RYCOTE MICROPHONE WINDSHIELDS - Super-Softie
The Super-Softie windshields are intended for rough service, robust enough for the most challenging news-gathering situations, when used with camera, hand or boom-mounted microphones. The slip-on design retains the excellent wind noise reduction of a conventional cavity windshield but allies it to a 'novel aerodynamic shape and surface structure', and to a specialist material - 3D-Tex - which 'combines excellent acoustic transparency with superb attenuation of wind noise'. It has no rigid internal structure, so causes virtually no polar pattern distortion.
The shape and structure of the Super Softie allow it to reduce wind noise at extreme low-frequency and infrasonic frequencies, where the greatest wind energy lies, more efficiently than previous designs, to give greatly improved wind noise reduction compared to conventional 'soft' windshields. The windshields have high immunity to rain, maintaining 'excellent acoustic transparency in almost all situations'. If they do become soaked with rain they can be squeezed out and shaken dry very quickly; if coated with dust they can be rinsed quickly without affecting its performance
Windshields are listed with details of the diameter and depth of the recess to take the microphone. The 'hole' size given is the range of microphone diameters that can be accommodated. The length given is the length of microphone that will be covered by the foam. A windshield should be chosen which will cover both the end of the microphone and all of the slots or other apertures in the microphone body.