Intro: Wind Noise Reduction Sock
I was a radio DJ in a past life (one of many past lives) We had this cool thing at our station to record street interviews and stuff it had a fancy wind eliminator on it and it recorded great audio.
over the past few years I've been making recordings of many of the places I've been, like a snapshot, these field recordings are a really cool thing to share and listen to. I've been using my iPhone's regular mic but that thing really doesn't do that great of a job.
A few months ago an amazing person gave me a Tascam mic that records amazing audio!
the only problem has been wind noise basically ruins all my recordings.
This is a cheap and easy answer to the fancy $30 windsocks that you can get for your Tascam mic.
Here's the materials list:
1) Fuzzy fake Fur from Michaels - $4
2) needle and thread- almost free
3) something to cut the fur with (I dare you to do this step with a machete) *if you do accidentally dismember yourself it's your own fault
Step 1: Look at Your Device and Figureout How Big Your Sock Can Be
you could trace around the outside and make a paper template. it's got to be able to wrap around and fight tightly around the mic
Step 2: Take Off Phone So You Don't Break It!
this is the device we're gonna cover in fur
Step 3: Find Ur Fur
this was like $4 at michaels. and it was super fuzzy.
it's really cool
Step 4: Cut Your Fur to the Right Size and Fold It in Half
stitch each end and leave the bottom open
Step 6: Flip It Flip It Good
flip the thingie inside out and you've got the awesomest wind protector ever that you made yourself!!!
and you've got a lot of left over fake fur...
Happy Recording awesome field recordings!