We had the chance to do a test comparison of two variants of Bubblebee Invisible Lav Covers - Original and Fur Outdoor - at London Bridge Beach in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. There was a fair wind out: ideal conditions for using The Invisible Lav Covers to record clean and clear dialogue. Watch the video...
In short, a drop rig is a dry bag with all the requirements for a stereo recording rig contained in it. George Vlad is a skilled and experienced nature field recordist and has a lot of good advice on how to prepare the perfect drop bag, selecting your gear and how to use it.
We headed out to the San Gorgonio Pass wind farm outside Palm Springs in California and as there was some heavy wind blowing we decided to stop and test out just how much dynamic range we could reclaim for our DPA 4018C Supercardioid mic using The Spacer Bubble.
We travelled to what is a truly quiet acoustic environment - a salt pan on the edge of the desert - to test out the frequency transparency of our Spacer Bubble base.
We had the chance to make a comparison of The Bubblebee Windbubbles' Size 1 and Size 2 effectiveness against persistent wind. Recording the sound of waves using two DPA 6060 omnidirectional microphones in Croatia. We also used The Cable Saver to reduce vibrations from the cables from reaching the capsules.
If your specific lavalier microphone doesn't appear on our Windbubble Size Guide, it's important to know how to choose the right size Windbubble for your lav mic. This ensures you get both the best wind protection out there and the best fit for your lav mics.
Here Poul takes us through a method for mounting a lavalier mic in a tie knot so that it's totally invisible and provides a clean and clear sound. He also shows how the cable is managed for this method of mounting.