Making a DIY Dead Cat

Have you ever wondered how professional filmmakers and TV crews can film out of doors and get really good audio, but when you show a video on your camcorder or smartphone even the lightest of breezes spoils the sound?

Wind noise in outdoor recordings really sucks.

That constant thumping of the wind against the microphone is at least distracting, at worse it makes listening really hard to do.

Fortunately, there is a way to protect a microphone from wind noise. It's called a dead cat.

You can find many examples on eBay and Amazon but it's also easy to make one yourself, both cheaply and quickly. You can find videos on YouTube that show you how and there are a number of blog articles that not only explain what these dead cats do and how they do it, there are some that actually show you how to make your own DIY dead cat.

If you don't have the time to make your own dead cat, take a look on Amazon. Here's an example for
the very popular Rode VideoMic Pro plus microphone.


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Tosh Lubek is an award-winning writer/producer and founder of Tosh Lubek Productions, a company based in the West of Scotland that creates website videos and radio advertising for clients across the UK and Ireland. Tosh also writes for and

Tosh Lubek can be contacted on 01292 570823 or through his website 

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