Sound specialist Rycote has developed one other answer to suppress the dreaded wind noise throughout out of doors shoots: The Rycote Nano Protect is an excellent light-weight however very environment friendly windshield to be used with shotgun microphones of varied sizes on a growth.
Capturing respectable sound with a growth mic might be fairly a problem, particularly open air. Wind noise just isn’t solely extraordinarily annoying throughout capturing, but additionally very tough to eradicate in post-production. So you really want a dependable but light-weight answer on set to keep away from the dreaded wind noise.
The answer is a so-called lifeless cat, a fluffy piece of material that covers the shotgun mic itself. Nevertheless, these suckers might be fairly heavy, which is a no-go for prolonged booms. The Rycote Nano Protect is Rycote’s newest innovation to fight wind noise whereas being tremendous light-weight.
Rycote Nano Protect
To make sure that the Rycote Nano Protect is as versatile as doable, it comes not simply in a single measurement, however in a number of. In actual fact, it isn’t a single product, however reasonably an entire modular system. You’ll be able to mix the entrance and rear segments to assemble the proper windshield on your given microphone setup.
In fact, the bare-bone Nano Protect just isn’t appropriate for recording in harsh (stormy) climate situations, for that you need to resort to the aforementioned lifeless cat. However for regular situations, the Rycote Nano Protect ought to strike an ideal steadiness between being as light-weight as doable and preserving wind noise out of your sound recordings.
The great factor is that you would be able to add layers of wind safety as you go: if it will get actually windy, throw on a flurry layer and also you’re good to go.
Though the blimp form could look acquainted from afar, a better look reveals a number of new design and engineering options that make it our most superior windshield equipment but.
In accordance with Rycote, the brand new superior Lyre® mounts are extra compliant and supply higher dealing with noise discount.
The Rycote Nano Protect kits use a singular magnetic locking basket design which might be configured to suit varied microphone sizes by merely swapping out basket halves. Every measurement of basket half can interlock with another measurement. Additionally they have two guide locking sliders to carry every thing safe and noise free. Rapidly and simply entry mics by merely pulling the halves aside.
For the reason that Nano Protect kits are on common 30% lighter than customary kits (relying on the chosen measurement) and have a smaller footprint when used with the identical microphones, dealing with the entire setup needs to be extra handy.
The basket shell is made out of semi-rigid materials that mixes energy with flexibility.
For all of the related sizes and appropriate microphones, please take a look at this PDF file offered by Rycote.
New Lyre Mount
The newly developed Lyre Mount supplies a wonderfully balanced, light-weight and sturdy mounting of microphone and windshield.
One of the best half is: you don’t want any instruments to regulate, reposition or swap something on the Lyre Mount. Solely thumbscrews and friction brakes are used, which I discover tremendous handy.
RF Filter & Low Lower XLR
Every Rycote Nano Protect equipment comes with a low-profile XLR cable that has each an energetic in-line RF filter and switchable 80Hz low lower (requires phantom energy).
Sooner or later Rycote will even supply cables with switchable 60Hz low lower, MZL, Digital Mics and others.
Pricing and availability
Every equipment comes with these pre-configured gadgets:
- 2 Magnetic Locking Windshield Basket Halves
- ‘No Instruments Wanted’ mic mounting bar w/ cable clips
- A number of Pairs of superior Lyre® Mounts
- Friction Brake Swivel Arm w/ Built-in PCS Tip
- Interchangeable 3/8″ Thread Mount For Swivel Arm (direct to growth/stand)
- PCS Ergonomic Deal with
- Low-Profile XLR Cable With Lively In-Line RF Filter & Switchable 80Hz Low Lower
- 360-Diploma Adjustable & Reversible XLR Holder
- 2 Pairs of Wind Socks (Gray & Black)
- Protecting Case
Most kits price $629. For the reason that complete system is modular, you should purchase most components individually, particularly the hampers in several sizes.
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