This system will allow the user to either hold the mount with the pistol grip handle or attach it to a boom pole using the 3/8" Whitworth threaded insert in the base of the handle. This gives a very robust mounting system, which will be suitable for most situations. Softie Mounts are to be used in conjunction with Softie Fronts (RYC-03352 and RYC-03382).
The main component of the Softie mount is a one piece rubber (actual material: EPDM) diaphragm shockmount. This unit is extremely robust, and has been tested in all environment conditions to ensure it performs. The Softie Mount comes in three sizes, depending on which microphone being used.
The mounts are 58mm diameter x 56mm long, and support short to medium length shotgun microphones. Please use the "Quick Product Finder" to see what size you need for your mic. The Softie mount will only fit shotgun microphones, which are cylindrical in shape (the same diameter though their whole length). We can not mount microphones that taper, with the Softie mount.
The longest Softie Windshields we make have an internal bore of 32cm (12-1/2") - Example:AKG CK68 or Audio Technica AT815b. These are the longest microphones we would recommend using a Softie Mount for, simply because the mount is flexible & can not support longer mics. For longer mics, we would only recommend a Full Windshield System, and a Modular suspension.
The Softie Mount, used with the Softie Windshield provides a fast, flexible and cost effective solution for ENG on camera microphones (see also Camera Mounted Softies).