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
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
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? Thepicture above right shows the
four components of the PRAK - click on it for a larger
but robust components
can be used on grip, stand, boom or camera
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 below) and/or
Soft-Grip Handle (Rycote
037301 below) 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 below.