The last thing you want when you’re recording is the hiss and crackle that comes from your breath hitting the microphone. Microphone pop filters eliminate this by acting as a barrier that lets sound through with minimal distortion while disrupting the airflow. You will see microphone pop filters on most microphones.
The most common type of microphone pop filter is simply a foam wraparound that slides straight over the mic. These are sometimes decorated with a news channel logo or similar. These are cheap, basic, but effective when you’ve got an indoor omnidirectional mic. However, they can produce rustling, and they do produce pops of sound if someone gets too close.
A shield microphone pop filter prevents this issue from occurring. It normally clips on the microphone and acts as a barrier. When you’re recording music, it’s ideal, as it will always be in the same place, and you’ll likely be standing in the same place if you’re singing. These work best on directional mics or omnidirectional mics that have sound coming in from one direction. This is often best achieved in a stall-like setup where each singer is separated from the others in his or her own stall.
What’s in the box
- Pop Filter Studio Microphone Mic Wind Screen