On this page, we will introduce you to the lavalier accessories that can help you achieve the best possible sound quality when wiring lavalier microphones. The right tools for the right wardrobe and action can greatly reduce or eliminate clothing noise around your lavalier microphones. This is essential because clothing noise can compete with the dialogue of the scene and negatively impact the signal to noise ratio.

URSA STRAPS FOAMIES & MINI FOAMIES

URSA STRAPS Foamies are a must-have accessory for audio professionals looking to capture high-quality sound recordings. These foam mounts are designed to grip and cushion the microphone, creating a rustle-free zone and reducing unwanted noise caused by clothing friction or movement. The foam material is soft and made from the highest quality sponge.

URSA STRAPS offers two sizes of foam mounts: Regular Foamies and Mini Foamies. Regular Foamies measure 24 x 17 x 9 mm (LxWxH) with a 2.5 mm diameter hole, stretching up to 6 mm. They are compatible with the following lavalier microphones:

Mini Foamies measures 22 x 14 x 7 mm (LxWxH) with a 1.5 mm diameter hole, stretching up to 4 mm. They are designed for use with smaller diameter microphones and are compatible with the following lavalier microphones:

Both sizes of foam mounts have flat sides, allowing them to be stuck directly onto skin or costume for optimal noise reduction. URSA STRAPS Foam Mounts come in packs of 12 in black or white

URSA MiniMounts

URSA MiniMounts are low-profile mounts specifically designed for placing microphones on talent in the most minimal way. Constructed from hardened plastic, these mounts maintain their shape and remain durable even under pressure. Ideal for discreet placement and challenging mounting scenarios, URSA MiniMounts offer a versatile solution for rigging lavalier microphones without compromising on quality or stability. There are 2 Versions:

URSA MiniMount Stickies

URSA MiniMounts Stickies is a perfectly sized double-sided sticky tape that is perfect for when you need to mount your Mini Mounts. Simple stick it on, then peel off the other side and stick

URSA MiniMount Sticky Circles

Sticky Circles are an essential component in the Ursa Straps system, specifically designed to adhere Circular Mini Mounts securely to a wide range of surfaces. These adhesive circles boast a high level of tackiness, ensuring reliable attachment on clothing, costumes, or props, while maintaining a low profile for discreet placement. Made from hypoallergenic materials, Sticky Circles cater to all skin types and environments, providing a steadfast and comfortable solution for mounting lavalier microphones during any production scenario.

URSA MiniMount Stickies Very Sticky Circles

Very Sticky Circles take the adhesion capabilities of the original Sticky Circles to the next level, providing an even more robust solution for securing Circular Mini Mounts to various surfaces. With their enhanced tackiness, Very Sticky Circles deliver a superior grip on clothing, costumes, and props, even under challenging conditions such as extreme temperatures or high humidity. Despite their impressive adhesive strength, these circles remain discreet and unobtrusive, ensuring seamless integration with lavalier microphone setups. Crafted from hypoallergenic materials, Very Sticky Circles cater to all skin types and are perfect for situations that demand a steadfast and reliable mounting option.

BUBBLEBEE INDUSTRIES LAV CONCEALER

The Lav Concealer from Bubblebee Industries is a versatile and innovative mounting solution for lavalier microphones that makes mounting a lav microphone on the body or in clothing easier than ever before.

The Lav Concealer is available for a variety of microphone models, including:

Each Lav Concealer is custom-molded to fit its respective mic capsule like a glove, keeping the mount as small as possible while creating space to support the mic’s natural performance. Additionally, each Lav Concealer includes metal guards to reduce friction noise, making it the quietest mount available.

The Lav Concealer is compatible with Lav Concealer Tape, a soft, pliable organic rubber lav mount that covers a wide variety of mounting options. The tape molds itself to the surface, isolating the mic capsule from vibration and noise, and making an essential lav mic hiding tool for film, theatre, and TV sound professionals who need to hide the microphone while maintaining optimal sound quality.

Whether you need to mount a Sanken Cos-11, DPA Microphones, RØDE Lavalier, Sennheiser MKE Microphones, or Countryman B3 or B6, the Lav Concealer offers a versatile, reliable, and effective mounting solution that will meet the demands of any recording situation.

Viviana Beetle

The Viviana Beetle is an innovative low-profile concealer developed using a unique plastic injection molding process, ensuring exceptional quality and durability. More than just a concealer, the Viviana Beetle serves as the foundation for a modular system, allowing for seamless integration with a variety of Beetle accessories, such as bra clips and vampire clips, in just one click.

With the Viviana Beetle, you’ll be prepared for any situation and can achieve top-quality sound by utilizing its versatile design. Currently, there are two Viviana Beetle models available, catering to different lavalier microphone types:

By choosing the appropriate Viviana Beetle model and combining it with the right accessories, you’ll have the flexibility to adapt to diverse filming environments and wardrobe requirements, all while maintaining a discreet, professional appearance.

In addition to clothing noise, wind is also a major concern when recording audio. Even a slight gust of wind can ruin an otherwise perfect recording. It’s important to protect the microphones from wind without compromising the sound quality. Overprotection can lead to the removal of important frequencies that bring the recording to life and round out the performance of the actor.

By using the right accessories and placing the microphones in the right locations, we can ensure that clothing and wind noise are not an issue. This way, we can achieve the best possible sound quality and provide the audience with an immersive audio experience.

URSA Circles

URSA STRAPS Circles are a range of soft circle materials designed to protect microphones from clothes friction and wind noise. They come in three types – SOFT, PLUSH, and FUR – with each providing increasing levels of wind protection. These circles are an essential tool for audio professionals, ensuring high-quality sound recording by reducing unwanted noise caused by wind and friction.

To mount the URSA STRAPS Circles, Sticky Circles or Very Sticky Circles are required. These adhesive tools allow the circles to be mounted on skin, clothing, props, or even vehicles as a plant microphone. 

Whether you are recording audio for film, television, or live events, URSA STRAPS Circles are a must-have accessory to ensure clear and crisp audio. With their superior wind protection and easy-to-use mounting capabilities, these circles are a reliable and indispensable tool for any audio professional.

URSA STRAPS SLEEVES

URSA STRAPS Sleeves are an essential tool for audio professionals looking to hide lav mics, reduce clothing noise, and protect the microphone from light wind. URSA STRAPS offers two versions of sleeves: Soft Sleeves and Plush Sleeves.

Soft Sleeves are low-profile sleeves designed to be used under costumes to help disguise mics and reduce clothing noise. These super soft sleeves have a width of 6mm and are reusable.

They are available in packs of three, containing one each of white, black, and beige, or in single-color packs of three.

They come in four colors: black, white, beige, and brown.

Plush Sleeves are 12mm length short fur sleeves designed for light wind protection. These super soft sleeves are also reusable and have a width of 12mm. They are designed to be used under costumes to help disguise mics and reduce clothing noise.

They are available in packs of three, containing one each of white, black, and beige, or in single-color packs of three.

They come in four colors: black, white, beige, and brown.

Both Soft Sleeves and Plush Sleeves are versatile tools for any audio professional looking to capture high-quality sound recordings.

They provide a discreet way to hide lav mics while reducing unwanted noise

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PLUSH SLEEVES

BUBBLEBEE INDUSTRIES INVISIBLE LAV COVERS

The Bubblebee Industries Invisible Lav Covers are a versatile tool for audio professionals looking to discreetly mic talent under the rigors of life on set. Available in Original, Fur Outdoor, and Moleskin versions, each pack offers a unique combination of strengths for different mic’ing situations. The packs also include the Invisible Lav Tape, which is pre-cut with a hole in the middle to keep the mic mounts sounding as transparent as possible and protect the Lavalier mics from a build-up of glue in the grid over time.

The Original pack is a general-purpose option that works well under most situations. The Fur Outdoor pack is designed for use in windy outdoor environments, offering extra protection against wind noise. The Moleskin pack is ideal for hiding mics on talent with sensitive skin or in situations where the talent may sweat. Regardless of the situation, experience and creativity are key to finding the best solution, and these packs provide a complete set of tools for quickly and cleanly mic’ing talent.

The Invisible Lav Covers are an essential accessory for audio professionals looking to capture high-quality sound recordings in a discreet manner.

BUBBLEBEE INDUSTRIES WINDBUBBLES

The Bubblebee Windbubble is the ultimate wind protection solution for lavalier microphones. Its unique design features an outer shell made of the finest imitation fur and an inner core of nothing. This “nothing” is what makes the Windbubble so special. The air enters the bubble, finds it dull, and quickly leaves without harming the microphone. This construction creates a quiet space around the mic capsule, allowing it to deliver detailed and natural sound to your transmitter or recorder, free from unwanted wind noise.

The Windbubble is available in four different sizes: Size 1, Size 2, Size 3, and Size 4. Each size fits a range of popular Lavalier microphones. The Windbubble is designed to stay securely on your microphone with a tight-fitting aperture, and its elastic wire legs make it easy to mount on your lav mic. The Windbubble is also acoustically transparent, maintaining the microphone’s natural frequency response while providing the best wind protection in the industry.

In addition to the Windbubbles, Bubblebee Industries offers the Twin Windbubbles, the Windbubble All-Stars, and the Big Windbubble, providing a range of wind protection solutions for different mic’ing situations.

All Windbubbles are designed in Denmark by sound lovers, for sound lovers, and are available in six natural colors to blend seamlessly with your surroundings. Choose Windbubbles for your next audio recording project and experience world-renowned wind protection that you can trust.

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K-TEK MINI LAV FLEECE COVERS

Introducing the K-Tek KTMM Fleece Mini Toppers, a convenient and effective solution for minimizing wind noise when recording with miniature lavalier microphones outdoors. Sold as a pair, these toppers are designed to securely fit around the microphone capsules, providing reliable protection against high wind noise during outdoor recording and sound reinforcement. Enhance your audio quality with the K-Tek KTMM Fleece Mini Toppers and experience clear, uninterrupted sound even in challenging weather conditions.

K-TEK MINI LAV FUZZIES

Introducing the AIRO by K-Tek Lavalier Windscreen, a highly effective solution for shielding Lavalier microphones from wind noise and ensuring superior audio quality. These windscreens feature long, faux fur that covers the microphone capsule, providing ample protection against not only wind but also rustling and contact noise. Explicitly designed for lavalier microphones, the AIRO Windscreen ensures your recordings remain crisp and clear, even in challenging environments.

LMC Sound Vampire Clips (VClips)

Introducing the Vclip, a versatile vampire clip designed for location sound professionals who frequently hide microphones. This low profile clip offers a snug fit for microphone capsules, allowing for optimal sound quality and quick mounting to a variety of fabric materials. The Vclip was created by a location sound mixer to provide an alternative to taping hidden mics, which can be time-consuming and less effective in wet or moist situations. Available in black and white, the Vclip is perfect for those working on documentaries and other projects that require frequent microphone placement on multiple subjects.

The Vclip is available in two variations, each designed for a specific type of microphone. The first variation is designed for the Sanken COS 11 lavalier microphone, facilitating quick mounting of the mic to many clothing materials without sacrificing sound quality. The mic capsule slides into the Vclip tube for a snug fit, and the mic is held in place by tension between the rubber bushing and the Vclip tube. The second variation is designed for the DPA d:screet™ 4060 series microphones, allowing for a low profile mounting solution that is easy to use and offers optimal sound quality. Both variations of the Vclip provide sound mixers with the versatility they need to get the job done quickly and effectively.

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WINDSCREEN VERSION

LMC Sound ISO Mounts

The ISO Mount can be used as a necktie knot mount or wherever extra isolation is needed, and its two flat sides make it easy to mount on any surface. Made of flexible rubber material, the ISO Mount is durable and can be used multiple times, making it a cost-effective solution for sound professionals.

The ISO Mount also offers the added benefit of keeping adhesive residues off your lavs and on the mount itself, making it a cleaner and more efficient way to mount your microphones. Available in black and white, the ISO Mount is an essential tool for any sound mixer who wants to achieve optimal sound quality in their recordings.

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WINDSCREEN VERSION

LMC Sound Rubber Mounts

Introducing the Rubber Mount SL and 4S Furry Mount for the Sanken COS 11 lavalier microphone – two versatile and eco-friendly mounting solutions that provide optimal sound quality in different recording situations.

The Rubber Mount SL is a slim profile rubber mount designed for easy concealment and microphone isolation when mounting to fabric or skin. Its compact size makes it ideal for situations where discreet placement of the microphone is necessary, and its flexible rubber material ensures durability and reliability. The Rubber Mount SL is compatible with the Countryman B6 or other small profile lavaliers measuring 5mm diameter or less. Available in black and beige, it is a must-have accessory for sound professionals who demand the best sound quality and performance from their microphones.

The 4S Furry Mount, on the other hand, is designed to reduce wind noise in outdoor recording situations. Its furry cover effectively reduces wind noise, making it an excellent choice for outdoor recordings in windy conditions. The 4S Furry Mount is also an eco-friendly and cost-effective solution, with the ability to be used multiple times. Its 2-sided tape allows for quick mounting of your COS 11 to clothing or skin, and its low profile and easy-to-conceal design make it an ideal choice for sound professionals who need a discreet and effective mounting solution. Available in black and white, the 4S Furry Mount is an essential tool for any sound mixer who wants to achieve the best sound quality in their outdoor recordings.

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LMC Sound C Mounts

Introducing the C Mounts from LMC Sound – a versatile range of mounts designed to offer a simple and effective way to mount and hide your lavalier microphones on fabric or skin. The C Mounts are available in a variety of styles and colors, and can be used with the following microphone models:

  • C Mount-B6 for the Countryman B6™ Lavalier Microphone
  • C Mount ME 2-II for the Sennheiser ME 2-II Lavalier Microphone (with fixed windscreen design)
  • C Mounts for the DPA d:screet™ 4071 and 4060 Series Microphones

Each C Mount is designed with a slim profile rubber mount for easy concealment and microphone isolation from fabric or skin, offering optimal sound quality and performance. Choose the C Mount that fits your microphone model and enjoy a versatile and reliable mounting solution for all your recording needs.

LMC Sound Universal C Mounts

The C Mount Universal Lavalier Mount is compatible with lavalier mics measuring between 5mm and up to 7mm in diameter, including the DPA 4061 and 4071, Deity W.LAV Pro, Countryman B3, Sennheiser MKE 2 and MKE 1-EW-3, and more. Its flexible rubber material can be used hundreds of times, making it a durable and cost-effective solution for microphone mounting and isolation from fabric or skin. The mount also features a handy flat side for mounting with double stick tape, such as ‘Top Stick’ or ‘Stick It’. The C Mount Universal Lavalier Mount is available in black, beige, and tan.

The C Mount Vampire Clip Universal Lavalier Mount offers the same compatibility as the C Mount Universal Lavalier Mount, but with the added convenience of a vampire clip. Its flexible rubber material and firm gripping properties make it an effective solution for microphone mounting and isolation from fabric or skin, ensuring optimal sound quality. The mount can also be used with mic head diameters less than 5mm in conjunction with double stick tape. The C Mount Vampire Clip Universal Lavalier Mount is available in black and beige.

UNIVERSAL C MOUNT
UNIVERSAL C MOUNT VCLIP

LMC Sound C Mounts

Introducing the C Mounts from LMC Sound – a versatile range of mounts designed to offer a simple and effective way to mount and hide your lavalier microphones on fabric or skin. The C Mounts are available in a variety of styles and colors, and can be used with the following microphone models:

  • C Mount-B6 for the Countryman B6™ Lavalier Microphone
  • C Mount ME 2-II for the Sennheiser ME 2-II Lavalier Microphone (with fixed windscreen design)
  • C Mounts for the DPA d:screet™ 4071 and 4060 Series Microphones

Each C Mount is designed with a slim profile rubber mount for easy concealment and microphone isolation from fabric or skin, offering optimal sound quality and performance. Choose the C Mount that fits your microphone model and enjoy a versatile and reliable mounting solution for all your recording needs.

LMC Sound Universal C Mounts

The C Mount Universal Lavalier Mount is compatible with lavalier mics measuring between 5mm and up to 7mm in diameter, including the DPA 4061 and 4071, Deity W.LAV Pro, Countryman B3, Sennheiser MKE 2 and MKE 1-EW-3, and more. Its flexible rubber material can be used hundreds of times, making it a durable and cost-effective solution for microphone mounting and isolation from fabric or skin. The mount also features a handy flat side for mounting with double stick tape, such as ‘Top Stick’ or ‘Stick It’. The C Mount Universal Lavalier Mount is available in black, beige, and tan.

The C Mount Vampire Clip Universal Lavalier Mount offers the same compatibility as the C Mount Universal Lavalier Mount, but with the added convenience of a vampire clip. Its flexible rubber material and firm gripping properties make it an effective solution for microphone mounting and isolation from fabric or skin, ensuring optimal sound quality. The mount can also be used with mic head diameters less than 5mm in conjunction with double stick tape. The C Mount Vampire Clip Universal Lavalier Mount is available in black and beige.

UNIVERSAL C MOUNT
UNIVERSAL C MOUNT VCLIP

K-Tek HeatBlock Pouches

K-Tek’s innovative Stingray HeatBlock Transmitter Pouches offer a groundbreaking solution to the issue of heat generated by wireless microphone transmitters worn on set. Boasting a patented heat-resistant material, these pouches are not only soft and flexible, but also provide exceptional insulation at the elevated temperatures transmitters can reach.

The Stingray HeatBlock pouches ensure comfort and satisfaction for actors, eliminating complaints about the heat. Available in three sizes, these meticulously hand-sewn pouches are suitable for most popular transmitter brands, with the Mini size fitting models like Lectronics SSM and Zaxcom ZMT4.

Designed without sharp corners or protrusions, these pouches offer a smooth, snug fit, and can be used with or without transmitter clips.

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