Special Versions


Cyclone Small MZL


For these Microphone Models:



Cyclone Small LEMO


For these Microphone Models:




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 SENNHEISER: MKH 8060, MKH8050 with MZF LF CUT -or- SCHOEPS: CCM 41L

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

  • Balance offset which provides mic-axis articulation for ideal microphone placement when booming

  • 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), 62-Shore

  • Supplied with ultra-soft, flexible cable, fitted with a Sennheiser MZL or Schoeps LEMO connector

  • 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.



Sennheiser MZL and Schoeps LEMO


Cyclone Small MZL incorporates a genuine Sennheiser MZL short connector on the cable allowing for the MKH 8060 to fit in the Cyclone Small size.

Cyclone Small LEMO incorporates a genuine Schoeps LEMO connector on the cable for the CCM Lemo series microphones like the CCM 41L.





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.




Lyre Microphone Isolation


Our patented Lyre suspension isolates the microphone, and together with a captive cable, significantly minimizes handling noise. Shown here with the Sennheiser MKH 8060 - Cyclone Small MZL is the ultmate solution for this popular mic giving it the extra shock isolation it demands in an amazingly short windshield package

Cyclone Small incorporates a balance offset adaptor which provides mic-axis articulation for ideal microphone placement when booming. It of course is removable if one chooses to not want to use it.




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.