I'm starting to think about audio recordings that I want to make in the next few months and one of the sounds I'd like to capture is rain on an umbrella.
My first thought was that I could stand holding an umbrella over my recording gear but I have problems with patience and would probably only last a minute or two before I wanted to move - This would cause noise from the raincoat that I would undoubtably be wearing and throw off the point of the recording in the first place.
My next thought was to clamp the umbrella onto a stand which was also holding the recorder and mics. This seems like a good idea but I'm missing a few parts of the picture to evaluate it properly.
Given an average mic stand set at its lowest (about 1m-1.2m) and that I'm likely to be recording on uneven ground (a country park), what can I use to clamp the umbrella to the stand and still be able to set an angle for it? and how can I reduce the chance of the whole thing blowing over?