I live in India, a hot tropical country. Ceiling fans are indispensable parts of our lives. And naturally, the noise from it screws up my recordings (audio and video - done on my phone).

What can I do (other than stopping the fan, that is) o reduce, if not eliminate, the noise? Condenser microphone with (Pop filter, foam screen etc.) or anything else?

  • Exactly what are you recording? Voice, guitar, drums? – Tim Sep 27 '17 at 7:08
  • digital piano. i am novice. but realised that recording, with video is a good feedback system. – Subir Nag Sep 28 '17 at 5:33
  • There may be a way to d.i. the piano into the recording machine, thus cutting out use of mic. – Tim Sep 28 '17 at 8:28
  • Like a simple earphone jack? I record on my phone. Actually, that may work! Why didn't I think of that??!! – Subir Nag Sep 28 '17 at 17:19

A pop filter or foam screen will not stop fan noise. You really only have two effective options:

  • stop the fan. This is the simplest and most common route. Many recording studios put effort into ensuring air conditioning machinery is segregated from audio booths.
  • use a directional microphone pointed at the singer/instrument to ensure it only picks up sound from that direction.
  • Thank you. will read up directional microphone. will there be any difference between condenser and dynamic. – Subir Nag Sep 28 '17 at 5:34

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