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Rycote Standard Hole Softie Windscreen with 19-22mm (0.74-0.87") Hole Size

B&H # RYS18M Mfr # 033052
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You Pay: $95.00
Product Highlights
  • Measures 18cm (7.08") Long
  • Standard 19-22mm (0.74-0.87")

Rycote Softies provide optimum wind diffusion and noise rejection while remaining cost effective. This softie features a standard size hole and measures 18cm (7.08") in length. The softie will fit microphones with diameters from 19-22mm (0.74-0.87").

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RycoteStandard Hole Softie Windscreen with 19-22mm (0.74-0.87") Hole Size
 
4.7

(based on 33 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (25)
  • Easy to use (24)
  • Good audio (14)
  • Improves performance (13)
  • Professional quality (13)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Professional recording (13)
    • Independent films (11)
    • Complex projects (8)
    • Outdoor events / games (8)
    • Amateur recording (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (9), Professional artist (8), Professional musician (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (13)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Totally essential!

    Although I bought this from B&H years ago for my Sennheiser ME66, I am just now submitting a review. Since then, I've been experimenting with less bulky alternatives. There are none....Read complete review

    Although I bought this from B&H years ago for my Sennheiser ME66, I am just now submitting a review. Since then, I've been experimenting with less bulky alternatives. There are none. Foam obviously doesn't work, and putting layers of fuzz around a mic is also ineffective. The Softie is bigger than the camcorder!Where I live the wind is constant year-round, 10-40mph at all times. I surmise that there needs to be space between the impact of the wind and the mic diaphragm. The Rycote has about 1.5" of effective material within that space. After 30mph, I need to stick the Softie inside a blimp covered with shag.In addition to the Rycote Softie, I also have to engage the bass roll-off on the mic, and the Softie does cut some of the high-end. So I'm trimming both low and high frequencies. Ultimately, however, I end up with usable sound. When I'm in the field with journalists and other shooters, if they don't have a Softie, I know they're not getting usable sound. I see/hear they're stuff on the internet, and it's painful.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best Windscreen I've Used

    By Filmmaker H

    from Maryland

    About Me Filmmaker, Freelancer, Media Director, Professional Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Highly Compatible
    • Improves Performance
    • Lightweight
    • Nice Hair Brush
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Complex Projects
    • Home Movies
    • Independent Films
    • In The Studio
    • Outdoors

    Comments about Rycote Standard Hole Softie Windscreen with 19-22mm (0.74-0.87") Hole Size:

    After purchasing serveral other windmuffs this is clearly the best one I have found. I am using the Sennheiser ME66 with the K6 phantom power unit. This windscreen has a stiff meshing in it that creates distance between the capsule and the outside of the windscreen. The meshing also helps keep direct airflow away from the mic. It is made of very high quality materials and even comes with a brush if you find yourself wanting to style your windscreens hair. lol. I have achieved clear sound and almost non-existent wind noise in medium windy conditions. I strongly recommend this product. It is worth the price.

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    5.0

    Solid and comes with brush!

    By Doug

    from San Francisco

    About Me Aspiring videographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Highly Compatible
    • Improves Performance
    • Lightweight
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Independent Films
      • Windy conditions

      Comments about Rycote Standard Hole Softie Windscreen with 19-22mm (0.74-0.87") Hole Size:

      Does it's job well. Is sturdy but light. Fits standard shotgun microphones well. Looks pro. Hair does not shed too easily. Doesn't smell.

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      5.0

      Works Perfect

      By Dave

      from Acton, MA

      About Me Videographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Improves Performance
      • Lightweight
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Independent Films

        Comments about Rycote Standard Hole Softie Windscreen with 19-22mm (0.74-0.87") Hole Size:

        I have been using Rycote products for years and have never been disappointed. I purchased this to use with my Rode NTG 3. It fits perfect and kills all wind noise.

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        5.0

        Fantastic windscreen

        By JLScott

        from Portland, OR

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Highly Compatible
        • Improves Performance
        • Lightweight
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Rycote Standard Hole Softie Windscreen with 19-22mm (0.74-0.87") Hole Size:

            I was hesitant to get this (even though part of the B&H kit I bought). I wanted to get a blimp but it was more than my budget allowed... due to the positive reviews I went for it. I'm very impressed with this. Fits on my ME66 air tight and does an incredible job. I love it.

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            2.0

            CHEAPO DOES THE JOB

            By CARLOSLOKKO

            from NEW YORK, NY

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Rycote Standard Hole Softie Windscreen with 19-22mm (0.74-0.87") Hole Size:

            GOOD AS PART OF A PACKAGE BUT NOT AS A STANDAOLONE

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            4.0

            bushy tail

            By femi studios

            from CT

            About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Highly Compatible
            • Improves Performance
            • Lightweight
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Independent Films
              • In The Studio

              Comments about Rycote Standard Hole Softie Windscreen with 19-22mm (0.74-0.87") Hole Size:

              Use with sennhizer mic

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              5.0

              Rycote Softie

              By Jeebert

              from Dallas, TX

              About Me Professional Artist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Improves Performance
              • Lightweight
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Complex Projects
                • Independent Films

                Comments about Rycote Standard Hole Softie Windscreen with 19-22mm (0.74-0.87") Hole Size:

                Excellent audio accessory which should be in every audio persons bag. This definitely does the job of cutting down those extraneous sounds to give a crystal clear audio signal. Would highly recommend this.

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                5.0

                Perfect for the Sennheiser ME66

                By gk16blman

                from Lincoln, NE

                About Me Professional Artist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Improves Performance
                • Lightweight
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Documentary
                  • Exterior locations
                  • Independent Films
                  • Run And Gun Shooting

                  Comments about Rycote Standard Hole Softie Windscreen with 19-22mm (0.74-0.87") Hole Size:

                  I have threee of these for all my ME66 micrphones.THey are very good at cutting wind noise, and shy of a true blimp and dead cat, these softies work very well. They are a littl hard to put on over the mic, but it needs to be air tight around the tube - that's the point. Very reasonable cost for how well it insulates outside air from effecting the recordings

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                  5.0

                  Absolutely Awesome!

                  By Sunfire Kid

                  from Dallas, tx

                  About Me Business Owner

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Improves Performance
                  • Lightweight
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Complex Projects
                    • Independent Films

                    Comments about Rycote Standard Hole Softie Windscreen with 19-22mm (0.74-0.87") Hole Size:

                    Works great even in strong wind.

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                    5.0

                    Versatile, lightweight & effective.

                    By Mazur Media Man

                    from Vermont

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Highly Compatible
                    • Improves Performance
                    • Lightweight
                    • Professional Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Complex Projects
                      • Home Movies
                      • Independent Films
                      • In The Studio

                      Comments about Rycote Standard Hole Softie Windscreen with 19-22mm (0.74-0.87") Hole Size:

                      I use this for my Sennheiser 418 and/or Sanken CS3E nearly every shoot for quick, slip-on wind protection. It's much quicker to swap mics & lighter/smaller than a zeppelin, making it easy to wield on a boom & pack in a case. Performs very well in most outdoor settings in all but extreme wind conditions. Great to just leave on for run & gun situations where you have to bounce between interior & exterior set-ups.

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                      5.0

                      Perfect for what I needed

                      By bikinijack

                      from Majuro, Marshall Islands

                      About Me Professional Artist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Improves Performance
                      • Lightweight
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Complex Projects
                        • Independent Films

                        Comments about Rycote Standard Hole Softie Windscreen with 19-22mm (0.74-0.87") Hole Size:

                        I use a Sennheiser MKH416 mic and this dead cat fit perfectly and did the job of blocking some real stiff wind that we get out here in the islands during trade wind season.

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                        5.0

                        Well made product

                        By dpedit

                        from Rockville, Md

                        About Me Professional Artist

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Does the job
                        • Well made

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Controlling wind noise

                          Comments about Rycote Standard Hole Softie Windscreen with 19-22mm (0.74-0.87") Hole Size:

                          This is my second Rycote Softie as I am replacing gear. So I would buy this product again.

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                          5.0

                          Perfect

                          By Djderyck

                          from Joplin, MO

                          About Me Professional Artist

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Highly Compatible
                          • Improves Performance
                          • Lightweight
                          • Professional Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Complex Projects
                            • Independent Films

                            Comments about Rycote Standard Hole Softie Windscreen with 19-22mm (0.74-0.87") Hole Size:

                            Got it for my MKH-416. Works perfectly. Pretty snug, blocks the wind. I have no complaints. Seems a bit pricey, but I guess it's worth it to block the wind the way it does.

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                            5.0

                            Just buy it!

                            By Vu N

                            from Townsville, QLD, Australia

                            About Me Conference Doco shooter, Film pro

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comes with a COMB
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Highly Compatible
                            • Improves Performance
                            • Lightweight
                            • Professional Quality

                            Cons

                            • Pricey / Poor Value

                            Best Uses

                            • Complex Projects
                            • Outdoor shooting

                            Comments about Rycote Standard Hole Softie Windscreen with 19-22mm (0.74-0.87") Hole Size:

                            Just buy it and enjoy the difference.

                            BONUS:
                            - Add "Pro look" for small camcorders.
                            - Comes with a comb ... (no comment)

                            Cons:
                            - Shooter with wide angle lens, careful or it will get into the frame! Buy some friction arm to avoid it.
                            - Quite pricey but it does what it supposes to do.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Excellent Windscreen. Look no farther.

                            By Jason

                            from Boston

                            About Me Professional Artist

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Highly Compatible
                            • Improves Performance
                            • Professional Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Complex Projects
                              • Home Movies
                              • Independent Films

                              Comments about Rycote Standard Hole Softie Windscreen with 19-22mm (0.74-0.87") Hole Size:

                              I've used a great deal of equipment over the years, from personal to professional productions and I've never had a windscreen work so well. Definitely recommended.

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                              5.0

                              Amazing

                              By Carl3023

                              from Olympia, WA

                              About Me Novice

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Clear Sound
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Rycote Standard Hole Softie Windscreen with 19-22mm (0.74-0.87") Hole Size:

                                  Used on vacation while sailing in the British Virgin Islands. I was amazed at how well it handled substantial wind both while moored and under sail.

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                                  5.0

                                  Does what is says it does.

                                  By Naish Productions

                                  from Switzerland

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Amateur Recording
                                    • Events
                                    • Performances

                                    Comments about Rycote Standard Hole Softie Windscreen with 19-22mm (0.74-0.87") Hole Size:

                                    Great for cutting down sound. A good investment to save many head aches in the editing sutie.

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                                    5.0

                                    Rycote Windscreens are the BEST

                                    By Barry

                                    from Cherry Hill, NJ

                                    About Me Professional Musician

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Clear Sound
                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Versatile

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Amateur Recording
                                      • Events
                                      • Performances
                                      • Professional Recording

                                      Comments about Rycote Standard Hole Softie Windscreen with 19-22mm (0.74-0.87") Hole Size:

                                      As a taper of live music (over 20 years experience) I only get one chance to do it right and I never know exactly what I am going to be dealing with as far as environment.
                                      Outdoor concerts are particularly difficult for many reasons, wind being the most common problem.
                                      I have tried many different products to cope with this issue and NOTHING beats a Rycote Windscreen!
                                      I recently recorded a show with wind gusts of 30mph+ blowing across an open field and the recording came out so good one cannot even tell from listening if it were recorded inside or outside.
                                      I DEFINITELY recommend the Rycote Windscreen for ANYONE who needs to use a microphone outside. The wind suppression is absolutely unbelievable and there is ZERO sound signal lost. Amazing product!

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                                      5.0

                                      Zero wind noise since I got this

                                      By Phantompwr

                                      from Cape Cod, MA

                                      About Me Experienced

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Clear Sound
                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Events
                                        • Professional Recording

                                        Comments about Rycote Standard Hole Softie Windscreen with 19-22mm (0.74-0.87") Hole Size:

                                        Very simple, the shotgun mic just slides in. I haven't tried it in strong wind yet, but on a normal day it worked perfectly.

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                                        5.0

                                        Excellent performance, indispensable

                                        By Ahing

                                        from Philadelphia, PA

                                        About Me Experienced

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Clear Sound

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Outdoor events games
                                          • Professional Recording

                                          Comments about Rycote Standard Hole Softie Windscreen with 19-22mm (0.74-0.87") Hole Size:

                                          If you're going to shoot outside and you want any usable audio off your shotgun or boom, then you can't do without this.

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