Condensor Mic + Windscreen

Discussion in 'Microphones & Recording' started by mannyr, May 24, 2009.

  1. mannyr

    mannyr Active Member

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    Will a condenser mic still pick up plosives if theres not pop filter but instead a windscreen?

    Does it have to be of a good quality material to be effective at all? Do cheap pop filters work?
     
  2. jammster

    jammster Active Member

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    Yes, you need a pop filter to get rid of wind currents generated from normal speech and singing.

    Sometimes a windscreen will work, but to be sure you must use a pop filter. Its really frustrating to get a great take with a couple loud thumps from pops in the mix.

    If your into Do it yourself stuff, check this simple video out:

    [youtube:ea8d699b34]http://www.youtube.com/v/7yosZEMm0yw[/youtube:ea8d699b34]
     
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