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The Softie® System provides a quick, simple, robust and cost effective windshield for the tough environment of modern day ENG and location recording.
The Softie® Windshield is a slip-on open-cell foam, with integral fur cover. The Softie will reduce wind-noise, protect your mic and is the standard world wide in TV. Softie windshields are available in a large range of sizes to fit most popular shotgun microphones.
Both the acoustic foam and synthetic fur are made from materials which are specially designed and manufactured for the purpose, and as a result up to 40 dB of wind-noise reduction without any adverse effect on High-Frequency. In addition the foam is not susceptible to UV or moisture damage, giving this product great longevity.
Advanced materials, adhesives and assembly techniques all combine to make the Softie an extremely tough product that provides excellent wind protection in the harshest of environments.
The Softie Windshield can be purchased either on its own, or as part of a Kit, which includes a Windshield, Lyre shock-mount and Pistol-grip.
Softie Windshields come in two varieties of fur length, classic and short hair. The short haired Softie, known as the Camera-Mounted Softie has closely cropped dark grey synthetic fur, offers lower profile and a more compact design without severely altering the efficiency of the Softie. It can also be mounted close to the camera lens without causing unwanted shadows.
|Name||Standard Hole||Large Hole||Short Hair Standard Hole||Short Hair Large Hole|
|5 cm Softie Windshield||033012||033013||034312||034313|
|Suitable for shotgun microphones, with slots no further than 5 cm from the front of the mic.|
|10 cm Softie Windshield||033022||033023||034322||034323|
|Suitable for shotgun microphones, with slots no further than 10 cm from the front of the mic.|
|12 cm Softie Windshield||033032||033033||034332||034333|
|Suitable for shotgun microphones, with slots no further than 12 cm from the front of the mic.|
|14 cm Softie Windshield||033042||033043||034342||034343|
|Suitable for shotgun microphones, with slots no further than 14 cm from the front of the mic.|
|18 cm Softie Windshield||033052||033053||034352||034353|
|Suitable for shotgun microphones, with slots no further than 18 cm from the front of the mic.|
|21 cm Softie Windshield||033062||033063||034356||n/a|
|Suitable for shotgun microphones, with slots no further than 21 cm from the front of the mic.|
|24 cm Softie Windshield||033072||033073||034355||n/a|
|Suitable for shotgun microphones, with slots no further than 24 cm from the front of the mic.|
|29 cm Softie Windshield||033082||033083||034354||034357|
|Suitable for shotgun microphones, with slots no further than 29 cm from the front of the mic.|
|32 cm Softie Windshield||033092||033093||n/a||n/a|
|Suitable for shotgun microphones, with slots no further than 32 cm from the front of the mic.|
|44 cm Softie Windshield||033090||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|Suitable for RØDE NTG-8
|033002||Miniature Softie Windshield
Suitable for microphones, up to diameter ø 8.0 mm (ø 0.3") and up to 100 mm (4") in length.
Dimensions (Foam only): ø 40 mm x L 125 mm (ø 1.6" x L 4.9")
The fur cover of this product is detachable
||4cm Mini Softie suitable for DPA 4098|
|Suitable for DPA 4098|
|Name*||Net Weight (kg)||Gross Weight (kg)|
|5 cm Softie Windshield||0.04||0.08|
|10 cm Softie Windshield||0.06||0.12|
|12 cm Softie Windshield||0.08||0.14|
|14 cm Softie Windshield||0.08||0.14|
|18 cm Softie Windshield||0.08||0.14|
|21 cm Softie Windshield||0.1||0.22|
|24 cm Softie Windshield||0.1||0.22|
|29 cm Softie Windshield||0.12||0.26|
|32 cm Softie Windshield||0.12||0.26|
|Miniature Softie Windshield
- Cost effective windshielding which is tough enough to endure ENG and location recording
- Simple to use standard in world wide in TV
- By using materials manufactured for the purpose, you get excellent wind protection without loss in quality of sound
What size do I need?
Finding the correct slip-on windshield will depend on the type, length and diameter of the microphone. Slip-on windshields are designed for cylindrical shotgun mics, ranging from 19-25 mm in diameter.
For any windshield to work effectively it must cover all the ports on the microphone. Therefore a 12 cm slip-on windshield would be suitable for shotgun microphones, with slots no further than 12 cm from the front of the mic.
The diameter of the microphone is also key, as the fit must be tight in order to achieve a good seal. Rycote slip-on windshields come in two diameter fittings, Standard (19-22 mm) or Large (24-25 mm).