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2 Stupid questions

Discussion in 'Vocals' started by Threeskinmusic, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. Hey guys, I am pretty embarrased to have to ask these questions, but you all seem pretty cool, so I figured you wouldn't make too much fun of me for my lack of knowledge. I just got my studio project C1 yesterday, and it came with a wind screen. I have never used a wind screen in the studio, just live. If I am using a pop filter in front of the mic, should I use the wind screen, or is is not neccessary? Stupid question # 2 - What is a shock mount for? Is it stricktly to physically protect the mic, or does it affect the sound at all? Thanks for your help on these.
  2. maintiger

    maintiger Distinguished Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Whittier, California, USA
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    The wind screen is not necesary or desirable for studio recording as it will dull the sound. It is for eithr live applications or as the name implies for recording outside on windy days. A shock mount will not affect the sound other that it will keep mike stands and floor noises away from your mic when you are recording
  3. Thanks Maintiger, That is what I was assuming with the wind screen. As for the shock mount, I had no idea, so thanks for clearing that up.
  4. 6string

    6string Guest

    Interesting! I have seen allot of the best guys use the wind screen in the studio (Todd Rundgren). In fact that is where I have seen it most... I would imagine it is like singing through a sheet tho...

    Ya it cuts out the pops and sss... But what else does it cut??

    A singer with vocal awareness/control will eliminate the pops/sssss from the getgo! I think a wind screen should be avoided when ever possible! But, sometimes u just have 2 use it...


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