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GRIPS & SUSPENSIONS

RODE SM4
Microphone Stand Suspension Mount


The RODE SM4 is a shockmount suspension designed for the RODE NTG-1 & NTG-2 microphones. It may also be used with any microphone with similar dimensions. The microphone fits through and is gripped by the centre cross points of the four rubber suspension rings, and is thus isolated from any hard surfaces. It is therefore ideal when the microphone is used on a stand or boom (should not be used with Reinhardt PG3 Pistol Grip).

RO-SM4

Rode SM4 Suspension Mount for Rode NTG-Series (and similar) Short Shotgun Microphones - IN STOCK

 

Ł55 each including Vat

RODE SM3
Hot-Shoe Suspension Mount

 

A simple and inexpensive microphone suspension mount for mounting any microphone with a diameter of 21-25mm (e.g. a gun mic or stereo mic) onto a camera hot-shoe. The mic is fitted through the rubber suspension bands at each end of the mount and these grip the mic and suspend it, thus almost completely decoupling it from the mount's frame and the camera. This dampens any handling noise that may otherwise occur.

 

 

RO-SM3

Rode SM3 Camera Suspension Mount - NORMALLY IN STOCK

 

Ł45 each including Vat

RYCOTE 041119
Camera Thread to Microphone Stand & Hot-Shoe Suspension


A microphone stand adaptor with lyre-type suspension for portable solid state sound recorders with a female 1/4" thread (aka 'camera thread'). This enables your recorder to be mounted onto a boom pole or microphone stand's standard 3/8" male thread. The suspension protects the recorder from knocks, handling and other vibrations that can appear on your recordings.

The adaptor is made of virtually unbreakable plastic and brass components, and it features a 180° swivel to allow you to point your recorder in the right direction. There is also an integrated cable clamp designed to greatly reduce cable-borne noise.

Also included is a camera hot-shoe mount (right in our picture) so you can also put your solid state sound recorder on a camera.

Both items are made from robust plastic and brass components.

 


 

RYC-047307

Rycote 047307 Microphone Stand Adaptor/Camera Hot-shoe Mount - IN STOCK

 

Ł54 each including Vat

REINHARDT PG3 GRIPS & SUSPENSIONS
Pistol Grips & Suspensions Short Shotgun Microphones

PG3 Economy Kit = 1 x PG3-ECO  +  W145HW Whisper Windgag

[ For more windgags click here to go to our windgags page ]

The Reinhardt PG3 Pistol Grips & Suspensions

As with everything, the are pistol grips and pistol grips. We've looked at them all and the PG3, made by a Danish company called Reinhardt, is the one we like the best. It is machined (not moulded) from lightweight, shatter-proof polyoxymethylene (POM), to reduce weight significantly, and the head is machined from lightweight aircraft-grade aluminium.

The PG3 is designed to fit virtually all standard microphone types and comes with suspension rubbers that will fit microphones from approx. 20mm diameter to 23mm diameter. The PG3 will therefore fit all the the mics we sell.

Embedded in the base of the grip of the PG3-ECO (Economy version) is a 3/8” whitworth thread for boom-pole mounting and your microphone cable sits neatly out of the way in a machined groove under the hand grip. In the PG3-PRO-PLUS (formerly known ad PG3-Advanced) there is a Neutrik XLR connector in the base of the handle, an adjustable boom pole mount at the top the handle and an internal XLR cable ready for plugging into your mic.

The soft foam pistol grip fits comfortably in the hand minimizing fatigue when held for long periods. It is made of high quality Kraton rubber with extra soft gel inserts and has a slip-free surface for a secure grip and ergonomic shape for a very comfortable hand position.

Your PG3 neatly folds away so that it can easily be stored in your kit bag, and the robust pistol grip will last many years under the harsh TV and film production environment.

REI-PG3-ECO

Reinhardt PG3-ECO Pistol Grip & Suspension - IN STOCK

 

Ł89 each including Vat

REI-PG3-PROPLUS

Reinhardt PG3-PRO-PLUS Pistol Grip & Suspension (formerly known as the PG3-Advanced) - NORMALLY IN STOCK

 

Ł110 each including Vat

REI-PG3-ECOKIT

Reinhardt PG3-ECOKIT Economy Kit comprising:

1 x PG3-ECONOMY Pistol Grip & Suspension

1 x W145HW "Whisper" Wind-Gag

IN STOCK
 

• ALL THE PG3 GRIPS ABOVE FIT THESE MICROPHONES:
Audio Technica AT897
Audio-Technica BP4029
Audio-Technica AT875R
Audio-Technica ATR6250 (formerly ATR25)
Audio-Technica ATR6550 (Formerly ATR55)
Rode NTG1
Rode NTG2
 

 

Ł133 each including Vat

RODE BLIMP 2
Combined Blimp-style Suspension, Grip & Windshield for Gun Microphones

Rode Blimp 2

Blimp 2's internal Rycote Lyre Suspensions

Rode Blimp 2 with Dead Wombat Furry High Wind Jacket (included in kit)

The Rode Blimp 2 is a complete windshield and shock mounting accessory for Rode's NTG-Series of shotgun microphones. It is also compatible with most third party shotgun microphone up to 325mm in length.

Now featuring the Rycote® Lyre suspension system, the Blimp 2 provides the ultimate in microphone suspension and isolation. Constructed from a single piece of hard-wearing thermoplastic, the Lyre provides superior acoustic suspension to traditional elastic solutions, and will never wear out, sag or snap.

The Blimp’s handle has also been completely redesigned, reducing the product weight significantly, while increasing the ergonomics for handheld use. Housed inside the grip is a heavy-duty Mogami cable which splits via a junction box to a highly-flexible thin cable inside the Blimp, to minimise the transference of vibration to the microphone.

With the lightweight design of the handle and suspension system the new Blimp design is over 25% lighter (550gm without microphone or Dead Wombat fitted).

The Blimp attaches to any standard boompole via 3/8" thread attachment at the base. The Universal Blimp Mount is available as an option to remove the handle when the Blimp is being used primarily on a boompole to reduce weight.

The Dead Wombat windshield, caring brush and tail/patch cable are included.

The added confidence of a full ten year warranty ensures that the Blimp is by far the best microphone windshield system available, further evidenced by a 2009 Red Dot Award and Australian International Design Award for outstanding product design.

  • Greatly reduces handling and wind noise

  • Accommodates most shotgun microphones up to 325mm (12ľ”) in length

  • Rycote® Lyre Suspension system

  • Attaches to boompole via 3/8" thread attachment at the base (see our boompole selection here)

  • Dead Wombat windshield and tail cable included

The Rode Blimp 2

 

This video shows the new features and improvements in latest version of Rode's famous and popular Blimp.

 

RO-BLIMP2

Rode Blimp 2 Combined Windshield, Suspension & Grip for Rode NTG-1, NTG-2 & NTG-3 and most Short Shotgun Microphones - IN STOCK
 

 

Ł209 each including Vat

RYCOTE PORTABLE RECORDER AUDIO KITS
Pistol Grip, Suspension & Windgag Kit for Solid State Sound Recorders



Example with Zoom H4n recorder - may be used with any recorder that has a 1/4" camera thread

 

Here's the perfect solution for isolating your handheld solid state sound recorder from unwanted vibrations -  either from handling or stand-borne noise - as well as protecting its microphones from outdoor wind noise. Our Portable Recorder Audio Kits (PRAK) are effectively a combined Windshield and Suspension solution, and they are made by Rycote, one of the world's leading microphone accessory manufacturers. They are aimed at journalists, film-makers, or anyone using a handheld digital recorder to make professional-quality audio recordings outdoors. They can be used for location film/TV soundtracks or outside broadcast and radio reporting, or for simple audio podcasts. Several kits are available: all have the same lyre suspension and soft grip handle - only the windgag is different because these come in different sizes to fit each of the recorders we sell.

The PRAK's suspension fits any portable recorder with a 1/4" female thread. The suspension can then be mounted on a standard 3/8" male thread on a mic stand or boom pole, or be attached to a camera's hot shoe using the included hot shoe adaptor. Its 180° swivel allows for easy orientation of the recorder so it can point in the exact direction of the speaker.

What's in the box?
The picture above right shows the four components of the PRAK - click on it for a larger version.

  • Lightweight but robust components

  • Comfortable foam handle

  • Versatile - can be used on grip, stand, boom or camera

  • Easy changeover between types of use

  • 180° swivel enables easy orientation of recorder

Click here for a quick video showing the PRAK in use
 

If you already have the correct furry windgag for your recorder, or it already comes with one, and you just need the Suspension (Rycote 041119) and/or Soft-Grip Handle (Rycote 037301) from the kit, then these individual items are also available on their own. Or you can buy them together by selecting our SSS-PRAK-2 kit.
 

 

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