Rode Dead Kitten

Video Microphone Windshield
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The Perfect Windshield for Your Video Microphone!

The Rode Dead Kitten is an excellent windscreen that's optimized for video applications. In fact, it's the same windscreen included with Rode's Stereo VideoMic XY camera microphone. Whether you're looking for a replacement Dead Kitten or adding a backup to your camera bag, you'll enjoy superior shielding with this faux-fur covered windshield in tow. It's also worth noting that the Dead Kitten will work equally as well for any camera microphone that's roughly the same size as the Rode Stereo VideoMic. When you want superb wind noise shielding, trust Rode's Dead Kitten.

Rode Dead Kitten Features:
  • Same windscreen included with the Rode Stereo VideoMic
  • Fits similarly sized microphones
  • Faux-fur covering
Take wind noise out of the equation, and wrap your camera microphone with a Rode Dead Kitten!

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Works Well at Most Angles

These generally work very well. However, on small condenser microphones such as the Rode NT5 they don't form a very tight seal on the back of the microphone allowing some wind to get in. I recommend using something to tighten the seal or adjusting your microphones position though this can be impossible to do effectively when using a stereo configuration like ORTF where you are vulnerable to the wind in an 180 degree arc.
Music background: Hobbyist

Not The Best Name

Works fine and does the job it's intended for, but who thought up that awful name? I don't know if the folks at Rode are unfamiliar with US boxing, but this thing screams to be called the "Don King".
Music background: Engineer

Dead :/

Got it to use with the Tascam DR-40 internal stereo mic set. It didn't remove wind noise for winds over about 8 knots or so. The DR-40 is sensitive to handling noise, and also picked up the ruffling noise of the wind on the Dead Kitten. Other issues- the elastic band broke after about ten uses. So it didn't do the job. No worries. I'll use the DR-40 indoors (no wind) on a mini tripod or rubber mat, and outdoors, I'll use external inputs.
Music background: Consultant in Acoustics, Pro Musician, Engineer
See also: Wind Screens, Rode, Rode Windscreens, Rode Windscreens