Lavalier Solutions

Lavalier Solutions

A wide range of professional wind protection products to fit diverse production needs.

Rycote understands that capturing high-quality audio with lavalier microphones can be an art-form depending on the needs of the application. That is why we have designed a line of products for lavaliers using our signature wind and noise protection for the best possible audio in various low-profile and hidden mic applications.

Rycote understands that capturing high-quality audio with lavalier microphones can be an art-form depending on the needs of the application. That is why we have designed a line of products for lavaliers using our signature wind and noise protection for the best possible audio in various low-profile and hidden mic applications.

Essentials

Simple solutions for Lavalier microphones

Essentials Advanced and Original, versatility for discrete and hidden mic placement.

Consumables’, ‘disposables’, ‘expendables’… they go by many names and they are those single or limited use items that sound pros use on a daily basis with lavalier mics. Whether its for sticking, fixing, hiding or protecting lavalier mics, we know that these little products are crucial for getting the job done!

Advanced

Stickies Advanced

Stickies Advanced are double-sided, hypoallergenic, adhesive pads used to affix lavalier microphones directly onto skin or on top of clothing. The soft fabric sandwiched between the two adhesive pads prevents the adhered mic from creaking due to skin or clothing movement. Stickies Advanced are designed to remain secure when attached to a dry surface and are intended to be discarded after use.

Key features

  • Stickier hypoallergenic adhesive on both sides;
  • Supplied loose with easy peel-off tabs to make use easier;
  • Round – larger diameter means perfect for use with the ever-popular DPA Concealers;
  • O’s – allow wind protection on DPA Concealers, or folded-over with Overcovers;
  • Squared – perfect for use with Sanken RM-11 (the rubber mount produced for the ubiquitous Sanken ‘COS-11’ mic) & for general cable management on radio mics.

Overcovers Advanced

Overcovers utilise Rycote exclusive fur technology, providing excellent wind-noise protection for lavalier microphones. They consist of a discreet, fur covering and are supplied with Stickies. With a Stickie affixed to clothing or skin, a fur disc is affixed over the top of a lavalier microphone.

Key features

  • Bigger size (26mm) to match the DPA Concealers;
  • Supplied with Stickies Adv Round, at 23mm also bigger than ‘Originals’;
  • Introducing new beige colour – to cater for even more applications.

Compatible with a huge range of lavalier microphones

Advanced Stickies and Overcovers are compatible with a huge range of industry standard lavalier microphones. Stickies Round are perfect for use with DPA Concealers, Stickies Squared are perfect for use with the Sanken RM-11 mount (for the COS-11D lav mic).

Stickies and Overcovers Advanced Video

What’s in the box

Essentials Advanced

Stickies Advanced

25 x Stickies Adv (either Round, O’s or Squared)
Essentials Quick Start Guide

Overcovers Advanced

5 x fur discs (single colour of Black, Grey, Beige or White)
25 x Stickies Adv, Round 23mm
Essentials Quick Start Guide

What the sound pros are saying…

We asked sound pros for their thoughts on Essentials Advanced during testing – here’s what they said!

‘I’m a big fan of Rycote’s new line of Stickies & Overcovers. With the Stickies easy-to-use pull tabs, higher tactility and new shape options you can really cut down on time when wiring actors. The end result, along with the larger Overcovers, is an enduring and highly wind resistant build that can last the entire day!’

Chris Durfy

CAS / AMPS, Production Sound Mixer

‘I was really impressed with the new Stickies. I work in drama and we use a combination of DPAs and COS 11s; the square Stickies worked great on the RM11 mounts and the large circular Stickies worked well with the DPA discs.

I particularly liked the ‘donut’ Stickies, I have been using a similar, hand-cut version regularly to mount Overcovers and similar over a mic rig, to create an air pocket giving extra wind protection and protecting the mic head from rustle. These pre-cut versions have saved a lot of wasted time.’

Ric Perrin

Boom Operator

‘From officer workers to rockstars, rock climbers to cavers, historians to historic guitars, car sun visors to Royalty. Rycote Stickies have NEVER let me down. And now they come in all manors of new shapes, all useful in ways you hadn’t even thought about. The king is dead, long live the king.’

Alan Hill

Sound Recordist

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Ronan Hill
CAS, Production Sound Mixer

Rycote’s new Stickies and Overcovers are an essential tool in the wireless mic box.


Darrell Briggs
AMPS, Sound Mixer / Supervisor / Recordist

Not content with producing a catalogue of industry standard products, Rycote are constantly listening to end-users and striving to improve and develop new products.
Next up, the ubiquitous Stickies get a complete overhaul and more choices. Now, an even stickier, medical grade adhesive, but also in mic & mount specific sizing options, and with a new ‘skin tone’ Overcover. Already an essential part of any professional’s mic kit, now, even more so.


Peter Olsted
Sound Mixer

The new circular Stickies with a hole in the middle are genius! When mounting my lavs under clothing, but on to the fabric with an Overcover (does that make sense?) I don’t lose the transparency which happened with the normal circular Stickies because of their thickness. So now the fabric gives me wind protection from one side, and the Overcover from the other.


Malcolm Davies
Production Sound Mixer

I keep all the Rycote bits along with the new size Stickies in a bag marked ‘Ronseal’. Cos the bits do exactly what it says on the tin!


Calum Thomson
Sound Recordist / Supervisor

Working in a wide array of filming locations has its challenges so when it comes to mic choice and placement, I never want to be restricted or have to compromise. Rycote have developed a range of Stickies to make sure they can get secure placement with adequate wind protection – even in challenging situations, they have to stop in the box of tricks and become my go to solution!

Good clean source audio is key and Rycote have developed a range of Stickies to help me achieve it every time.


Ian Whitehead
Production Sound Mixer

When placing mics on artists wearing period costumes, it’s been great to have different options. The new Stickies we’ve found most useful are the circular ones with the hole in the middle, particularly with the Overcovers, when shooting outdoors scenes in a windy environment.


Simon Bysshe
Production Sound Mixer

The new individually cut Stickies are great! They are a bit bigger which allows them to be used with DPA Concealers, and the new Square stickie is perfect for RM11 mounts. They seem stickier too which is always a bonus! I also love the new ‘Stickie donuts’ 🙂 these will be going straight into my regular kit when they finally hit the shelves.


Michael Taylor
Sound Recordist

Loving the new beige colour Overcover. The ‘doughnuts’ were fantastic for sticking over mics in DPA concealers, as well as straight onto the mic head.


Oliver Machin
MIPS, Sound Recordist

The new square Stickies are perfect for using with Sanken RM11 rubber mounts. Quick and easy to fit. Simple but effective.

The new large sized Overcovers and Stickies are just what I have been wanting. Those few extra mm make all the difference when fitting a pop-shield onto a COS-11 under the Overcover. The beige / off-white Overcovers are also great. Bright white Overcovers tend to stand out so it saves a couple of uses to wear them in!

The ‘doughnut’ Stickies are brilliant. It now makes it possible to wrap an Overcover on the end of a concealer or RM-11 mount. I can also easily fit an Overcover over the internal mic of a DSLR camera to help with giving a better-quality scratch track.

Personal mic placement, and in particularly hidden mic placement, has become increasingly important in modern location sound capture. A day of rustle-free radio mics can be a joyous day – however a day with rustling mics and wind across the capsules can quickly turn a day’s filming into a miserable stressful day. So, it’s fantastic that a company like Rycote is dedicating so much attention to producing “problem solvers” that can help us concentrate on mixing sound with a smile on our faces!


Peter Davis
Boom Operator

…it sort of brought back that ease of use (which we all enjoyed first with Stickies), with the two peel-off tabs – and it is sticker than its predecessor. So, it is an all-round improvement.


Scott J Farr
CAS, Production Sound Mixer

Used them on some commercials with A-list celebrities and they stayed stuck and of all the complaining they did they didn’t complain about the adhesive. Worked as advertised.


Jon Gilbert
Production Sound Mixer

Working on documentaries, I need to mic people quickly and I need to get it right first time. The new Rycote Stickies and Overcovers make this easier than ever!


Gary Stadden
Freelance Sound Recordist

I have been using Overcovers and Stickies now since Rycote sent some testers out many, many years ago. These have become my standard way for attaching Cos 11’s to clothing.

I really like the new square Stickies, and have been using them with the rubber RM11 Cos mounts.

I recently used one of the ‘donut’ Stickies placed over the end of an RM11, then attached an Overcover, then placed inside the knot of a tie, and stuck in place with a new square Stickie.

It was a fairly windy day, and the fact that I could place an Overcover quickly to the mic mount using a ‘donut’ sticky made a huge difference…. I shall be trying this technique again in the future.


Pete Lee
Sound Recordist

Quick rigging of lots of Overcovers onto DPAs in concealer discs today, easy and fast with the ‘doughnut’ Stickies, love em, perfect!

Originals

Stickies Original

Stickies are double-sided, hypoallergenic, adhesive pads used to affix lavalier microphones directly onto skin or on top of clothing. The soft fabric sandwiched between the two adhesive pads prevents the adhered mic from creaking due to skin or clothing movement. Included with Overcovers and Undercovers, Stickies are designed to remain secure when attached to a dry surface and are intended to be discarded after use.

Undercovers Original

Undercovers are the perfect solution to completely hide lavalier microphones. Used with the included Stickies, these soft, fabric discs are designed to minimize the sound of clothing movement while providing protection from light wind.

Overcovers Original

Overcovers utilize Rycote’s exclusive fur technology providing excellent wind-noise protection for lavalier microphones. They consist of discreet, fur Windjammers and Stickies. With a Stickie affixed to clothing or skin, a fur Windjammer disc is affixed over the top of a lavalier microphone.

Stickies Original Quantities:
30, 100, 500 (roll), and 750 (25 x 30 packs).

Undercovers Original Quantities:
Various quantities (see specs below).

Colours:
Black, Grey or White, and Mix Colour Packs

Overcovers Original Quantities:
Packs of 30 Stickies and 6 reusable fur discs.

Colours:
Black, Grey or White, and Mix Colour Packs.
See specs for other variations.

Lavalier Windjammer

Perfect for use in windy outdoor conditions in news, documentary, and interview applications, Lavalier Windjammer provides excellent wind protection. Offering the most wind isolation of Rycote’s Lavalier offerings, these robust problem-solvers also reduce microphone noises caused by movement against clothing. A foam connector with a rubber ring ensures secure connection to a microphone.

Available in:

Black, Grey, White in one and two-piece quantities.
Green, Blue and Red are available upon special request.
Ask your Authorized Rycote Reseller for more information.

Ristretto Lavalier
Mini-Windjammer

Broadcasters often prefer their microphones and wind protection to remain as unobtrusive as possible when on camera. Ristretto Windjammer offers wind protection for lavalier microphones with a more discreet appearance, as the fur is considerably shorter than that on Rycote’s existing Lavalier Windjammer. The Ristretto is secured to a microphone by a foam connector with a rubber ring for grip and retention.

Available in:
Black, Grey, and White in one and two-piece quantities.

Foams for Lavaliers

Rycote’s foams for lavaliers are discreet, slip-on foam windshields, designed to protect personal microphones against light wind and pop noise.

Made of durable, high quality open-cell acoustic foam, Lavalier Foam windshields offer up to 20dB of pop and wind noise attenuation, whilst avoiding concurrent high frequency loss. Engineered exclusively for Rycote, this high quality foam also provides excellent resistance against the damaging effects of moisture and UV light.

Lavalier Foam:

Suitable for Lavalier mics of 4.5 to 6.0 mm in diameter and up to 15 mm length.

Colours: Black, Beige and Brown.

Miniature Lavalier Foam:

Suitable for Lavalier mics of 2.8 to 4.5 mm in diameter and up to 15 mm length.

Colours: Black.

VT Miniature Foam:

Suitable for Voice Technology VT-100 Lavalier mics.

Colours: Black.

Neoprene-coated Lavalier Foam:

Designed for Lavalier mics to repel water when used in light-rain conditions. Suitable for Lavalier mics of 4.5 to 6.0 mm in diameter and up to 15 mm length.

Colours: Black.

Neoprene coated Mini Lavalier Foam:

Designed for smaller Lavalier mics, repels water when used in light-rain conditions. Suitable for Lavalier mics of 2.8 to 4.5 mm in diameter and up to 15 mm length.

Colours: Black.

Specifications

Lavalier Foams

wdt_IDFoamsProduct No.Compatible Mics
2 Miniature Lavalier Foams Black (1 pack of 2)
Miniature Lavalier Foams Black (1 pack of 10)
Neoprene-coated Mini Lavalier Foam
105504
105514
105526
BeyerDynamic: MCE7
Countryman: B6
Sanken: COS11
Sony: ECM88
3 VT Miniature Foam Black x50 105515 Voice Technologies: VT-100
4 Lavalier Foams Black (1 pack of 5)
Lavalier Foams Black (10 packs of 5)
Lavalier Foams Beige (1 pack of 5)
Lavalier Foams Beige (10 packs of 5)
Lavalier Foams Brown (1 packs of 5)
Lavalier Foams Brown (10 packs of 5)
Neoprene coated Lavalier Foam
105501
105511
105502
105512
105503
105513
105525
AKG: C577, CK77, CK97
Audio-Technica: AT 899
Countryman: B3, EMW
DPA: 4061, 4062, 4071
Electrovoice: RE90L
PSC: FPSCNM
Sennheiser: MKE 2, ME 102, ME 104
Shure: SM93, WL50, WL51, ECM77
Tram: TR50
Voice Technologies: VT-500


Lavalier Windjammer

wdt_IDLavalier and Ristretto WindjammersProduct No.ColourQuantity
1 Lavalier Windjammer 065514 Black Single
2 Lavalier Windjammer 065501 Black Pair
3 Lavalier Windjammer 065515 Grey Single
4 Lavalier Windjammer 065502 Grey Pair
5 Lavalier Windjammer 065516 White Single
6 Lavalier Windjammer 065503 White Pair
7 Lavalier Windjammer 065564 Green Single
8 Lavalier Windjammer 065561 Green Pair
9 Lavalier Windjammer 065566 Blue Single
10 Lavalier Windjammer 065563 Blue Pair


Lavalier Windjammer – Compatible Mics

AKG: C577, CK77, CK97. Audio-Technica: AT 899. BeyerDynamic: MCE7. Countryman: B3, B6, EMW. DPA: 4061, 4062, 4071. Electrovoice: RE90L. PSC: FPSCNM. Sanken: COS11. Sennheiser: MKE 2, ME 102, ME 104. Shure: SM93, WL50, WL51, ECM77. Sony: ECM88. Tram: TR50. Voice Technologies: VT-100, VT-500

Essentials Advanced

Stickies and Overcovers Advanced

wdt_IDProductProduct No.ColourPack QuantityTotal Contents
1 Stickies Adv 066301 N/A 1 pack 25 x Stickies Adv, 23mm Round
2 Stickies Adv 066321 N/A 1 pack 25 x Stickies Adv, 23mm O's
3 Stickies Adv 066303 N/A 1 pack 25 x Stickies Adv, 20mm Squared
4 Stickies Adv 066302 N/A 10 packs 250 x Stickies Adv, 23mm Round
5 Stickies Adv 066322 N/A 10 packs 250 x Stickies Adv, 23mm O's
6 Stickies Adv 066304 N/A 10 packs 250 x Stickies Adv, 20mm Squared
7 Stickies Adv 066327 N/A Bag of 100 100 x Stickies Adv, 23mm Round
8 Stickies Adv 066328 N/A Bag of 100 100 x Stickies Adv, 23mm O's
9 Stickies Adv 066329 N/A Bag of 100 100 x Stickies Adv, 20mm Squared
12 Overcovers Adv 066305 Black 1 pack 25 x Stickies, 23mm Round. 5 x Fur Discs, 26mm Round


Essentials Original

Undercovers, Overcovers and Stickies

wdt_IDProductProduct No.ColourPack QuantityTotal Contents
1 Undercovers 065101 Black 1 pack 30 x Undercover, 30 x Stickies
2 Undercovers 065107 Black 25 packs 750 x Undercover, 750 x Stickies
3 Undercovers 065104 Black 1 pack 100 x Undercover, 100 x Stickies
4 Undercovers 065102 Grey 1 pack 30 x Undercover, 30 x Stickies
5 Undercovers 065108 Grey 25 packs 750 x Undercover, 750 x Stickies
6 Undercovers 065105 Grey 1 pack 100 x Undercover, 100 x Stickies
7 Undercovers 065103 White 1 pack 30 x Undercover, 30 x Stickies
8 Undercovers 065109 White 25 packs 750 x Undercover, 750 x Stickies
9 Undercovers 065106 White 1 pack 100 x Undercover, 100 x Stickies
10 Undercovers 065504 Mixed Colours 1 pack 30 x Undercover, 30 x Stickies


Undercovers, Overcovers and Stickies – Compatible Mics

AKG: C577, CK77, CK97. Audio-Technica: AT 899. BeyerDynamic: MCE7. Countryman: B3, B6, EMW. DPA: 4061, 4062, 4071. Electrovoice: RE90L. PSC: FPSCNM. Sanken: COS11. Sennheiser: MKE 2, ME 102, ME 104. Shure: SM93, WL50, WL51, ECM77. Sony: ECM88. Tram: TR50. Voice Technologies: VT-100, VT-500

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