Rycote 033702 Softie Lyre Mount with Pistol Grip Handle

Rycote 033702 Softie Lyre Mount with Pistol Grip Handle

Rycote Special 160 Mini Windjammer (5cm diam / 16cm long)

Rycote Special 160 Mini Windjammer (5cm diam / 16cm long)

Rycote Special 130 Mini Windjammer (5cm diam / 13cm long)

Rycote Special 130 Mini Windjammer (5cm diam / 13cm long)
Regular Price $71.00 Special Price $45.00
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MICRYC109

A Mini Windjammer is simple lined fur cover to fit over the microphone directly or its foam gag. They are used on and off of camcorders to provide a cheap and effective protection against wind noise.

Standard & Special Mini Windjammers. Wind-noise is an inherent problem with all microphones. You can hear it as a low rumble, a loud fluttering or, if the noise overloads any part of the sound chain, serious distortion. Some microphone designs are more susceptible than others but it is always essential to use a wind-noise reduction system – a wind-gag – whenever there is any amount of wind or air movement.

With a light breeze a microphone wind-gag doesn’t have a lot to do. The low-frequency wind-noise may be only 2 or 3dBs and so that’s all the wind-noise reduction any gag can give you. However when the wind is blowing a gale and creating, perhaps, 30dB of noise you will need a device that can give you at least 30dB wind-noise reduction. A simple foam shield which can give 10-20dB reduction will work perfectly well if the leaves are barely moving on the trees but you need a Mini-Windjammer (which can give 30-40dB) if it’s gusty - and if the branches are whipping about you’ll be glad if it’s a 30mm “long” fur version.

Of course, if you put anything over a microphone it will have some effect on the sound too. Rycote’s designs minimise this as far as possible but the effect is inevitable. It is also constant – the slight reduction of high frequencies is there whether or not the wind blows. So there is a trade-off between how effective a wind-gag is and how much it sound is lost.

If the air is quite still and you are not moving don’t cover your microphone at all. Enjoy the maximum clarity of sound. Above a wind speed of about 5mph – its very dependent upon your microphone – try a foam shield to keep the low frequency wind-noise away and cause very little loss of the high frequencies. Above about 10mph, and always when its gusty, since its those moments that cause the worst distortion, you will need a Mini-Windjammer. The 30mm “long” fur version gives the maximum reduction in wind-noise.

  • Record, interview or broadcast in any weather
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Compatibility: Audio-Technica AT 4050
Canon MM 200
Canon MX1
Euro Chan EMC 6410
JVC GV500
JVC GYX 1
JVC MVP 621U
JVC MZ 707
Panasonic AJ HDC 27
Panasonic AJ HDX 900
Panasonic AJ MC 700P
Panasonic AJ MC 900P
Panasonic AG 44S
Panasonic AG SS-PRO
Panasonic RTV 130
Panasonic RVM 7 TE
Panasonic RVPM 130E
Panasonic VW-VMS 1E
Sony DSR-PD150
Sony ECM 673
Sony ECM 674
Sony DSR-PD170
Sony ECM NV1
Sony HVR V1
Sony PD170
Sony Sony HVR A1 (Mic ECM NVS1p)
Sony CCD 400
Sony CCDV 200
Sony CCDV 6000
Sony CCDV 9000
Sony DSR 300P
Sony DSR150
Sony ECMK 137
Sony PD150
Tandy 331062
Tandy Realistic
Vivanco EVM 178
Vivanco EVM 288
Vivanco EVM 298
Vivanco EVM 98