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Zeppelins

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:01 pm
by polly
I have just aquired a new mike. I do mainly outside wildlife recording. Where can I get a zeppelin from?

Re: Zeppelins

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:45 pm
by Dave Watterson
Hi Polly and welcome,

"Zeppelin" was a new one on me, I usually call them a "blimp", "wind gag" or "dead dog on a stick". But I see from some googling that you are right. Mainly in the USA they are also known as zeppelins.

Some ideas for a DIY one are here: http://www.joelandkaren.com/mic-zeppelin/
The Keene company do some: http://www.keene.co.uk/electronics/word ... e=wind+gag
The UK company most famous for them is Rycote http://www.rycote.com

But give our forum regulars a few days and let's see what they come up with. Wildlife recording is a specialist art and there may be people with relevant experience who can help.

Dave

Re: Zeppelins

Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:30 pm
by leif
You didn't give any details of your new mike.

In general I can recommend to visit Røde for mikes and accessories of good quality at reasonable prices.
http://www.rodemic.com/

In my opinion Rycote is excellent quality - and priced accordingly.

Re: Zeppelins

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:24 pm
by Pqtrick
My Mr Pro Soundman whom I have known for many a year tells me:

'it's a slang but common usage term for the type of windshield that fits over a rifle/shotgun mic, normally rigid but with optional furry cover'

avalookatthis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7n_fur0ymXc