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Rycote Stereo Cyclone

Microphone Wind Shield
Published April 2018
By Hugh Robjohns

Various configurations are available to cater for a range of mic arrays — shown here is an ‘MS Kit 4’ Mid‑Sides version, as evaluated for this review.Various configurations are available to cater for a range of mic arrays — shown here is an ‘MS Kit 4’ Mid‑Sides version, as evaluated for this review.

Four years ago, Rycote launched their most advanced wind shielding system, the Cyclone, introducing some really innovative approaches to deliver a step-change in wind shielding performance, combined with delightful ease of use. The original models for mono shotgun mics (still the mainstay of TV and film location sound) have recently been joined by a comprehensive range of Stereo Cyclones, and I’ve been testing the MS4 kit with a Mid‑Sides stereo array of Sennheiser MKH30/40 microphones.

The Cyclone features a pear-shaped outer shell, used with the ‘fat end’...

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Published April 2018