 at 15:03
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    Your level of success with this will depend entirely on your level of commitment. Your best bet is to wear lycra. Don't think I"m joking. I'm not. Foley artists do it all the time so that they can walk without clothing noise.
    – Mark
    Commented Dec 6, 2016 at 7:59
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    If you do get to the point where you are roaming the streets of Venice in a mankini, photos are mandatory or it didn't happen.
    – Mark
    Commented Dec 6, 2016 at 8:14

You might have luck with tailoring your wardrobe to the recording process (tight fitting, low friction, etc.). Apparently Lycra is an common option.

Otherwise this will have to be removed in post-production and the won't be very easy. See my answer here for a similar suggestion; I think you'll have much better luck removing such "handling noise" in this case.

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