Rycote HC-22 Shotgun Microphone



Rycote HC-22 Shotgun Microphone.

  • Performance is equal or better than more expensive professional microphones
  • Offers a self-noise level lower than almost any equivalent sized shotgun mic at any price
  • Full range of accessories available from the Rycote range
  • Designed and made in the UK


The Rycote HC-22 is a hypercardioid shotgun microphone designed for a wide range of applications in cinema, TV, ENG, live broadcast, sound design, studio and field recording.
The HC-22 combines a highly directional polar pattern with extremely low self-noise. This provides solid off-axis rejection and isolation with a precise sound quality to match, making the HC-22 a great all around mic for recording environments which may require a more focused recording approach.



  • Professional broadcast quality and individually fine-tuned back electret capsule
  • Compact design
  • Ultra low noise circuitry
  • Sophisticated RF shielding
  • Low power consumption


  • Gold-plated Neutrik XLR connector


  • Active in-line filtering
  • Fine-tuned mechanical RF shielding
  • Thoroughly tested against digital wireless systems and walkie talkies


  • Preamp made from non-corrosive machined brass - low impedence to ensure best possible and longest lasting RF shielding
  • Capsule / Interference tube made from lightweight machined aluminium
  • Weight balanced to help keep center of gravity further back to provide improved handling when using Rycote Lyre shock mounts and slip-on wind protection

HC-22 Specifications