Rycote 18cm Softie System with Mount & Pistol Grip

by Rycote
Rycote 18cm Softie System with Mount & Pistol Grip
The Softie Mount, used with the Softie Windshield provides a fast, flexible and cost effective solution for ENG use and forms a robust and practical windshield (70mm in diameter) which can be effectively used without the mount in handhels operation mode.


* The Softie alone provides a fast, flexible and cost effective solution for ENG on camera microphones (see also Camera Mounted Softies).
* Constructed of an acoustic foam base covered by a specially designed synthetic fur fabric together with a separate shockmount with its own bracket and either pistol grip handle or boom adaptor.
* 30mm long fur, giving protection up to 25dB wind noise reduction

The Softie Windshield & Shockmount system comprises of the following:

Softie Windshield
The Softie Windshield is a slip on open cell foam, with an integral fitted fur cover. The Softie will reduce wind noise and protect your microphone, and is the standard world-wide in TV. Available in a large range of sizes to fit most popular microphones.

Softie Mount
The mount is a simple but effective. The mount comes in 3 sizes, dependant on the diameter of your microphone. The attachment below the mount is then determined by the intended use of the mount, for example Pistol grip handle, boom pole adaptor or the Multi Mount for use on a camcorders hotshoe.

The main component of the Softie mount is a one piece rubber (actual material: EPDM) diaphragm shockmount. This unit is extremely robust, and has been tested in all environment conditions to ensure it performs.

The Softie Mount comes in three sizes, depending on which microphone being used.
# Small Hole 19-20mm diameter
# Medium Hole 21-22mm diameter
# Large Hole 24-25mm diameter

The mounts are 58mm diameter x 56mm long, and support short to medium length shotgun microphones. Please use the "Quick Product Finder" to see what size you need for your mic. The Softie mount will only fit shotgun microphones, which are cylindrical in shape (the same diameter though their whole length). We can not mount microphones that taper, with the Softie mount.

The longest Softie Windshields have an internal bore of 32cm (12-1/2") - Example:AKG CK68 or Audio Technica AT815b. These are the longest microphones we would recomend using a Softie Mount for, simply because the mount is flexible & cannot support longer mics. For longer mics, we would only recomend a Full Windshield System, and a Modular suspension.


Hole Diameter: 21-22mm diameter
Windshield Length: 18cm (internal)

In the Box

* 18cm Softie small hair medium hole windshield
* Pistol grip
* Shock-mount assembly
* Maintenance brush