Guides

Bubblebee Fur: The Long and Short of it

Bubblebee Fur: The Long and Short of it

You may have noticed that a couple of our wind-protection solutions for Shotgun mics, are available in both long and short-haired variations, so we wanted to  explain exactly why this is, the science behind it and when it's necessary to use which - long or short fur.
Cleaning The Windkiller or Spacer Bubble

Cleaning The Windkiller or Spacer Bubble

Take good care of your Windkiller or Spacer Bubble and it will take good care of your mic for years. Here's how to clean and disinfect the Windkiller, Spacer Bubble or Spacer Kit fur and return it to all its original fluffy glory. Watch our video guide
Cleaning The Windbubble

Cleaning The Windbubble

If you've taken your Windbubbles a little too deep into the wild, it might be time to give them a bath, so to speak. This guide to cleaning The Windbubble is also particularly good if you want to sanitise them between jobs for personal use on talent. Here's our video guide on how to clean a Windbubble:
Cleaning The Lav Concealer

Cleaning The Lav Concealer

Sometimes it may be necessary to clean your Lav Concealers, removing unwanted grime, dust and any other contaminants. The Lav Concealer is made of 100% biodegradable rubber, so we show you how to clean it properly while protecting the material in this guide video
Invisible Lav Covers Original and Fur Outdoor Comparison at Lake Havasu, Arizona

Invisible Lav Covers Original and Fur Outdoor Comparison at Lake Havasu, Arizona

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...
'Drop Rigs' for Wildlife Recording by George Vlad

'Drop Rigs' for Wildlife Recording by George Vlad

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.
A SUPER QUIET RIG FOR HIDING LAV MICS

A SUPER QUIET RIG FOR HIDING LAV MICS

Here's a quick tip to help you get a super-quiet hidden lavalier mount under clothing for when it's windy out or when you feel you might need extra protection from fabric friction noise. As used in the Windchasers series of interviews.
The Lav Concealer Tips - 3: Removing the Tape

The Lav Concealer Tips - 3: Removing the Tape

We have compiled a series of tips on how to use it correctly and get the best results out of The Lav Concealer. Here's the third in the series - how to remove the Lav Concealer Tape and leave it ready to apply again.
The Lav Concealer Tips - 2: Applying the Tape

The Lav Concealer Tips - 2: Applying the Tape

Here's the second in The Lav Concealer Tips series - how to apply The Lav Concealer Tape to the concealer for quick and firm appication of the mic directly to the skin.
The Lav Concealer Tips - 1: Fitting the Lav Mic

The Lav Concealer Tips - 1: Fitting the Lav Mic

The Lav Concealer is here and designed to tackle all the serious issues you have to face as a sound mixer - vibration, fabric noise and adaptability for secure fitting. Find out more about what's possible with this ingenious sound tool here. We have compiled a series of tips on how to use it correctly and get the best results. Here's the first of the series - how to mount your microphone in The Lav Concealer:
Step-by-Step Guide to Fitting The Sidekick In-Ear Monitor

Step-by-Step Guide to Fitting The Sidekick In-Ear Monitor

The Sidekick In-Ear Monitor is small. It actually fits all the way in to your ear canal, which is why it's invisible when worn correctly. To be sure you get the most in terms of both the best quality in both comms, comfort and invisibility, we've created this pictoral step-by-step guide on how to correctly fit our In-Ear Monitor earpiece.
12 Ways of Hiding a Lavalier Microphone

12 Ways of Hiding a Lavalier Microphone

If you work with sound, you know the challenges involved with hiding a lav microphone somewhere on the talent's body while still being able able t...