For several years, Rycote InVision mounts have been available for narrow-barrelled shotgun and stick microphones in broadcast and videography applications, but not until 2010, and the release of the striking Universal Studio Mount (USM) was there an InVision shock-mount capable of accommodating large-diaphragm recording microphones for use in recording studios.
Like the other InVision mounts, the USM makes use of Rycote's patented vibration-resistant Lyre mount, but on this mount the W-shaped Lyres are placed around a central mounting ring with adjustable fasteners, allowing the USM to accommodate any microphone with a diameter of between 18 and 68 millimetres.
The Rycote USM updates the concept of the microphone suspension for the 21st century, completely omitting any elasticated parts and using modern materials to create a virtually indestructible shock-mount with a performance that far outstrips that of the humble 'cat's cradle' suspension. In controlled tests at the Rycote factory, the USM provided up to twice the isolation of traditional microphone suspension systems.
The existing InVision USM can be used to mount microphones from 18 to 55mm in diameter, and thus accommodates most studio recording microphones, but the new InVision USM-VB will hold the broadest large-diaphragm models from 55mm to 68mm.
A universal mic mount - fits any large-diaphragm recording microphone from 18 to 55 mm in diameter.
Offers up to twice the isolation from cable and stand-borne noise of traditional 'cat's cradle' elasticated microphone mounts.
No elasticated parts - never sags or needs rethreading
Width: 120 mm
Length: 170 mm
Height: 70 mm
Weight: 0.16 Kg
Large-diaphragm recording microphones
Microphone Diameters: 18-68 mm
Microphone Length (up to): 300 mm
Maximum Weight (vertical): 900 g
Maximum Weight (horizontal): 500 g
Suspension Rotation (maximum): 175
InVision USM Part No.: 044901 Mic Max Diameter (mm): 18-55 Min Mic Weight: 400 g Max Mic Weight: 750 g Max Weight for Horizontal Use: 500 g Max Weight for Vertical Use: 750 g
InVision USM-L Part No.: 044903 Mic Max Diameter (mm): 18-55 Min Mic Weight: 0 g Max Mic Weight: 400 g Max Weight for Horizontal Use: 250 g Max Weight for Vertical Use: 400 g
InVision USM-VB Part No.: 044912 Mic Max Diameter (mm): 55-68 Min Mic Weight: 400 g Max Mic Weight: 900 g Max Weight for Horizontal Use: 500 g Max Weight for Vertical Use: 900 g
Performance Audio is an authorized Rycote dealer. 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.
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