What Is Everyone's Microphone Set Ups?

brynn

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Jan 20, 2016
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I ride a
Suzuki V-strom Dl650 , Kawasaki ZX6R 636
so ive been trying to find the best way to get good quality sound while out on my bike. what i normally use on my v-strom isnt working on my ninja :/ the wind noise is just too bad and im not able to use the videos :'( if anyone has any advice or pics and videos please tech me haha.
cheers guys :)
 

Lurch

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May 5, 2014
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2016 Street Triple R and a 1999 Honda NT650V Deauville
Trial and error in position plus trying some closed cell foam or skin a cat to make a dead cat for it.
 

jthomas

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Jan 9, 2016
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I ride a
2015 Yamaha YZF-R3
I clip mine so it sits above the fabric chin cover. Haven't had issues with wind noise unless I have my chin vent open.
 

Pigs

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I ride a
zx6r
I don't recommend skinning a cat ;) but I do agree with trying different locations. I am still trying different materials and positions to get it just right. Having the mic further back in the helmet seems to be better as the mic can still hear my voice. Also, try to set your mic sensitivity as low as possible if your camera supports that.
 

Reize

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I ride a
DRZ400SM / Shadow 400 ACE / ZX6R
Get a foam mic cover if you don't alrdy have one.

Also check the pickup direction of the microphone. Some lavaliere mics pick up along the cylindrical sides instead of the tip...well most mics pick up in that direction. So make sure not to point that upwards toward the view port, or downwards toward the helmet opening.
 

brynn

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Jan 20, 2016
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I ride a
Suzuki V-strom Dl650 , Kawasaki ZX6R 636
Thanks you guys that's awesome advice, i will be trying a few different things out the coming week and let you all no what i find out :)
 

AmpdMoto

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I ride a
Harley Davidson VRod
I tuck mine inside the cheek pad at the closest part to my mouth. The pad keeps the mic away from the shell and acts as a windsock to keep out wind noise. I have used this method at 100+mph with a straight pipes exhaust and can still hear my voice audio just fine without too much wind noise.
 

Shifty

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I ride a
Ducati Multistrada 1200 GT
I took a washing up sponge the one with a scourer and made an inch block. I put mike in that scourer facing towards mouth. Sits right at front in helmet below visor in that section. Seems pretty good up to 70 mph on a ZZR.
 

AmpdMoto

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Aug 28, 2015
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I ride a
Harley Davidson VRod
I took a washing up sponge the one with a scourer and made an inch block. I put mike in that scourer facing towards mouth. Sits right at front in helmet below visor in that section. Seems pretty good up to 70 mph on a ZZR.
Those really cheap small sponge paint brushes that come like 6 for a $1 work well. Just pull the handle out of the sponge and place the mic inside.
 
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KittenMeat

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I ride a
Triumph Tiger 800xc
Suzuki Sv650-R
just stole the mic from my sena and direct wired it into the gopro. having the sena gopro backpack was just one more annoying thing to contend with. now I ride with my music and GPS going, and my mic hard wired in.

The sena cut out all the delicious engine sounds. This is great for phone conversations, but not so great for my videos where I want to highlight the vrooming around.
 
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KittenMeat

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Nov 15, 2015
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I ride a
Triumph Tiger 800xc
Suzuki Sv650-R
okay, so now my sena low profile microphone just crapped out on me.

it's this one: http://www.sena.com/product/20s-wired-microphone/

was trying to run it to my gopro and running the regular boom mic to my sena. damnit why does sena crap have to be some damn breakable.

are there any NOT made by sena mics that are thin and flat like this one?
 
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Dark Rider

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I ride a
Suzuki GSR 600
I just put my mic behind the front right cheek pad with a sena mic sponge on it. Voice comes out really clearly now.

I also found that having an exposed mic in front of your mouth got manky very quickly...breathing on it all the time and such.
 

KittenMeat

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Nov 15, 2015
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I ride a
Triumph Tiger 800xc
Suzuki Sv650-R
put me down as another Sony CS3 convert. I mounted this just near the chin portion of the helmet near the cheek pad. the sound is great, it's out of the wind with a chin curtain on, and it captures just the right amount of braap noise and voice.
 

BbqRider

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I ride a
Suzuki DR650
I wear a dual-sport helmet. Mic has a double layer of professional deadcat (paid way too much for this) wrapped very unprofessionally around it, positioned it pointing backwards under the cheekpad right next to my eye. Good voice as long as the visor is closed, but still a lot of wind noise at higher speeds
 

SighBored

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Jan 18, 2015
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I ride a
2012 Kawasaki ZX-6R
Well, mine is covered with a microphone foam, but it placed directly where my mouth is behind the chin bar. My microphone is too large to be tucked behind the pads.
 

MiGlyRides

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Jan 5, 2016
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Gold Coast, Queensland
I ride a
Honda CBR 500 RA & Honda MSX 125 (GROM)
This is my set-up, it has virtually no wind noise up to 169km/h (Bike's top speed) and picks my voice up very well even when I'm mumbling, However when I'm walking around vlogging you can hear me breathing (maybe more foam will do the trick) Pics attached.

The SHOEI Hornet X2 has a pretty solid front to keep out wind.

The Top Mic is the Go-Pro the bottom one is the SENA 20S (Same Mic) works very well even with the chin vent open.
 

SILVERFX01

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I ride a
2015 Honda CBR500R
just stole the mic from my sena and direct wired it into the gopro. having the sena gopro backpack was just one more annoying thing to contend with. now I ride with my music and GPS going, and my mic hard wired in.

The sena cut out all the delicious engine sounds. This is great for phone conversations, but not so great for my videos where I want to highlight the vrooming around.
That's funny as I get the same thing with my uClear set up; the blocking of engine/exhaust noise. Almost sounds as if you are narrating at home after the fact.
 

SalvageSV

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Feb 18, 2016
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I ride a
Salvaged SV1000S
just stole the mic from my sena and direct wired it into the gopro.
That's what I did. I've only used it for a couple of rides, but it works great for me. Mine is from the SMH10R though, not the 20S. I soldered it to a 3.5mm male lead and put that into the GoPro.

I hope it doesn't fail any time soon ... I really like the audio so far.
 
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Rath Rides

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I ride a
2006 Polaris Outlaw 500 (ATV)
I use a "neewer" brand mic, and it's just routed to the right side cheekpad. Behind the pad of course. Seems to work half decent. I tried a few different spots and I found the cheekpad is the best option for my hlemet/riding style.
 

ADVBandit

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I ride a
2014 Honda CB500x, 2002 KLR 650 Sidecar
I'm using a Sena SMH10 with the SENA GP10 GoPro Backback. So I don't have any extra wires to fiddle with. It's nice because I have the intercom so when I ride with friends but also when recording, I can record our conversation which adds a nice dynamic to the video. I do get a little bit of wind noise but it's not too bad.
 

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