DIY wind muff for your RØDE videomic

I have been meaning to post this for ages now.
In April I saw some material in one of the classrooms in my school. It was black faux fur like this kind here.
And it got me thinking. My Røde mic doesnt come with a proper wind muff. And when using it outside I usually get a very lot of wind noise.
The wind muff Røde makes costs $40. Almost half the price of the microphone. Why not use faux fur to make my own?!
It costs just over $10 per yard. You’ll need about 1/4 to 1/3 of a yard of the material.

Wibnd muff shape to cut out and where to sew

The process is simple.
Cut out the shape so it wraps around your microphone plus about 1.5cm extra to sow the two edges together.
You wont have to sew the middle.
The yellow marked sections are where the mic boom enters. Dont sew these.
First sew with the fluff on the inside then turn it inside out through the hole left on the left hand side for the boom.
Optionally you can sew in elastic along the boom hole edge. This’ll keep the muff from falling off if it hangs loose around your microphone boom. The optimal thing is that the muff should fit tightly around your microphone boom. Thereby creating as little rustling noise as possible when it moves.

Røde mic wind muff DIY

Hope this was helpful.
Feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions or improvements to the design.

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