(click thumbnail)INV-7 showing the longer support bar and holding a Sennheiser MKH40 and a Pearl MS8, respectively.Microphone suspensions typically isolate microphones from handling noise by means of elastic cradles. Rycote says its latest noise-reducing microphone suspensions for compact mics, InVision, is “completely different.”
The Lyre design comprises dual W-shaped clips of varying sizes.
The company says the Lyre webs are discreet and compact, and reduce unwanted vibrations more efficiently than standard suspensions. They fit on a support bar that can be mounted on a desk or floor stand with a standard 3/8-inch thread connector. Suitable for use in studio and installed sound applications, the InVision suspensions are not for use within a windshield.
Rycote will debut the first three sizes in the InVision range, which are now shipping. Known as INV-1, INV-2 and INV-3, they are intended for use with desk, stand-mounted or hanging microphones.
The models use Lyres of varying sizes to fit microphones of different lengths and diameters. INV-1, for example, fits the AKG C747, Audio-Technica ATM350, Sennheiser ME36 and Schoeps CCM. INV-2 fits the Røde NT6 and Sennheiser MKH8000 series (remote). INV-3 fits the AKG C430, Behringer C2, DPA 4021 and Sennheiser MKH8000 series with MZX8000.
Visitors also will be able to get a preview of the remaining five models in the InVision range, not scheduled for release until later in the year. These models, INV-4 to INV-8, also can be used in static applications, but are additionally suitable for use with microphones on boom poles.