Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK, April 24, 2017: Rycote, the award-winning UK manufacturer of advanced microphone windshields and suspension systems, is pleased to be showing their latest new products at NAB 2017. As well as the recently launched new Baseball and Invision ‘Lite’, Rycote will also be unveiling their new ‘Essentials’ – a range of clever solutions for sticking, fixing, hiding and protecting lavalier microphones. Rycote will be showing all these new products on the Redding Audio stand (Central Hall – stand no: C11017).
The ‘Essentials’! Launching at NAB 2017: As the use of personal/lavalier (‘lav’) microphones becomes ever more widespread, so too has the demand for the ‘consumables’ or ‘expendables’ (they go by many names!) to mount and protect these mics effectively and securely. Sound professionals have long trusted Rycote Stickies, Undercovers and Overcovers to affix and hide lav mics, as well as to provide protection against unwanted noises from clothing rustle and the wind.
Rycote recognises how vital these seemingly simple little products are, and are introducing their Essentials range, with new, enhanced products for use with lav mics. Stickies ‘Advanced’ are double-sided, hypoallergenic, adhesive pads used to affix lavalier microphones directly onto skin or on top of clothing. Available in different shapes (‘Round’, ‘O’s’ and ‘Squared’) these new Stickies are larger, stickier and supplied loose with easy peel-off tabs for easy use.
The all new Overcovers ‘Advanced’ utilise Rycote exclusive fur technology to provide excellent wind-noise protection for lavalier microphones. These discrete fur coverings are now slightly bigger (26mm), to match the DPA Concealers and are supplied with the new Stickies Advanced (Round). Overcovers Advanced will be available in black, grey, white and beige colours, to suit a multitude of different applications.
Rycote launched their brand-new boom shock mount, the InVision® ‘Lite’ (INV-Lite), in March 2107 to offer a more focused solution for smaller, lighter shotgun microphones. Beautifully balanced and with Rycote patented Lyre® technology, the INV-Lite provides super-fast access to the microphone via the revolutionary new ‘cam-lever’ clamp system. With the mic gripped securely at a single point, it allows full placement of a foam to provide basic wind and plosive protection indoors.
Available in two versions, the INV-Lite (19) is compatible with mics like the DPA 4017B, 4017C, 4018; Sanken CS-1e; Sennheiser MKH 8060, 8050, 8040 and 8020. The INV-Lite (21) is the ideal companion for the Schoeps MiniCMIT.
Rycote introduced the Baseball, in February 2017 to help take the ‘swoosh’ out of booming! Light, fast and simple – the Baseball came about from listening to customers; it offers a fast, practical solution to address the universal ‘swooshing’ noise problem experienced by sound pros when booming.
This ingenious little 3” windscreen has been specifically designed for interior boom pole use. Weighing just 17 grams, the Baseball offers significant performance improvements over a conventional foam windscreen, whilst still allowing rapid attachment and removal. Available in two versions, the 19/20mm is compatible with mics such as the DPA 4018, Schoeps CMC series and Sennheiser MKH 8040 and 8050. The Baseball 24/25mm is great for the Sennheiser MKH 40 and MKH 50.