Cyclone by Rycote

Author: Elena Bostan Date: 16/09/2014
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Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK, September 12th, 2014: Rycote, the award winning U.K. manufacturer of advanced microphone windshields and suspension systems, is pleased to announce the launch of the all-new Cyclone windshield system at IBC 2014. The Cyclone will be unveiled at IBC on the SCHOEPS stand, Hall 8 booth E.90.

The Cyclone features a durable, lightweight design, with breakthrough advancements in wind and shock isolation performance. A unique “multi-suspension” design provides complete isolation against all forms of handling noise. Outstanding shock protection is provided by the Rycote patented Lyre Microphone Suspension System, plus the all-new Floating-Basket Suspension with Lyre® Technology (patent pending) that provides isolation between the basket structure and the microphone suspension.

A two-piece, Z-Locking design magnetically affixes the basket around the microphone for instant and secure attachment to, or detachment from, the suspension. Increased transparency is achieved due to the cone-like shape, that vastly reduces reflective parallel surfaces, and this unique design of the basket gives superior wind-noise protection, without the need for a fur Windjammer.

In addition to the shape and structure of the Cyclone, 3D-Tex covers the windshield exterior as used on the successful Super-Softie windshields launched at NAB 2014. This durable material combines excellent acoustic transparency with superb attenuation of wind-noise.

  • Revolutionary new windshield and basket suspension system
  • A unique, modern design delivering unsurpassed wind and shock protection
  • Durable, two-piece, magnetized basket design providing instant access to the mic
  • Ideal for popular shotgun mics such as Schoeps CMIT-5u, Sennheiser MKH 416 & Rode NTG-3


Simon Davies, Managing Director of Rycote adds: “When we started out on this project, our goal was to “simply” achieve advancement in every perspective of the wind and shock isolation performance.  We’ve nailed this in The Cyclone, so I’m incredibly proud of our design and engineering teams for their tenacity and persistence to attain this outstanding collective achievement.”

Rycote Cyclone Demo from Rycote on Vimeo.

Rycote Cyclone Teaser from Rycote on Vimeo.


Press contact: Rycote Microphone Windshields Ltd UK | Email: press@rycote.com | Phone: +44 (0) 1453 759338