Keeping a dead cat on your mic at all times?

2 months 1 week ago #736400 by Sean Lamber
Dead cats are for shooting in windy situations.  But if I don't want to have carry the dead cat in my camera bag, can I just keep it on my mic at all times?  Is there any disadvantages to having this on the mic vs the foam?


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2 months 1 week ago #736418 by Esseff
I have one for my Rode Micro. Never take it off. Even a breeze can cause noise. I leave it on at home (indoors) too with no ill effects.


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2 months 1 week ago #736423 by CharleyL
Mine are always on, unless there is some reason to take them off. With COVID, I have been replacing them and the foam mic covers any time one is used near someone, but if attached to my video camera cage, I don't.  It is cheap insurance to minimize the chances of spreading COVID. I'll likely keep doing this. I also use a commercial sanitizer on the mic bodies and cables after each use.

Charley
  


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2 months 1 week ago #736473 by Ira Weber
Always on here, it's just a good insurance for your sound quality.  


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2 months 1 week ago #736615 by Finn
Mines always on


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1 month 3 weeks ago #737572 by Zach Mosher
+1 same here.   I keep mine on all times.   


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1 month 2 weeks ago #737684 by Tim Wiener
Mine is always on


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1 month 2 weeks ago #737845 by Ian Stone
Have been ever since I started going outdoors with my mic (years ago)


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1 month 2 weeks ago #737958 by Colorado Mike
I do, it's a good way to insure you get good audio


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1 month 1 week ago #738084 by MYoung
I used to keep my foam cover on my mic all the time with my dead cat in my camera bag, but realized it made no sense to keep both.  So I ditched the foam, and just kept the dead cat on the mic.  


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1 month 1 week ago #738219 by Crammer
Same here, just keep it on


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1 month 6 days ago #738316 by Uplander
I do, all the time


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1 month 3 days ago #738389 by Sean Lamber
Thanks everyone.  Decision made, dead cat is on my mic and the foam thing is sitting my my gear closet.  


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1 month 1 day ago #738499 by Silver Fox
Mine is always on my mic as well.  Does what I need


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