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Rycote Undercover - Lavalier Wind Cover and Adhesive Mount

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The Rycote Undercover pads are a disposable mount and windshield used for mounting lavalier microphones underneath clothing. There are ten black, ten grey and ten white pads (30 total) supplied in each package. The pads are double coated with a peel-off adhesive and a soft-woven material. The adhesive is peeled onto clothing, providing a tacky mounting surface for lavalier microphones. The woven fabric disc is placed over the microphone and adhesive surface, sandwiching the microphone, and eliminating structure and rustling noise caused by movement of clothing, cables, etc.

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RycoteUndercover - Lavalier Wind Cover
 
4.5

(based on 53 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (38)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (39)
  • Versatile (27)
  • Improves sound quality (18)
  • Time saver (14)
  • Lightweight (13)

Cons

  • Not durable (3)
  • Unreliable (3)

Best Uses

  • Professional recording (33)
  • Outdoor events / games (16)
  • Amateur recording (13)
  • Performances (11)
  • Home studio (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (40), Professional musician (5), Gearhead (4)
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    • Business (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Simple and Elegant

Just wrapped on an educational production, shot in Flint, Michigan, a possible pilot for a tv series. We used students for almost all of the postions. Used "Undercovers" and...Read complete review

Just wrapped on an educational production, shot in Flint, Michigan, a possible pilot for a tv series. We used students for almost all of the postions. Used "Undercovers" and "Overcovers" by Rycote and not only did the products work as advertised, they saved an incredible amount of time that might have been spent by the students trying to attach the mics and then finding the resultant clothing rustle. Great Simple Product, why didn't I invent these?

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

make your own

I shoot documentary film and thought these might save me some time, but it basically just compromised the interviews I used them for. They're very simple and easy enough to just use your own...Read complete review

I shoot documentary film and thought these might save me some time, but it basically just compromised the interviews I used them for. They're very simple and easy enough to just use your own made from moleskin.
The adhesive came loose mid-interview on any kind of sweater, and any movement was still audible despite very careful placement. It's still cloth on cloth. to be useful it needs to be bigger so the mic is better enclosed.

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2.0

Didn't do what I needed them to

By Matty G

from Los Angeles, CA

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Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult Setup
    • Limited Function
    • Unreliable

    Best Uses

      Comments about Rycote Undercover - Lavalier Wind Cover:

      This didn't eliminate any of the scratching that I was trying to avoid. It worked to affix the mic, but didn't prevent any wind or noise. Overall, I wouldn't get them again.

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      1.0

      Total fail

      By Deep Focus

      from Philadelphia, PA

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      Pros

        Cons

        • Breaks Easily
        • Induce Clothing Noise
        • Unreliable

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording

        Comments about Rycote Undercover - Lavalier Wind Cover:

        I bought this with high hopes of being able to conceal a small mic (matchstick mic, about the size of a countryman). After hearing numerous high-profile pros endorse these, I figured I was missing out on something amazing by not using these. I finally bought some, tested with decent results, then took them to the field and gave them a try, another try, a 3rd, and then a fourth try. or should I say fail. The first two times, the mic came out of the sticky and the sticky stayed on. It lasted about 10 minutes both times. The audio I did get had way more clothing noise than I like. The third time I went on the skin to the sternum. It held but the clothing noise and movement noise was unbearable. The fourth time I did direct to skin at the collar bone under a t-shirt. It worked amazingly well, for 25 minutes before detaching in the middle of the production. Sorry but save your money and go the gaff tape route. Watch some of the great youtube tutorials out there to gain some real knowledge on how to get great results with what's already in your kit before being sold on these, they're useless.

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        5.0

        Genius

        By Christa

        from Sacramento, CA

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Sound Quality
        • Saves Time
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Rycote Undercover - Lavalier Wind Cover:

          These are rad! I shoot a lot of weddings and promos and I hate a visible lav, these work great under a collar or under a tie. I also use medical tape to secure the cable in place to better the situation. The multi-color pads are handy.

          My only con is that the pads could be a touch bigger. I have to stretch them out to fit over my Audio-Technica ATR-3350

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          5.0

          Live saver

          By Enrique

          from Miami, Fl

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Breaks Easily

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Rycote Undercover - Lavalier Wind Cover:

          This is my best tool to work as a sound locations mixer, when i need to use labs this is it .

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          5.0

          Love these things

          By bobblehead

          from New York, NY

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          Pros

          • Improves Sound Quality
          • Improves System Function

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Rycote Undercover - Lavalier Wind Cover:

              Great stickies used to hide mic underneath subject's shirt or jacket. The foam over covers prevent lots of noise and are very sticky... stay on all day.

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              5.0

              I would buy this product again and again

              By Mr:Tak

              from China

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Limited Function

              Best Uses

              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Rycote Undercover - Lavalier Wind Cover:

              Like a very good thing

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              5.0

              Good Product

              By BrLima

              from Santa Cruz, CA

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Improves Sound Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Rycote Undercover - Lavalier Wind Cover:

                These things works GREAT! They really help for making mics disappear and help with wind noise. I was shooting on the beach with 10-15 MPH winds and it was totally fine just barley under the clothing.

                I would get the multi color pack too, I have used all three of the colors and it really helps.

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                5.0

                Great

                By Xtian

                from Los Angeles, CA

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Improves Sound Quality
                • Improves System Function
                • Saves Time

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Rycote Undercover - Lavalier Wind Cover:

                  Must Have in your audio bag

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                  5.0

                  Clothing noise help

                  By Larsonsound

                  from Wilder, ID

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                        Comments about Rycote Undercover - Lavalier Wind Cover:

                        I've used these for a few years now and they work great to eliminate clothing noise. Having different colors really helps too.

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                        3.0

                        Okay

                        By Jake

                        from Kentucky

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                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Improves System Function
                        • Saves Time
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Events

                          Comments about Rycote Undercover - Lavalier Wind Cover:

                          I use these under shirts. The stickies work great. They are very tacky and hold well. The fuzzy part attaches sandwiches the lav and sticks to the sticky. It held all day.

                          I situation is that I still hear movement from the skin/shirt. I've tried it with my Sonotrim lav facing the sticky and facing the soft fuzzy undercover. I had a better situation when I faced the Sonotrim lav towards the sticky and attached the fuzzy VERY loosely.

                          I think these are the best options out there, but I still hate giving my microphone to subjects/talent. I'd rather hold my microphone and be in control of my sound.

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                          3.0

                          Slight upgrade from Gaff tape.

                          By Matt E.

                          from San Diego

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                                Comments about Rycote Undercover - Lavalier Wind Cover:

                                This product is okay, I've always used gaff tape folded into a triangle to secure lav microphones and hoped this product would provide a better solution. Honestly very underwhelming, still picking up a far more shirt noise than I would like with this product. I do think some clients have preceded to attach this product instead of the gaff tape so perhaps for appearances it's worth keeping a pack around.

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                                5.0

                                Awesome discrete mic solution

                                By Chris

                                from Morgantown, WV

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                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Improves Sound Quality
                                • Saves Time
                                • Versatile

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Events
                                  • Professional Recording

                                  Comments about Rycote Undercover - Lavalier Wind Cover:

                                  We use the Undercovers for any occasion where we need to hide a lav mic on a subject (ministers and grooms at weddings, interview subjects, etc.) The felt cover pads provide excellent protection against wind and clothes noises, and allow us to keep the mic out of the shot. Under a tie, in a collar or under a light shirt work fantastic!

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                                  5.0

                                  Essential for your audio kit

                                  By darryl b

                                  from michigan

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                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Improves Sound Quality
                                  • Saves Time
                                  • Versatile

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Amateur Recording
                                    • Events
                                    • Home Studio
                                    • Performances
                                    • Professional Recording

                                    Comments about Rycote Undercover - Lavalier Wind Cover:

                                    just used at a wedding and a film shoot and this helped to get me great sound and allowed me to hide my microphone

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                                    5.0

                                    Pretty Great

                                    By Matt the noob

                                    from Auburn CA

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                                    Pros

                                    • Improves Sound Quality

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Interviews

                                      Comments about Rycote Undercover - Lavalier Wind Cover:

                                      A great simple product that helped me hide the mic effectively. Totally great for keeping me from looking noobish. Arrived quickly too.

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                                      5.0

                                      Extremely worth getting

                                      By Stebcamarillo

                                      from La Mirada CA

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                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Improves Sound Quality
                                      • Improves System Function
                                      • Versatile

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Amateur Recording
                                        • Events
                                        • Professional Recording

                                        Comments about Rycote Undercover - Lavalier Wind Cover:

                                        Fantastic for hiding a small lav mic. Also works well as a a wind screen when under clothes. The adhesive is fantastic when attached to skin.

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                                        5.0

                                        Fantastic and fast

                                        By Jeremy

                                        from Asheville, NC

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                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Improves System Function
                                        • Saves Time

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Amateur Recording
                                          • Professional Recording

                                          Comments about Rycote Undercover - Lavalier Wind Cover:

                                          These work great and are quick and easy to use.
                                          Highly recommend them over tape, especially for a longer shoot with lots of movement.

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                                          5.0

                                          Never will do a shoot without it!

                                          By Ben James

                                          from Nashville, TN

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                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Improves Sound Quality
                                          • Improves System Function
                                          • Versatile

                                          Cons

                                          • One Time Use

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Discrete Recording
                                          • Events

                                          Comments about Rycote Undercover - Lavalier Wind Cover:

                                          I've used the clips for about 5 years now and always wondered how people can hide lavs so well and not see the clip. This is how they do it. Super easy to use, you won't see it protrude from under a shirt. I used it inside a sheer black shirt on a woman doing yoga and you couldn't see it at all.

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                                          5.0

                                          Works as expected

                                          By Modern Motion

                                          from Seattle, WA

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                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Improves System Function
                                          • Saves Time
                                          • Versatile

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Events
                                            • Performances
                                            • Professional Recording

                                            Comments about Rycote Undercover - Lavalier Wind Cover:

                                            My Audio Techs have been using these for years and I finally ordered some for myself. I would always forget to toss these in when ordering from BH, but I finally remembered. They work fantastic with professional lav's (Tram, Countryman B6 and B3) With a larger mic like the popular Sennheiser ME4 you will have issues, but to be honest that specific mic is not very friendly when it comes to trying to hide it. The Sennheiser ME2 will work just fine though with the wind cap and clip removed.

                                            I think it's a must have for hiding mic's and if you are anything like me, I hate seeing mic's in the shot.

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                                            5.0

                                            small useful tool

                                            By Sleigher

                                            from Portland, OR

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                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Improves Sound Quality

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Performances

                                              Comments about Rycote Undercover - Lavalier Wind Cover:

                                              -easy mounting of lavs

                                              -reliable

                                              -no significant problems

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                                              4.0

                                              Must have for hiding lavalier mics

                                              By Chris - Professional Videographer

                                              from Calgary, Canada

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                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Use

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Hiding lav mics

                                                Comments about Rycote Undercover - Lavalier Wind Cover:

                                                I use it to hide lavalier mics by taping it behind clothing or even to bare skin. Comes with grey, white, and black colours and much easier to work with than trying to use a clip.

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