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pop shields

Discussion in 'Recording' started by sammyg, Jan 18, 2005.

  1. sammyg

    sammyg Active Member

    Hi guys,

    wondering if anyone has some advice on a pop sheild to buy, there's a few out there, any particular ones to avoid?
    I have seen the "stocking type" and another which is like a round metal plate with tiny holes in it.
    I have heard vaiours rumors about pop sheilds so im hoping to get some clarification here!


  2. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    Stedman PS101. Leaves the highs. It's worth it. Can ah get uh witness?
  3. sproll

    sproll Active Member

    Definately the Stedman.
  4. StevenGurg

    StevenGurg Guest

    I recently purchased a Pauly popscreen and find that it controls the plosives very well and does not take off the highs. It is expensive and perhaps a Popless (brand) might do the same as it too has double screen.
  5. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    I second the stedman- best $40 bucs i spent
  6. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    Well, actually Xavi I think you 'third' it. :D
  7. sammyg

    sammyg Active Member

    cheers guys,

    I'll pick one up and check it out,


  8. Thomaster

    Thomaster Guest

    i recently used an old christmas-hat, that i spread over a piece of plastic from a lid from a plastic jar of salad the singer ate before the session. the shield was taped to a drumstick that was taped to a speakerstand.
    of course, that was because we didnt have the stedman..

    then again...it might have been the salad :-? :?
  9. sproll

    sproll Active Member

    Yeah but he has about 1400 more posts than me, so I'll give up my place in line. :D

    Seriously tho, I have a Stedman and it works great. Glad to see you are picking one up sammyg.
  10. I have the steadman too and love it. But, are there any dif (sonicly) between the steadman metal mesh and a panty hose like pop filter?
  11. Sidhu

    Sidhu Active Member

    Can someone comment on the Sabra POP filter ? They ship to India and i might be intreasted.


    Also, so far i have asking vocalists to sing angled a little off the mic, to avoid pops. Works well. How much of a difference will there be if I were to iinvest in a POP filter and have the vocalist sing facing the mic ?

  12. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    I think one of the best advantages of having a pop filter it that you can keep spit off of your expensive mics.
  13. sammyg

    sammyg Active Member

    good point!
  14. Recording Engineer

    Recording Engineer Active Member

    I recently went down to my local GC with my currently most-used general vocal mic to see if the BLUE The Pop would fit on my mic. Of course, they only had two display models that were attached to BLUE mics in the mic case.

    Once they finally found the person with the key, I tried to see if it'd fit on my mic. But my mic is quite significantly too small for it! After waiting what seemed forever to get an actual price on the thing, they finally said $30! Now I knew BLUE's website sells them for $99 and so did they, but that's what kept on popping up on their computer screen. They called-over numerous managers and they all agreed to sell it to me for what the screen said! I was going to buy the other as a backup, but I was a nice guy and let the employee who was helping me buy the other since he said he has a BLUE mic.

    So now my girlfriend has rigged-up my mic with a piece of old tee-shirt wrapped around so that the mic's body is thick enough in one section to attach The Pop. It works great until I figure out some other way more "nice looking" to attach it.

    Anyhow, it works so well... Since I've had it, plosives are the last thing on my mind... When all the rap guys come in.
  15. John Stafford

    John Stafford Well-Known Member

    What about the Shure PopperStopper? Isn't that the most widely used? I know it's nylon, so I'm sort of curious. I hate the nylon pop-shield, especially with my new mike that has rather seismic bass. BTW I use a few silk scarves to wrap around my mics if there's ciagrette smoke in the room, and I found that these are surprisingly good.

    I think some of the Blue accessories are overpriced. The shockmount for the BlueBird is identical to the one supplied with the larger Behringer mics.

    John Stafford
  16. John Stafford

    John Stafford Well-Known Member

    On second thoughts...

    The cheapo shock for the BlueBird is free.

    John Stafford
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