Cyclone Windshield - Medium


Cyclone Medium fits these microphones and more:



The Next Level…

Innovation. Evolution. That’s how Rycote has maintained its status as leader in isolation from the effects of wind and shock since we introduced the first conventional windshield more than 40 years ago. For the Cyclone we decided to move our existing technology completely aside to achieve the extraordinary. An entirely new standard of reduction in levels of wind and handling noise for audio professionals.

Innovation in Every Detail

The Cyclone is the result of more than a decade of continuous development. Our design and engineering teams have focused on each component to build an all-new windshield system from the ground up. Everything has been considered, nothing overlooked because to design a windshield system this advanced, everything counts. Alone, every one of these advancements is a performance breakthrough. Together, they are the Cyclone, the world’s most advanced microphone windshield and shock-mount system.




  • For SCHOEPS CMIT 5U, CMC641 + CUT 60, SENNHEISER: MKH 416, MKH 8060, DPA 4017B, NEUMANN KMR 81i [D], Sanken CS-1, CS-2

  • Supplied with ultra-soft, flexible cable with Silicone sleeve, fitted with a Rycote RF Shielded 90° Shortie XLR Female

  • Radical new design and shape delivers a new pinnacle in audio transparency, wind noise and handling noise isolation

  • Lightweight, durable construction, designed with materials to withstand extreme field conditions

  • Featuring 3D-Tex® delivering massive wind noise reduction without needing additional fur coverings

  • Basket Z-Locking design w/ magnetic locking for instant one-hand mic access with automatic, self-aligning basket reassembly

  • Swivel latches provide additional basket security for extreme environments and run-and-gun applications

  • Increased acoustic transparency, and no parallel surfaces to minimise room-tones, provides a clean frequency response

  • All-new, patented Floating-Basket Suspension with Lyre technology for reduction of windshield basket handling noise

  • Industry-leading Lyre Microphone Suspension with Universal Lyre webs (19-25mm) includes spares

  • Output male XLR locked in angled position on lightweight boom adaptor

  • Compatible with optional Cyclone Windjammer for extreme wind isolation performance



Quick & Easy – Through Innovation


The Cyclone has been designed with ease of set-up and use as a priority for the location sound professional.

The windshield basket design uses a magnetic Z-Locking System that can be opened and closed in the blink of an eye – using just one hand. Reassembly is automatic as components magnetically snap into perfect alignment.



Greater Wind Protection


The structure was developed using state-of-the-art design tools with computer-generated simulations to generate a frame that achieves the ideal balance of location robustness with minimal weight. With an aerodynamically efficient asymmetric shape, it is covered with our new-age 3D-Tex® material.

This provides enormous benefits in terms of surface turbulence and acoustic impedance resulting in such a level of wind noise reduction that a fur cover is unnecessary. For extreme “weather warning” conditions an optional Windjammer allows previously impossible recordings.




RF Shielded Shortie-XLR


Cyclone Medium includes the new Rycote 90° Shortie XLR Female inside the basket allowing for a greater degree of mic lengths to comfortably fit.

The connecter has an intergral RF Shield built into it to contribute to trouble-free use with condenser microphones in dirty RF enviroments.


Lyre Microphone Isolation


Our patented Lyre suspension isolates the microphone, and together with a captive cable, significantly minimizes handling noise


Shown with Sennheiser MKH 416



Shown with SCHOEPS CMIT 5U

Formally the CMIT 5U and MKH 416 were compatible with Cyclone Large. With the introduction of our Shortie XLR-F these microphones can now be used in the Medium, which is the ideal size, weight and balance for these microphones.





Shock Isolation from Every Perspective


Any structure can transmit mechanical vibrations and radiate them as acoustic noise. Moreover natural resonances, dependent on materials and mass, will amplify certain frequencies and give this a characteristic spectrum. Windshield baskets are no exception, so a small proportion of handling noise links to the microphone through the air, bypassing any immediate suspension system.

While Rycote uses its industry-leading Lyre® microphone suspension to reduce the bulk of shock and handling noise, the Cyclone takes the Lyre principle and incorporates it in a Floating Basket Suspension. This innovative technique provides vibration isolation between basket and pole, thus attenuating handling noise at source.