Nothing ruins a recording faster than unfiltered plosives!
Fixing the problem is easy.
You need a quality, double-mesh
Auphonix pop filter
in front of the mic.
The majority of pop filters on the market today are designed to clamp on to the microphone stand.
But these days, where video and podcast production are both common and simple, many people are recording on a desktop USB microphone. With mics such as the Blue Yeti, Yeti Snowball, Samson Meteor and Zoom, what is needed is a pop filter that clamps to the desk, and not to the microphone stand.
The Auphonix MPF-2 Desktop Pop Filter meets this need. The clamp has been completely redesigned, so that the filter easily attaches to the desktop. With the sturdy, flexible gooseneck holder, positioning the filter directly in front of the microphone is simple, helping you create professional audio.
And the best thing for Blue Yeti Owners .. it fits easily onto the Yeti! No drilling!
So many filters are made of poor quality material, and have a flimsy clamp or weak neck.
Auphonix Microphone Pop Filters are strong, sturdy, and manufactured to stand the test of time.
They do just what they are supposed to do, sit in front of your microphone and shield the air created by the "plosives" in your speech or singing.
No more distortion - just clean, clear recording that you will be proud of.
The original Auphonix microphone pop filter is a top quality, double screen filter.
The clamp connects your filter directly to the microphone stand, or to the boom.
The strong gooseneck holder makes for simple and reliable placement exactly where you need it.
Just attach it and position it, and your recordings will be cleaner and more professional.
The difference a pop filter makes is remarkable.
One recent purchaser had this to say (on Amazon.com).
"This made a HUGE difference in my home recordings. It really does make a difference, should of bought it sooner because now I have to redo most vocals."
Purchase an Auphonix Pop Filter, and you also get our bonus ebook - Getting Great Audio.
It's got 25 pages - packed full of amazing information to help you get the best out of your recordings. From how to set up the room, to choosing a microphone, and post-production tips and tricks!
"The construction of this filter is bomber: feels like it can survive the abuse of live music, although it will never have to. The arm for the screen is easy to manipulate and the clamp seems like it will work with just about any mic stand. Very impressed with the overall durability of the filter."
~ Benjamin Busack
"Great service! The filter is sturdy, holds its position on my boom mic stand, and works great for recording vocals. The seller also sent informative emails to let me know when the item was shipped and also some tips on setting it up. Plus the bonus ebook is great for beginners. Great product, great service, happy shopper!"
~ Andrew H.
Just listening to someone sing or speak, you might not notice the intricacies of the human voice. Specifically, there are some syllables that really stand out, especially when they are recorded by microphone. The most troubling syllables are s's, which
exhibit sibilance, and plosives, like b's, p's, and t's.
While tackling sibilance is worthy of its own post, it's quite easy to tame plosives. Let's look at the mechanics of plosives when it comes to microphones.
A microphone uses a diaphragm, usually a piece of metal, to register changing air pressure and translate it into electric current..
Plosive syllables involve a brief, rapid expulsion of air, which a diaphragm can't process gracefully. The impact of that syllable on the diaphragm creates temporarily intense vibrations that microphones turn into distortion.
A vocal recording with plosive issues is marred by muddy booms of distortion that correspond with each plosive. The sound distracts from the quality of the recording, even when every other syllable is clear and smooth.
The solution is to interrupt the wind by using a pop filter. Pop filters are either foam covers for the microphone or a mesh screen that sits between the vocalist's mouth and the microphone.
It's a simple, elegant solution that takes an amateur sounding recording and immediately takes it several notches closer to pro quality. While foam filters are designed to be used on a specific microphone, a mesh filter is equally useful on all microphones, and is a small investment to really improve the quality of your recordings.
If you've been recording vocals without one, and are wondering how you can improve the recording quality, look no further. Pop filters are standard in professional studios, and even if you don't have the fancy gear that they use, you can get professional grade vocal recordings by using a pop filter.