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Rode Dead Kitten Reviews

2.5 stars based on 3 customer reviews
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  • Carroll Vance
    from Spring, TX June 4, 2014Music Background:
    Hobbyist

    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.

  • Alan
    from St Louis, MO USA July 31, 2012Music Background:
    Engineer

    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".

  • Rob Rand
    from Brunswick, ME November 5, 2012Music Background:
    Consultant in Acoustics, Pro Musician, 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.

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