This Rycote BBG Windjammer is sized for use with the BBG Windshield. The Windjammer minimizes noise due to excessive wind.
- Synthetic Fur Cover
- Works with Mono BBG Windshields
- Protects against Extreme Wind Noise
- Up to 50 dB of Wind-Noise Attenuation
Rycote 021801 Overview
Rycote 021801 Specs
|Compatible Mic Diameter|
3.1" / 80 mm
|Maximum Noise Attenuation|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)|
7.75 x 5.1 x 2.1"
Rycote 021801 Reviews
This windjammer make the MKH50 and exterior mic as well.
This Sennheiser MKH50 is the best sounding microphone that I have ever heard. I am a camera guy and had to learn how to do sound when Covid hit. The clients did not want full crews. I started out with G3 packs with Tram TR50's. Sold those and when to Sanken Cos11D's. Best option when you need actors on lavaliers in my opinion. I had a bunch of talking heads coming up and a buddy told me try a boom mic. I then tried the Sennheiser 416 and was very impressed. Later, I was recommended to try the Sennheiser MKH50 for interior work. I gave it a shot if not I would return it. WOW, Wow is all I can say. This microphone is a keeper. The sound is rich, full and very present on the bottom end. I can understand why some say they would not use it for a high woman's voice etc. I just love the sound. NO processing in post what so ever. This mic is very sensitive so I went with the Rycote Big Ball gag windshield and windjammer. We were shooting under a fan and I was picking up the wind with the foam that came with the microphone. I put on the Big Ball Gag and the wind sound went away. I was impressed. As an added benefit the room sound was brought down as well, I think I will always have this BBG windshield when I am shooting. Excellent results. I tried going outside with the Big Ball Gag and windjammer (dead cat hairball to cover ball) and Wow again. This combination makes the Sennheiser MKH50 and exterior mic as well. If you are on the fence. GET it. If you are doing research about it. Buy it ounce and cry. It will last for decades. I was going to go with the 8050 but needed capsules. My research came back with the 8050 is awesome for music and the MKH50 is for voices. I am very happy and my clients are happy. They have complimented me with how they sound. They thought that I did something in post. I highly recommend this mic and accessories for it.
Warm and Cuddly
Nicely made piece of gear, but only moderately effective in my application. My big-headed BP4025 takes up a lot of room in the BBG. The Windjammer/BBG combo would probably be more effective with a smaller mic that would leave more dead air space in the BBG. Not at all dissatisfied, though, as the next step would be a much bulkier and more fiddly blimp. It does feel like a return to the big-hair 70s, though, teasing the critter's fur with the included brush. Not that there's anything wrong with that...
Pro level Wind Protection Without Huge Bulky Gear
These are Windjammers are on my 4 Baby Ball Gag setups. I believe they complete the setup for optimal wind suppression and some protection. The Windjammer is needed to give you the best wind noise reduction on the Baby Ball Gag enclosures. I have an extra Windjammer on hand to swap out if I'm working in slightly light weather.
Essential for baby gagball.
Essential for baby gagball. But has to be replased when its not so fury and soft. Tried to wash, but in the end replasement was nessesary.
Expensive, but does the job
I needed some wind protection for my ORTF mic beyond foam wind screens. Rycote's Baby Ball Gags (BBGs) are relatively expensive, but are effective. If you need wind protection when miking, these should be considered. I have zero buyer's remorse. They come in several grommet sizes allowing substantial wind protection for mics you never though you could protect.
When Life Gets Rough Get A Rycote
As a professional location sound man I've got to admit up front that I never recommend mounting a mic on a camera. In this case, I have a Sennheiser MKH-50 on a Rycote INV-HG mkIII that pretty much lives on my SONY FS-100 camera rig to feed audio scratch track for my personal projects. I debated whether to go for the simplicity of a Rycote Classic Softie on run 'n gun shoots or to go with the Rycote Baby Ball Gag. In the end I opted for the Baby Ball Gag and the Rycote Windjammer fur to give it a slight edge in windy suppression in gusty conditions over the Classic Softie. It will never be as robust as a full Rycote Wind SuppressionSystem, but for what I'm doing it's pretty much all I need. I would give the BBG and Windjammer 5 stars if it could achieve the sonic transparency of the Cinela Leo Ball system, but life is a series of small compromises and the Rycote BBG & Windjammer is more robust and can handle the rigors of run 'n gun shoots better than the LEO.
Does the job!
Works great! Fits pretty well on the Audio-Technica AT8022.
Way bigger than I thought
Looks small in the photo but is actually huge. For small indoor shotgun mics, you can put the whole mic inside.
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