Lavalier Microphone Solutions

Rycote offers a comprehensive selection of products for lavalier microphones.

Stickies  |  Undercovers  |  Overcovers  |  Lavalier Windjammer | Ristretto Lavalier Windjammer | Lavalier Foams

StickiesStickies

Stickies are special double-sided adhesive pads, used to affix small, lavalier microphones directly onto the skin or on clothing. When applied to dry skin or clothing, a Stickies pad will amazingly adhere securely and remain there for quite some time. The pads will most often be used with Undercovers or Overcovers which provide solutions for under clothing rustle suppression and over clothing wind attenuation applications. The materials used are hypoallergenic and each pad is discarded after use.

 

Stickies are included in Undercovers and Overcovers packs and are also available alone in packs of 30.

 

Undercovers

UndercoversFor years sound recordists have sought after a convenient and effective solution for mounting lavaliers in the troublesome areas beneath clothing. This mounting application presents two major obstacles in your quest for usable audio - a way to affix the microphone to the subject that will not move or fall off and minimizing annoying clothing rubbing sounds. Rycote Undercovers help solve this dilemma.

Undercovers have been specifically designed for use with Lavalier mics under clothing. The included Stickies pads hold the microphone in place. A soft fabric “Undercovers” disc is then added on top to effectively secure the microphone separate the mic from clothing. This fabric disc is key to this products ability to minimize the sounds of clothing rustle and light wind noise.

Undercover Packs contain 30 Stickies and 30 fabric discs in white, grey and black colors. Single color packs of 100 are also available.

Dimensions

  • Width: 20 mm
  • Length: 25 mm

Suitable Lavalier Types:  

  • Microphone Diameters: 4.5mm
  • Microphone Lengths (Up to): 15mm
  • Maximum Wind Noise Attenuation: 10 dB

 

Microphones commonly used with Undercovers include: Sanken COS11, Tram TR50, Voice Technologies VT500 and VT506, Sonotrim STR ML+, DPA 4060, Sennheiser MKE2 and Countryman EMW/B3/B6 - to name a few.

Overcovers

OvercoversOvercovers have been specifically designed for use with small lavalier microphones in windy outdoor conditions. The included Stickies pads hold the microphone in place. Overcovers are a single-sided fur windjammer that is attached on top of the Lavalier microphone on a Stickies pad. This will secure the microphone in place and provide excellent wind-noise protection. 

Overcovers are a little less obtrusive than our Furry Lavalier Windjammers when the presence of a wind protection device is a problem for a particular on-camera shot. Overcovers also eliminate the need for a clip to hold the mic on the talent.

Overcovers packs contain 30 Stickies and 6 re-usable fur discs, including 2 of each color: white, grey & black.

Dimensions

  • Width: 40 mm
  • Length: 40 mm
  • Height: 30 mm

Suitable Lavalier Types:

  • Microphone Diameters: 4.5mm    
  • Microphone Lengths (Up to): 15mm
  • Maximum Wind Noise Attenuation: 12 dB

 

Microphones commonly used with Overcovers include: Sanken COS11, Tram TR50, Voice Technologies VT500 and VT506, Sonotrim STR ML+, DPA 4060, Sennheiser MKE2 and Countryman EMW/B3/B6 - to name a few.


Lavalier Windjammer

Lavalier WindjammerDesigned for use with Lavalier microphones worn on the outside of clothing, our Lavalier Windjammer (“Furry”) is the most heavy-duty of Rycote's miniature Lavalier microphone products. It is suitable for use in windy outdoor interview conditions, and greatly reduces microphone noise and clothes rustle, while also providing effective wind protection.

The Lavalier Windjammer is a small ball of windjammer fur with an elasticized opening. It will fit a wide range of lavalier microphones including the larger ones that are not suitable with Overcovers. Each includes a foam insert to secure the microphone within it. Many lavalier windscreens can fit inside the “furry”, e.g. the crescent windscreen types on a Voice Technologies VT500 or Tram TR50 or ball types of the Sanken and DPA.  We recommend using our Rycote Lavalier Foam windscreens on your lavalier microphone within the “Furry” for a great fit and maximum wind noise protection.

The Lavalier Windjammer comes in a range of black, grey, and white as standard. Other colors are also available as special order to allow you to select the right match for your chosen piece of clothing, e.g. camouflage.

 

Dimensions

  • Width: 40 mm
  • Length: 40 mm
  • Height: 30 mm

Suitable Lavalier Types:

  • Microphone Diameters: 4.5mm   
  • Microphone Lengths (Up to): 15mm
  • Maximum Wind Noise Attenuation: 12 dB

Microphones commonly used with Lavalier Windjammers include: Sanken COS11, Tram TR50, Voice Technologies VT500 and VT506, Sonotrim STR ML+, DPA 4060, Sennheiser MKE2 and Countryman EMW/B3/B6 - to name a few.

 

 

Ristretto Low-profile Lavalier Windjammer

Rycote has manufactured a popular Lavalier Windjammer® for many years, and are continuing to do so. In recognition of the fact that most broadcasters today prefer their microphones to remain as unobtrusive as possible, a re-engineered version of that Windjammer has now been added to Rycote’s product line which is more discreet on camera - Ristretto.

The fur on the new Ristretto Lavalier Windjammer is considerably shorter than that on Rycote's original Lavalier Windjammer. Like the original, the Ristretto is secured to its microphone by a foam connector, but a rubber ring has now been added to both products for better grip and retention.

The Ristretto Lavalier Windjammer comes in a range of black, grey, and white as standard.

 

Size comparison between Ristretto & Lavalier Windjammer Foam inserts now include one with a collar

 

Lavalier Foam Windscreens

LAVALIER FOAM WINDSCREENS

Lavalier Microphones

Choose from 3 colors - Black, Brown & Beige

Use with: AT 899, Countryman B3, EMW
DPA 4060, 4061, 4062, 4063, 4065, 4066, 4067, 4088
Lectrosonics M152, PSC Millimic, Tram TR-50
Sennheiser MKE-2, ME2, ME102/104/105
Shure SM93, WL50, WL51, Sony ECM-77B
Sonotrim STR, Voice Technologies VT500, VT506


Also available with a Neoprene Water Resistant coating

   
Ultra-thin cylindrical Lavalier microphones

Ultra-thin cylindrical Lavalier microphones
Ideal for the Sanken Cos11, Black only

 

Also available with a Neoprene Water Resistant coating