(Last updated 05/29/2018)
Accessories For OctoMic
In most situations, OctoMic should be used with a shock mount. We
recommend Rycote's INV-7 with either the standard 72 Shore lyres
(black) or the more compliant 62 Shore lyres (scarlett).
The INV-7 mounts to any standard 5/8"-27 threaded microphone stand or
The INV-7 can be ordered from any Rycote dealer.
A fixed stand mount (non-shock mounted) is also available.
Wind screens are available to reduce wind noise when recording outdoors
The two-part foam wind screen fits over and under OctoMic's capsule
head. It should be used in light wind conditions without significant gusts/blasts.
The windscreen with a combination furry outer layer and foam inner
layer should be used in medium wind conditions without gusts/blasts.
(The furry/foam wind screen includes the foam wind screen -- there's no
need to order both.)
Furry/Foam Windscreen Usage: Push the bottom foam collar up onto the
OctoMic shaft as far up as it will go, seated lightly against the bottoms of the
four lower capsules. Fit the top foam over the top of the OctoMic and
push it down as far as it will go. Then fit the furry sleeve over
An even more effective (and considerably more expensive) windscreen
system is available from Rycote dealers. Please contact us about it.
OctoMic comes in a rugged and attractive Pelican case. OctoMic sits securely
in protective custom-cut dense foam. Replacement cases are
OctoMic comes with the VVOctoEncode plugin. VVOctoEncode converts OctoMic's
A-format output to standard 2nd-order B-format.
We also offer VVAudio's excellent VVHOA software package.
VVHOA includes VVDecodeH (VVAudio's higher order ambisonic decoder
plugin), and VVCLIH (a command line tool for batch conversions).