'Many types of kit have come and gone through my career... the best all round solution is Rycote'

Calum Thompson, Sound Engineer

Testimonials from our customers

We would like to thank all our customers for their continuing support

Rycote is the Rolls Royce of the sound companies.

Vaughan Roberts

Sound Recordist, IMDB

Helpful, local and the best at what they do!

Steve Holland

Freelance cameraman., BBC, Sky and ITV news.

I now have this problem solving product permanently attached to my Tascam DR-07 hand held recorder, having recorded artists and bands around the world, the difference is quite amazing.   
I would often be interviewing in the past, knowing full well that the play back would be seriously marred with annoying loud thumps and bumps, enhanced through speakers and headphones.
Rycote’s Portable Suspension Kit with its soft grip extension handle and the unique ‘Lyres’, offers supreme isolation against unwanted, unavoidable handling noises whilst recording with hand held recorders, it’s certainly made my life easier, and thanks to the slip-on Windjammer, outdoor recordings have also dramatically improved.

Lars Mullen

Music journalist

Since using the rycote portable recorder suspension system I couldn’t imagine shooting without it. The simplicity and incredible durability of this unique device is what makes this an essential bit of kit for every producer who cares about great quality sound.

Stefan Michalak

Heat Magazine

Just wanted to let you know that I got one of your (USM) shock mounts when I got a subscription to SOS magazine. It’s the BEST shock mount ever made! I fits my 414 and U87 and everything in my mic closet. Way too good to be given out for free!!!! So, thank you, thank you, thank you! This mount is truly awesome. I was looking for a U87 mount and they’re $350 and a 1-trick pony. This thing is incredible and works on everything

Fred Coury

Drummer for band Cinderella | Engineer | Producer, Double Forte Music

I couldn’t have afforded to go to film school without Rycote’s help, now I’ve graduated and entered the world of freelance Rycote equipment is an absolute essential part of my kit, especially the personal mic furries. On a windy day they’ve saved my bacon on so many occasions!

Laura Fairbanks

Sound Recordist, IMDB

I’m based in Cardiff and have done a lot of recordings on various hillsides throughout Wales, this wouldn’t have been possible without the Rycote windjammer, which kept the recordings free from wind noise. This is an innovative company who are very easy to deal with, and manage to come up with interesting items to make my work easier.

Alun Protheroe

Sound Recordist

The people from Rycote always provide an excellent and very friendly service.

John Lewis


I was amazed at the results my Boom Operators achieved using your incredibly effective microphone wind covers for personal microphones, sometimes the actors could hardly stand in the wind but still the dialogue cut through.

Martin Trevis


I use Rycote stickies every working day of my life. I just wish I’d invented them.

Kiff McManus

Sound Recordist, IMDB

I think all Production Sound Mixers would agree Rycote’s innovations over the years with mic suspensions and in particular the Windjammer have allowed us to achieve results that years ago would not have been possible.

Clive Copland


I’ve been using Rycote products for over 22 years, their quality and standards are so high along with great back up. New products and tweaks to the existing range maintain their continued success.

Kevin Meredith

Freelance Sound Recordist, IMDB

Rycote are a friendly and helpful company with good products, a knowledgeable and helpful staff, with a fast and reliable delivery service.

Derek Maidment

Proprietor, DJM VIdeo Productions

It’s always a pleasure to work with people dedicated to their products and to the user’s needs. Rycote is the perfect example of a specialist manufacturer giving this tiny minority called “professional audio engineers” the essential tools to enable them to reach best possible audio quality, even in the most aggravating of circumstances. Good work!

Martin Schneider

Georg Neumann GmbH

Rycote products are always high quality and with careful design features to ensure that they do the job intended, with superb backup and assistance. I have used them for 25 years.

Dave Williams

WSRS Sound Recordist, IMDB

Rycote are always willing to go that extra mile to help out – no matter what it takes.

Vaughan Roberts

Sound Recordist, IMDB

Great products and great people to deal with.

Roger Slater

Production Sound Mixer, IMDB

Rycotes new Invision suspension has solved the problem of handling noise on some of my most sensitive condensor boom mics.

Jonathan Chiles

Sound Mixer, IMDB

I have used Rycote products for close to 30 years and they work! Plus, like all good companies they are constantly researching how to supply us with new and better products.

Jeff Matthews


In all my years working as a location soundman, Rycote equipment has been my choice!

Ron Garson

Sound mixer/recordist, IMDB

If you look up the phrase “industry standard” in the dictionary there’s a picture of the Rycote logo.

Ty Ford


Many Thanks for your outstanding support!

Roland Winkler

Sound Pole 2008, IMDB

From the outset, when I came to purchase equipment there was no question of how I would mount my boom mics, as I had always been so impressed by Rycote products.

Deian Llyr Humphreys

Production Sound Mixer, IMDB

I bought the Rycote InVision Studio Kit to replace a rather worn and unreliable Neumann shockmount, and am extremely impressed with it. Great build quality, easy to use, looks super-cool, and isolates better than any other shockmount I’ve ever owned.

As an added bonus, all my LDC’s and larger ribbon mics all fit inside so I’m able to use it with way more mics than just the Neumann. The pop filter is fantastic, as well… sounds better than any of the fabric or metal ones I own. It stops way more air from hitting the mic, yet sounds clearer… plus, you get an extra filter element… and it’s washable!

B&H customer

B&H customer

I recently purchased a INV-8 wish to thank your company for the excellent product. It fits my vintage (1959) mic, the AKG C28a perfectly.

Deon Dieleman

Freelance Recording Engineer GB

Thanks again for sending me a set of Lyres – i am really impressed with them. They have significantly reduced the amount of handling noise i get when using the boom, i’ve really noticed a difference. They are so flexible – i’ve not come across Hytrel before as far as i’m aware, but it really does the job well, and it’s also made it easier to transport the suspension without fear of the plastic rings getting broken; i cracked one on a flight once, and apart from the fact that it diminished the effectiveness of the suspension, they weren’t cheap to replace either! I’m really pleased with them – excellent work by Rycote, as ever.

Matthew Share

Sound Recordist | Sound Mixer

I have used Rycote products since the 1960’s. They are superb and have never let me down, even in high rain and I get wet, and their service is second to none, nothing is too much trouble for them.

Chris Gurney

AMPS Boom operator, IMDB

my opinion Rycote are the most helpful friendly company in the TV broadcast sound business.

Vaughan Roberts

Sound Recordist, IMDB

I have used Rycote products for 20 years. There is no alternative that comes even close. Rycote stickies and undercovers, a must have addition to the sound department. Great products. Great Staff.

David Lascelles

Production Sound Mixer, IMDB

Rycote products set the bar in terms of quality. Robust, well engineered and my best friend on a windy day!

Stuart Piggott

Sound Recordist, IMDB

I’ve used Rycote products on all of the Top Gear specials, the North pole, Botswana and recently Vietnam, they did not let me down, its as simple as that.

Russel Edwards

Sound Recordist, IMDB

Rycote products are top quality, light, aesthetic, and durable.

Roberto Herzberg

Audio Engineer | Chief of Audio Department, Channel 13 UCTV – Chile

Rycote provide the best pro mic suspensions and windshields in the business!

Ron Garson

Sound mixer | Recordist., IMDB

The new range of suspension lyres not only improve handling noise, but they also reduce the weight of your rig. Every little helps.

Andy Hawley

Sound Recordist, IMDB

My Rycote wind shield kit is possibly the most vital and versatile pieces of equipment in my recording arsenal I simply wouldn’t be able to do my job effectively without it.

Nathan Gokhool

Sound recordist | Sound Designer, IMDB

I am so pleased I bought these new Lyre mounts they are a dream to work with. Something so simple works beautifully, believe me, they are fantastic.

Jonathan Mitchell

Sound Recordist, IMDB

We, Sanken Microphone are very happy to say that we have had a very good relationship with Rycote for many years. They are very much professional in vibration and wind noise mechanism and physics. Sanken always put confidence in their technology to ensure the best performance of Sanken microphones. Rycote has never fallen short of my expectations. They are not only an inventor but an innovator.

Minoru Kobayashi

Sanken Microphones

Over the many years, all my experiences with Rycote have been very positive, and the company has a clear understanding of the needs of the industry and fulfils them in inventive ways. What more can I say but thank you!

Sandy MacRae

Production Sound Mixer (Retired), IMDB

For mic suspensions and windshields, Rycote is the industry standard!

Ron Garson

Sound Mixer | Recordist, IMDB

Try using Rycote Overcovers underneath clothing. They’re great for minimizing rustle.

Andy Hawley

Sound Recordist

Rycote products are innovative and impeccably engineered, their back up is first class.

Roger Long

Sound Recordist, IMDB

Rycote manage to balance perfectly the aspects of practical technical application and fantastic customer care – they are always my first choice.

Jamie Gambell

Production Sound Mixer, IMDB

Rycote equipment is well designed, and strong enough for use by our Students.

Colin Gilchrist MIBS

Technical Team Leader, Faculty of Media, Arts and Society. Southampton Solent University., IMDB

Excellent products and service to match.

Michael Oates

Technical Team Leader, Faculty of Media, Arts and Society, Southampton Solent University

Without any of the Rycote products that I own and use daily it would be impossible to do my job and record anything useable in my line of work.

James Sieczka

Production Sound Mixer, IMDB

As a stills photographer who has been making the transition over to video during the last few years, Rycote has quickly become a first port of call.
As a solo-shooter working in all types of conditions, light, durable and high quality equipment is essential.

Having recently acquired my first boom  from Rycote, the A3 boom pole, fits the bill perfectly. Small and light enough to carry solo, and with an aircraft grade aluminum construction it’s going to stay in my kit (and in one piece!) for years to come. The locking mechanism is also very nifty for fast reliable operation as a soloist!

Felix Clay Photography

Shooting handheld I used the portable recorder audio kit on top of my 7D and didn’t suffer any of the usual handling noise. I also had a NTG3 connected with the universal camera kit suspension which also gave me clean sound. The only thing I need to get now is a very short XLR cable!

Dave Reeve


At Endeavour Blue productions, we specialise in filming boats in all kinds of locations and weather conditions. We need to hear presenters clearly and in a force 6 wind, this can be a rather big challenge. We use Rycote Overcovers and the results are spectacular. Not only can we show the thrill of sailing we can hear our contributors! We have used the Overcovers all around the coast of England, Europe and even during a sailing trip across the Atlantic.

Steve Adamx

Executive Producer, Endeavour Blue Productions

Rycote stickies and overcovers have revolutionised the way I work with personal mics. They are the first thing I reach for.

Andy Hawley

Sound Recordist

Consistently excellent service.

Steve Phillips

Sound Recordist, IMDB

Rycote listen to their customers and provide products that really work in the field.

Mary Milton


Fantastic furry fings, from a wonderfully friendly company.

James How

Sound Recordist

Au début, la bonnette Rycote était un produit, aujourd’hui c’est une référence’ – in the beginning, the Rycote windshield was a product, today it is a reference.


Video Plus, Saint Ouen.

I’ve always used Rycote suspensions from the very start of my career, and after 30 years I still have some of those original suspensions together with the Rycote baskets. Working on TV Dramas I use the latest Rycote suspensions for my Schoeps CMIT microphones, but I am loth to throw the originals away because they still work! The new suspensions and baskets are better, but there isn’t much wrong with the originals!

Ian Richardson


It’s hard to think of something as small as the InVision shock mount making such a big difference to my everyday work. Why did I put off finding a better mount for so long.

Chris Bollard

Sound Recordist, IMDB

Rycote has made my career. Travelling the world, microphones and I have worked everywhere, with everyone in every condition and Rycote products never fail to impress or deliver the results needed.

Martin Folkes

Location sound recordist | About A Girl BAFTA 2002 Best Short Film Winner, IMDB

Helpful, local and the best at what they do!

Steve Holland

Freelance cameraman to BBC, Sky and ITV news.

Windshielding and shockmounting may not be appear particularly sophisticated in this computer age, but look again! This really is cutting edge science and technology which makes a far bigger difference in many cases than the choice of microphone. Rycote leads the field with ground breaking original designs – but at realistic and affordable prices and with attentive service.

Hugh Robjohns

MIBS, Editor Line Up.

Always friendly, always reliable and always personal service. Without question their products are the most well thought out and useful sound products I buy.

David Thompson

Sound Recordist

Let it blow, let it blow. My mic is cozy inside my Rycote you know.

Roger Banks

Sound Recordist, IMDB

If its mine, and it’s a microphone, and its in a mount – then its in a Rycote mount!

Simon Bishop

Sound Recordist, IMDB

Great old fashioned British customer service as it should be.

Keith Rodgerson

Sound Recordist, IMDB

Rycote are always very informative & helpful with all enquiries dealt with promptly. Superb Products, quick deliveries on lines ordered, & an ultra friendly, & helpful staff at all times.

Ken J Larkman-Cooper

Freelance Movie Cameraman Reminiscence & DJM Films UK.

The windjammer has made my job possible over the last 30 years.

Steve Thomas

MIBS Production Sound Mixer, IMDB

A very friendly and helpful company to deal with – great innovative products – good prices – says it all.

Robin Thompson

Sound Recordist/Supervisor MIBS

Rycote’s technical assistance and support is only surpassed by the quality of their products.

Andrew Felton

Felton audio, IMDB

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