Portable absorber for ambient and room noise

Introducing Nowsonic Umbrella

The Umbrella is a compact absorber for reducing ambient and room noise. It facilitates good recordings even in rooms with sub-optimal acoustical conditions. The Umbrella consists of five specially perforated metal plates and a special acoustic foam. The left and right side panels can be adjusted and thus optimally adapted to the recording situation.


Features and Applications


  • Affordable solution for recording in rooms without any acoustic treatment
  • Low weight for easy transportation
  • Adjustable side panels can be optimally adapted to the recording situation
  • Specially designed acoustic foam perfectly reduces any reflections


  • Home recording
  • Mobile recording


  • Net weight: 4.5 kg

Scope of delivery

  • Umbrella


“If you use a reasonably sensitive microphone and/or want to record omnidirectional recordings more often, the Nowsonic Umbrella is a reliable micscreen. The absorption performance that could be heard in my recordings with the Neumann U 87 Ai is quite remarkable – and that’s where it comes in.

The Nowsonic Umbrella is well manufactured and, thanks to the two movable outer panels, can be set up, transported and stored in a space-saving manner. A well implemented idea that represents a small unique selling proposition compared to the competition.

Finally, the good handling is to be praised. The knobs of the adjusting screws are easy to grasp and the rail allows some leeway for placing the microphone. All components are well made, in practice everything is fine.”

“Does exactly what you want. Absorb sound, good workmanship.”

“The optimum for recordings with sensitive microphones is of course an acoustically perfect room. But that’s stupidly not always possible, whether it’s because you don’t have a good environment, can’t afford a costly conversion, or because you often record in different places. The portable solution to this problem comes from Nowsonic and is called Umbrella.”