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New mic – and a shock (mount) from Rode

Rode has updated its venerable Stereo VideoMic Pro for late 2016 with a handful of new features. Most obviously, the shockmount is now the Rycote Lyre suspension system which is claimed to be practically indestructible, unlike the elastic band type of system that was used...

“Lyre” upgrade for Videomic pro

Microphone manufacturer Rode has had a relationship with British mic accessory-maker Rycote for quite a while, with the latter’s “Lyre” suspension system turning up in products such as the latest version of the Rode Blimp windshield. Now the two have teamed up again to put...

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A Tour around Rycote

UK windshield manufacturer Rycote were kind enough to invite us around for a tour, so of course we took a video camera and snapped a few shots including an interview with Managing Director Simon Davies. We asked him about how they make their Softies and...

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Video Review: Rycote Super Softie (2015)

This year, Rycote have released new, revised version of their unusual “Super Softie” windjammer. Originally looking rather like a weather balloon, the 2015 version has a fatter, squatter design. Traditional microphone windjammers, even Rycote’s own, are covered in long fur to attenuate wind noise but...

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Video Review: Rycote Super Softie (revised for 2015)

Last year Rycote introduced the Super Softie, a fur-less windjammer for shotgun microphones. They’ve now revised the design and our editor took it up a blustery hill to see how well it works. If you’d like to buy one, please do so via our Amazon...

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Cyclone hits Rycote – but it’s all good

Wind muffler firm Rycote are launching a new “blimp”-type windshield at IBC in Amsterdam – and they’re naming it “Cyclone”. That sounds like an invitation to call their bluff and try it out in a Force 10 gale to us but until we get our...

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Rycote admits manufacturing fault

Rycote, the UK manufacturer of world-renowned windjammers for microphones of all shapes and sizes, has put its hands up and admitted there’s been a manufacturing flaw in some of its newest “super softie” products. Regular readers of this website and viewers of our YouTube channel...

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Video Review: Rode Blimp (redesigned for 2014)

The wind. It’s a particular bugbear of ours when filming and presumably yours too else you wouldn’t be reading this review. As brilliant as microphones are these days, the sensitive little things can’t help but be upset by even a breath of air across their...