Pop filter material questions...

Discussion in 'Vocals' started by corrupted, Aug 18, 2006.

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  1. corrupted

    corrupted Guest

    I've seen many different versions of pop filters that mount on the vocal mic stand. I have a generic fabric one that seems to do okay. Is there a noticable difference when using one that's made of something else? Is it a worthwhile investment? Or will a fabric one do?
    I'm currently using a StudioProjects C series mic, if that matters. The StudioProjects pop filter looks neat and all, but I don't know if it's really a big deal or not.

    Also, the foam mic cover/windscreen. Do people use those in combination with the stand mounted screen? I've avoided them in the past... but is it worth trying?
     
  2. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

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    There is a metal-screen version of a pop filter by Steadman (sp?). I have one and keep meaning to buy another. They are MUCH better at doing what they are supposed to do over the fabric ones. IMHO, they are worth the extra $$ in that they are washable and really last a lifetime.
    I rarely run into a situation where I need a foam windscreen on a mic IN THE STUDIO. Outdoors, sure. But they attenuate too much of the presence frequencies to use in the studio. That's why you see the pop-stopper-types all over the place now. You must have a camel spittin' on the thing to need THAT much filtering!
     
  3. corrupted

    corrupted Guest

    Funny you should mention that...



    *kidding*


    Thanks for the info, I'll have to pick one up. I really hadn't thought much about it before!
     
  4. JoeH

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    You can build your own with something as simple as sheer nylon pantyhose, as well. (Not that I'd have an extra pair lying around, but ya never know.) In a pinch, you can just stretch them around a wirehanger bent into a circle, and off you go.

    Actually, I keep a set of black/sheer "No-Nonsense" brand pantyhose in my road kit for wind and popping issues, and it caused quite a bit of laugh and teasing when a female clarinetist noticed them in the case once. She's never stopped teasing me about carrying around a pair of them since then, but I don't mind. I just keep telling her I want HER to model them for me!
     
  5. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

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    I agree with the stedman pop filter- it does not dull recordings like the mesh ones do- 8)
     
  6. corrupted

    corrupted Guest

    Okay, so I got the Studio Projects pop filter, and I very much prefer it to the fabric filter. I think it ran about $25, and it was well worth it for the clarity and ease of cleaning. Thanks for the help!
     
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