DIY Windscreen

A simple tutorial to do a windscreen for your microphone (⌀ 20mm), step by step. Do It Yourself following each step below.

Materials:

  1. Obal (⌀ 10cm) x2 ⋍ 6€ each
  2. Synthetic Fur (⋍1m x 50cm)
  3. Suspension Superlux HM30 ⋍ 3€
  4. Sugru (moldable glue) x2
  5. Elastic cord (⋍1m)
  6. Plastics cord locks x 2
  7. Sewing thread
  8. Sheet of paper

Tools:

  1. Cutter (Blade Knife)
  2. Scissors
  3. Ruler
  4. Permanent ink pen
  5. Poska paint marker
  6. Sewing machine

STEP 1 | SUSPENSION

  • Take out the inner part of the Superlux suspension HM30
  • Cut it in the middle with the cutter (Blade Knife)
  • Put each part of the suspension in one of the hole of the Oball

STEP 2  | SUGRU (or silicone with cornstarch)

  • Open one of the Sugru package 
    Note about Sugru: You could do your own moldable glue mixing 50% silicone with 50% cornstarch (maizena) to get a similar result as the sugru.
    https://youtu.be/hz1vILeIBPI
  • Apply the Sugru (or the silicone mix) between the suspension and the oball, in order to glue both elements. One pack per ball is enough.
  • Let it dry for 24hours before using

STEP 3  | SYNTHETIC FUR

  • Mark with a chalk or liquid chalk paint marker a circle of 10,5cm and a rectangle of 34cm x 10,5cm
  • Cut the figures with scissors

STEP 4  | SEWING MACHINE

  • Saw the pieces of synthetic fur with a sewing machine
  • Put an elastic cord on the edge and a plastic cord lock at the end of it

STEP 5  | MOUNTING ON MICROPHONE

  • After 24h mount the windscreen on your microphone
  • Put the synthetic fur on it
  • Go to record in the wind!
  • Enjoy!

This tutorial is not an invention, but rather a combination of different ideas and DIY experiments on the internet, specially Jérôme Bailly for his nice initiative. Many thanks to Marie-Christine Cabanas and Elisa Lana for the sewing part!


Other Links:
Tutorial on Mécanique de sons
  mecaniquedessons.com/tuto-bonnette-micro/ 
Cinela Leo 20mm https://www.trewaudio.com/product/cinela-leo/
Baby Ball by Rycote https://mymic.rycote.com/products/20mm-bbg-windshield/
Schoeps W20 https://schoeps.de/en/products/accessories/wind-popscreens/windscreens-for-mono/w-20.html

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Oball windscreen by Jérôme Bailly
Oball + ORTF Superlux by Sara Lana
Oball + synthetic fur in the field by Félix Blume (2 Schoeps CCM4 on a Cinela ORTF suspension)