The all-new Stereo Cyclone
The all-new Stereo Cyclone: Rycote® announces new advanced stereo windshield range.
Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK, October, 2017:
Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK, October 2017: Rycote, the award-winning UK manufacturer of advanced microphone windshields and suspension systems, is delighted to announce the launch of the Stereo Cyclone range.
Since the introduction of our hugely popular flagship windshield kit – the Cyclone – our customers have been asking us about stereo versions. We listened, and set to work on one of our most intensive and detailed product development cycles to date.
The new Stereo Cyclone range features a comprehensive selection of professional windshield kits, designed for the popular stereo and surround techniques:
By successfully addressing the design challenges presented by the introduction of multiple microphones, we are now able to offer the stunning performance of Cyclone – for stereo microphone applications. Our unique design approach has enabled us to keep overall size as compact as possible – so most Stereo Cyclone models feature our Small or Medium Cyclone basket sizes.
Each model has been individually designed and optimised to perfectly complement specific, popular stereo microphone combinations, and every Stereo Cyclone windshield is individually hand-built in our factory in Stroud. This very specialised manufacturing process is carried out by a highly-skilled Rycote technician, and takes many hours to complete.
With each new Stereo Cyclone model designed to perfectly accommodate specific microphone combinations, the range is extensive! With 30+ models to choose from, we’ve also provided an online ‘configurator’ to make finding the right model really easy! Whether it’s for production sound, broadcast, audio for gaming or wildlife recording – if you use stereo recording to create directionality, perspective, space, atmosphere and realism – there’s probably a Stereo Cyclone model that’s perfect for you!
Stereo Cyclone also features a sleek new Connbox, redesigned for stereo and multichannel microphone configurations. The Connbox takes care of internal cable routing, isolation and vibration reduction – each one is uniquely built for specific microphone configurations, with every wire and connector precisely measured for maximum performance.
Like the mono Cyclone range, Stereo Cyclone features breakthrough advancements in wind and shock isolation performance. Increased transparency is achieved due to the cone-like shape, with no reflective parallel surfaces which greatly reduces room-tone effects. An optional Cyclone Windjammer® can be used for the most extreme weather conditions, delivering wind-noise reduction that exceeds any other windshield system available today.
- A unique “multi-suspension” design includes the Rycote patented Lyre® Microphone Suspension System, plus the proprietary Floating-Basket Suspension (patent pending) with Lyre Technology for outstanding isolation between the basket structure and the microphone suspension.
- The two-piece, Z-Locking Windshield can be removed from or attached to the suspension in an instant using just one hand allowing audio professionals to capture the best possible audio in any environment. Reassembly is automatic as components magnetically snap into perfect alignment.
Simon Davies, Managing Director of Rycote adds: “Customer feedback has highlighted the need for a robust, practical and high-performing Stereo windshield and shock mount system, and we truly believe that the Stereo Cyclone range delivers this…and more. This range represents a significant undertaking for Rycote, and we are delighted to now be able to offer our customers this extensive range to accommodate their surround and stereo recording needs.”
High-resolution Stereo Cyclone images are available here:
Renowned for its innovative, problem-solving designs for over 45 years, Rycote has become a synonym for microphone windshields the world over, playing a leading role in this industry. Forming an essential part of broadcast and recording technology at the critical point of audio capture, Rycote products are trusted by audio professionals to help them deliver great sound, time after time, and in the most demanding of conditions.
Rycote windshields and microphone suspension systems are designed for capturing audio, whilst at the same time preventing wind and handling noise and preserving the microphone’s natural frequency response. Designed, developed and manufactured in-house, the company’s designs were honoured with a Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2000, and shortlisted for another in 2011. Rycote continues to apply its years of engineering knowledge to create the most complete line of specialised tools for wind, shock and handling noise protection that exists today.