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Rycote Super Softie for MKH50 and CMC641

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So I went by Rycote a few months ago, to look around and to pick up a Super Softie I had asked them to make for my 50.

I finally got some work, and put the Super Softie to work too. It performed really well, so I've asked for another.

They have asked me to see if there's any interest from others for the product. It's somewhere in between the old softie and a BBG, I'd think.

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I asked them about this last year and was told they were about to bring something out for MKH50 length of mic Spring of this year, so was waiting...... However talking at BVE seems that there aren't any plans....

so +1 if we can help move along manufacture of supersoftie for this size....

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For indoor, super softie works fine and is more transparent than old softie but outdoor With wind prefer your old softie 8) or much better the ktek furry which doesn't have a nasty Rubber on the bottom (real pain for Rain drops!)

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Cameron,  what don't you like about the BBG?  Just curious.  Thanks.

 

That's what I use on my 50 at the moment. I use it without fur, with fur I find it's too heavy for the rycote invison 6 suspension that I have (probably would work better with the inv-7). Without the fur there is wind noise in very gentle winds, definitely a lot better than just using the foam, but it would be nice to have something like a super shield which I imagine can be kept on all the time (I do mostly doco/reality) and not loose the light weight and finesse of the mic, like I find happens if you use the BBG with fur.

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That's what I use on my 50 at the moment. I use it without fur, with fur I find it's too heavy for the rycote invison 6 suspension that I have (probably would work better with the inv-7). Without the fur there is wind noise in very gentle winds, definitely a lot better than just using the foam, but it would be nice to have something like a super shield which I imagine can be kept on all the time (I do mostly doco/reality) and not loose the light weight and finesse of the mic, like I find happens if you use the BBG with fur.

(I use the Invision 6 as well)

 

Re: "Without the fur there is wind noise in very gentle winds"

 

Hhhmmm. That's disappointing.  Haven't tried it yet, but I just ordered it online. It was cheaper than B&H, so I could sell it if needed.

 

With 'very gentle' to moderate wind, would you say that there's more or less wind noise than the original Softie?

 

 

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I havn't used the original softie with the 50 sorry.

 

I use my 50 for interior shooting and cs3e in WS4 for exterior. I only need extra wind protection for unexpected doco/reality situations which it is very effective for, the wind noise isn't as obtrusive as using foam.

 

If you want to use the BBG as a proper outdoor solution with a 50 I would use the fur and upgrade to a INV-7 mount, that will cut out wind noise almost as effective as a WS kit.

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...If you want to use the BBG as a proper outdoor solution with a 50 I would use the fur and upgrade to a INV-7 mount, that will cut out wind noise almost as effective as a WS kit.

Well...I did just that, recently.  (I typically use the 50+BBG with no furry in an INV-6 on a boom pole for indoor interviews, auditions etc. But for use in an outdoor + boom op scenario, the INV-6 was way too flimsy and the bald BBG couldn't quite handle more than no to low wind.)

The INV-7HGMKiii was rock solid and Rycote's Windjammer on the BBG handled the wind just beautifully. 

So far, this seems like an excellent alternative to the WS2 if budget is an issue.

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Good to hear:)

Well...I did just that, recently. (I typically use the 50+BBG with no furry in an INV-6 on a boom pole for indoor interviews, auditions etc. But for use in an outdoor + boom op scenario, the INV-6 was way too flimsy and the bald BBG couldn't quite handle more than no to low wind.)

The INV-7HGMKiii was rock solid and Rycote's Windjammer on the BBG handled the wind just beautifully.

So far, this seems like an excellent alternative to the WS2 if budget is an issue.

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The 5 cm Supersoftie is now available online.

Robert, I would love to hear your opinion now that you have had it for a while!

Or, has anyone else here used one with the MKH50 and would like to share their opinion?

Thanks!

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