DIY windscreen with o-ball

A simple tutorial to do a windscreen for your microphone (⌀ 20mm), step by step.

do it yourself following each step below.


1. Obal (⌀ 10cm) x2 ⋍ 6€ each
2. Synthetic Fur (⋍1m x 50cm)
3. Suspension Superlux HM30 ⋍ 3€
4. Sugru (moldable glue) x2
5. Elastic cord (⋍1m)
6. Plastics cord locks x 2
7. Sewing thread
8. Sheet of paper


1. Cutter (Blade Knife)
2. Scissors
3. Ruler
4. Permanent ink pen
5. Poska paint marker
6. Sewing machine

step 1: suspension

  • Take out the inner part of the Superlux suspension HM30

  • Cut it in the middle with the cutter (Blade Knife)

  • Put each part of the suspension in one of the hole of the Oball

step 2: sugru (or silicone with cornstarch)

  • Open one of the Sugru package

  • Note about Sugru: You could do your own moldable glue mixing 50% silicone with 50% cornstarch (maizena) to get a similar result as the sugru.

moldable glue tutorial

  • Apply the Sugru (or the silicone mix) between the suspension and the oball, in order to glue both elements. One pack per ball is enough.
  • Let it dry for 24hours before using

step 3: synthetic fur

  • Mark with a chalk or liquid chalk paint marker a circle of 10,5cm and a rectangle of 34cm x 10,5cm

  • Cut the figures with scissors

step 4: sewing

  • Saw the pieces of synthetic fur with a sewing machine

  • Put an elastic cord on the edge and a plastic cord lock at the end of it

step 5: mounting on microphone

  • After 24h mount the windscreen on your microphone

  • Put the synthetic fur on it

  • Go to record in the wind!

  • Enjoy!!

This tutorial is not an invention, but rather a combination of different ideas and DIY experiments on the internet, specially Jérôme Bailly for his nice initiative.

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Photos oBall by Jérôme Bailly ||| Oball + synthetic fur in the field by Félix Blume (2 Schoeps CCM4 on a Cinela ORTF suspension) ||| oBall + ORTF Superlux by Sara Lana ||| o-ball + Windscreens by Mélia Rogier

Thanks to:

Many thanks to Marie-Christine Cabanas and Elisa Lana for the sewing part!