View Full Version : Sennheiser Me64 Windscreen problem
06-22-2004, 06:21 AM
Hi, i recently bought a sennheiser ME64 Cardioid capsule + the MZW64 foam widescreen especially designed for the microphone. Unfortunately, i am completely unable to film outside because as soon as there's a very subtle wind, i start to hear it.
What would be the solution you guys recommend? Is the MZW64 Pro a huge improvement? Or am i better getting something else?
Thanks in advance.
06-22-2004, 06:36 AM
A Lightwave Equalizer will solve your problems. It isn't cheap (~$130), but it does a great job of preventing wind noise even on windy days. I think the Pro models of the Senn windscreens just add a layer of velour to the outside of the foam--a useless touch unless you have a thing for velour.
rycote softy for camera mikes can work , or rycote baby ball with fury over
the cheapesr way is to go find some sintetic fury and make condom which can sit over the foam
06-22-2004, 06:50 AM
;D Hehe thanks barry for the answer. I don't have a thing for velour, so i would like to know what exactly is a lightwave equalizer and which one should i get? I am also not sure where i could buy this.
people who know something :-)
06-22-2004, 07:45 AM
Here's a link to B&H and the EQ-102, the model you need.
06-22-2004, 07:53 AM
The EQ-XL1 looks like some very good quality windscreen/protection. Up to 40 MPH wind should be fine hehe. Thanks for the information guys, i appreciate alot.
try this: *http://www.alanbarker.com/contentpages/screenmod.html
does a pretty good job and you don't need to spend $$$...
06-29-2004, 08:22 AM
Hi there Kandinsky,
if you can wait about a week i intend to pop up steves guide to DIY wind noise problem eliminators.
it sound impressive but its simply some designs i have come up with that go an awfly long way to acheiving the same result as the pro equipment but at a fraction of the price.
All you need is ....
well i dont want to give the game away.
06-30-2004, 03:03 PM
I was looking into getting a Lightwave Equalizer or a Lightwave miniscreen. I was told by a fella at Lightwave that the miniscreen gives a cleaner sound whereeas the Equilizer will muffle the sound a little more, but offers better wind protection. Has anyone used the Equilizer and noticed any degradation in the audio quality? What about the miniscreen? How well does it protect in light winds of up to 15 mph?
06-30-2004, 04:34 PM
I haven't noticed any significant muffling effect with the Equalizer on my ME66. *Then again, you could stick the ME66 inside an English Sheep Dog and still probably pick up clear dialogue. *I've used it successfully in a 25mph wind. *I think the Miniscreen with furry is a step up and more expensive.