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hey guys, is a pop filter (pop guard, whatever) a good purchase? does it really make a difference in vocals?
thanx for your help!
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Only if you have a Popping 'plosives problem!! If not, it's just a nylon stocking on a hoop...... :cool:
The Axeman (##(===> Cuts From My New Blues CD
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I'll tell ya one thing it can do...It can keep the dang singer from gettin' too close to the mic. It can also be a good device for keeping the dang singer in the same spot so that you can use the first AND last takes in your comp track. Dang singers!
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%1$s a écrit hey guys, is a pop filter (pop guard, whatever) a good purchase? does it really make a difference in vocals?
thanx for your help!


I think it is helpful on a large condenser mike. The alternative is to sing over or past the mic.
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thanx everyone!
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Hey Axeman!

Is the MXL 990 condenser mic a good mic for vocals???
https://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/g=live/search/detail/base_pid/273156/

thanx for your help!
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No experience with them. The HC reviews are mixed, but then again, the thing is only $59......

HC Reviews:

http://www.harmony-central.com/Recording/Data/MXL/990-1.html
The Axeman (##(===> Cuts From My New Blues CD
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thanx for all your help Axe!
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hi there
pop filters do work, but if you cant afford one [they're expensive] you can make one that works just as well. get a coat hanger & make it into a diamond shape. take a pair of ordinary tights & place/secure that across the hanger! hey presto! a pop shield for a fraction of the cost. you'll have to secure the 'shield' onto another mic stand & then position it. another tip? if the vocalist is really poppy or sibilent, then ask them to sing across the line of the mic. about 45 or less degrees & a few inches away. all of the above does work. all you need to do is to persevere until you get what you want. good luck.
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%1$s a écrit Hey Axeman!

Is the MXL 990 condenser mic a good mic for vocals???
https://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/g=live/search/detail/base_pid/273156/

thanx for your help!


I can recommend the Audio Technica AT-2020 as a good cheap condensor, I use one all the time. keep in mind when using condensors that they are ultra sensitive and pick up everything around you, cars outside, crickets chirping fridge motors. Better off with a high quality Dynamic for home use. I hear rave reviews about a mike called Heil PR40, I think that is right. It is a large Diaphram Dynamic, has the advantages of Dynamics and Condensors and none of the cons. A lot of Radio stations are now using these in place of condensors because of the excelent noise rejection.

never tried one myself though so I don't know.

Andrew