That’s not a tribble; it’s Rycote’s fuzzy windscreen for Holophone’s H4 SuperMINI mic.Toronto, Canada (March 7, 2008)–Holophone, manufacturer of surround microphones; and Rycote, maker of professional audio wind-shielding and shock-mounting systems, have teamed up to develop windscreen systems for Holophone’s entire line of surround microphones–H2-PRO, H3-D and H4 SuperMINI.
Available in both standalone fuzzy and fuzzy/windscreen pairs, the Rycote windshield systems are said to provide 10-12 dB extra protection for Holophone’s surround microphones over a standard windshield. The entire line of windscreen systems is made from specially designed and manufactured screening materials, which, according to both companies, offer virtually no adverse effect on sound level or quality, maintaining the true-to-life experience Holophone’s microphones provide. To allow for a snug fit, all windscreens feature a drawstring and toggle.
“With our microphones frequently used for on-location shoots and ENG situations, it was important that our users have protection against wind interference to ensure that their audio recordings are the best they can possibly be,” says Holophone CEO Jonathan Godfrey. “The choice was simple. Rycote is known for its high-quality windshield solutions, and we look forward to working with the company to help further simplify the recording of surround in any situation.”
“Like Holophone, we have been pioneers in the audio industry and are always looking for new and innovative means for our users to obtain superior sound,” says Simon Davies, technical director for Rycote. “We feel the collaboration will be a successful one and hope to work with Holophone on future projects.”