Rycote has released the Baseball, a new 3” windshield option that has been specifically designed for interior boom pole use.
The Baseball aims to greatly reduce the ‘swooshes’ (unwanted noise artifacts caused by laminar airflow across the mic) induced by fast boom swings and other rapid movements.
It is available in two sizes: 19/20 millimeter for the DPA 4018, Sennheiser MKH 8050 and Schoeps CMC641 long supercardioid microphones; and the 24/25 millimeter for the Sennheiser MKH 50.
The inside of the lightweight Baseball – which weighs just 17g – is made of open-cell foam and an open cavity.
It is fitted with a soft though durable plastic/rubber thermoplastic elastomer end-cap that secures the Baseball on the mic and provides an effective seal against wind, offering capsule protection to the mic during ‘down-time’ and equipment changes.