Testing the Rycote Softie
On location tests of Rycote products designed to remove wind and handling noise.
Rycote was founded in 1969 by an engineer with a problem - how to make audio recordings on location uninterrupted by the sound of the wind. The innovative, straightforward approach to problem-solving that led to the creation of the first Rycote windshields - made by professionals, for professionals - still drives the company over 40 years later.
Today, the Rycote name is synonymous with microphone windshields the world over, and the company's products, which now include windshield and microphone suspension systems, are used daily by news, TV, film and recording industry professionals from Hollywood to Harare. Despite this worldwide success, Rycote remains a family-led company, staffed by a dedicated team of a couple of dozen people.