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

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 36 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (27)
  • Easy to use (25)
  • Improves performance (15)
  • Professional quality (15)
  • Good audio (14)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Independent films (13)
    • Professional recording (13)
    • Complex projects (9)
    • Outdoor events / games (8)
    • Amateur recording (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (9), Professional artist (9), Business owner (4), Professional musician (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (15)

    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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    Reviewed by 36 customers

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    5.0

    Break Wind When Necessary

    By Rodney

    from Dallas, TX

    About Me Business Owner, Filmmaker, Media Producer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Improves Performance
    • Lightweight
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • ENGEFP
      • Independent Films
      • Location Production
      • Windy conditions

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

      I recently shot an on-camera interview outside in what seemed like pretty light wind conditions. It was a short piece and I never gave wind conditions a second thought, which in retrospect was pretty sloppy of me. Since I was shooting on a GlideCam unit in close proximity to my subject and we were moving quickly I went with my camera mounted shotgun mic with its standard foam wind screen. If you've ever tried to correct for wind noise in post, you know what a challenge that can be. In retrospect, it is way better to deal with it at the time of acquisition and a good quality windscreen like this one goes a very long way to improving sound quality.Yet another reminder to be cautious whenever you hear that small voice in your head saying, "I can fix it in post." Don't ever listen to that. It should be a reminder that you are being sloppy.

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      5.0

      Best screen out there

      By C W Marcom

      from Ft Worth, Tx

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

      I've been a news photographer for 18 years. I've been using this Rycote Softie for last 13 yrs. It is sensitive and noise reducing. I haven't found anything that works better.

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      5.0

      Perfect for Windy Outdoor Shoot!

      By High Tech Leigh

      from Washington, DC

      About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects
        • Independent Films
        • In The Studio

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

        This Standard Hole Softie Windscreen by Rycote was perfect for a 48-hour documentary made recently in Washington, DC. Outdoors with pretty substantial winds in late afternoon, absolutely no wind noise was picked up when used in combination with my Sennheiser ME-66. In addition, the entire unit fit into my Rode soft case for quick dispatch, and it didn't shed a hair, unlike my generic softie for my Rode NG2. Should I purchase another Sennheiser, this Rycote will be the way to go!

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        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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                                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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