Carlton Marshes nature reserve Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Carlton Marshes by Steve Aylward

Microphone Building Workshop

Carlton Marshes: Build a windproof microphone to use with your phone* for video and audio recordings.

Event details

Meeting point

Education Centre


10am to 12:30pm
A static map of Microphone Building Workshop

About the event

Reducing wind noise is the key issue to getting a good sound recording outside. The mechanical force of the wind on the microphone makes a loud noise that spoils your recordings. 

The key to solving this problem is to use an external mic plugged into your phone, camera or recording device that is built into an enclosure to prevent the wind getting to the microphone in the first place. 

On this course we will build a windproof enclosure and provide a basic lavalier microphone to put in it that can be plugged into your phone. This will enable wind noise free recordings in all but the windiest situations. This microphone will be yours to keep.

Mike will also have his high end recording equipment available for hands on experience to compare the quality of each. 

Workshop for Teenagers (11-16 year olds)

*phone must have a minijack headphone jack

Carlton Marshes Wildlife Sound Recording Workshops with Mike Challis

A Heritage Lottery Funded course.




Suitable for


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No dogs permitted


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Wheelchair access

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Hearing loop


What to bring

Please bring warm clothes. Biscuits and drinks will be provided.

Parking information

Free car park

Bicycle parking

Bicycle racks available


Picnic area
Disabled toilet

Contact us

Contact number: 01473 890089
HLF Suffolk Wildlife Trust