pop shield to mic distance?

Discussion in 'Vocals' started by yzfwv, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. yzfwv

    yzfwv Guest

    Is there any general rule of thumb when doing this? Is 1" too close and 3" too far away?
  2. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2005
    Depends on the talent and the mic. I use one closer (1") on an RE-20, further (2-3") on an LDC like an AT 4047. Also, you can usually get closer with a metal-type of screen (Stedman) than a nylon Stoppit.
  3. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

    Sep 26, 2005
    I just generally put my smelly old pantyhose right over top of the microphone. That way, if the singer gets too close, they will know to back off instantly! Problem solved! Just ask your girlfriends/wives for some but only after they have worn them for about a week.

    Peculiarly pungent
    Ms. Remy Ann David
  4. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Whittier, California, USA
    In this case remy, the nose knows... :D

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