Microphone Pop filters and Stands
If you’re serious about recording, whether it be for a band or for just for a video, you’re want to seriously consider your choice of audio equipment. Audio is arguably of a higher priority than video, because your audience stands to lose more information from poorly recorded audio than from lower resolution video or poor lighting. So lets talk about this Pop filters and mic stands.
There are two essential components for those who wish to raise their audio recording game: microphone pop filters and microphone stands. The price range for both vary greatly, as does the corresponding quality. However, there are many reasonable choices that balance quality with price – and a solid first purchase will hold good for the buyer for a long time, saving costs in the long run.
Pop filters, which also go by the name pop screens or pop shields, are those large, round screens you’ll often see in front of microphones in studios or music videos. The purpose of pop filters is to eliminate those sharp popping sounds you hear in recordings – usually when a “p” or “b” sound is made. Popping occurs when air moves particularly fast into the microphone; it’s the pop filter’s job to stop this from happening. It also prevents corrosion from saliva that might have accumulated on the microphone.
A microphone stand is just as the name implies – it’s a stand for the mic, whether it is on a desk, in a studio, or for a live performance. The more expensive stands are foldable and make for easy transportation. Some microphone stands – boom arm microphones – are particularly suitable for guitar players. Like tripod mic stands, these are very portable as well, in addition to be adjustable. There are several different mic stands depending on your recording needs, with each type of range of price points, so do your research before settling on one.