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Author Topic: Pop Filters: Which Work? Which Suck? The Lowdown  (Read 9967 times)

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Re: Pop Filters: Which Work? Which Suck? The Lowdown
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2020, 01:27:23 pm »

Semantic deviation duly noted, previous posts amended and example provided: https://www.michaels.com/loops-and-threads-wooden-embroidery-hoop/10124154.html
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Re: Pop Filters: Which Work? Which Suck? The Lowdown
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2020, 03:32:27 am »

This is great, now would you use two of these or put two layers of pantyhose?
What type of pantyhose sheer or opaque ?
And after stretching the hose around the ring how would you nearly fasten it ?
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Re: Pop Filters: Which Work? Which Suck? The Lowdown
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2020, 02:17:26 pm »

It is of ultimate importance to only use black pantyhose material, due to its superior right-brain stimulative capacity*, while maintaining the same level of transparency and spit blocking other colors would provide.

The crochet ring/hoop/embroidery thing consists of an inner and outer hoop. The inner hoop claps whatever material is wrapped over it against the outer hoop. One layer of pantyhose wrapped over the inner ring ends up being two layers, once clamped in place.
Not rocket science by any means, just look at one of these and it will become apparent how it works.

*It can easily be proved that black nylon stocking material produces more platinum-selling records than all other colors combined!
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Re: Pop Filters: Which Work? Which Suck? The Lowdown
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2020, 10:41:19 am »

Good morning, I am about to attempt making my own pop filter with the wooden ring you mentioned.
So I will put two layers on the ring, but how are you attaching the mic clip so I can mount it on my mic stand ?
Maybe a clip with teeth that also has threads on the opposite end to mount to a stand ?
After you kindly revived my capsule I’m not taking any chances with spit lol
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Re: Pop Filters: Which Work? Which Suck? The Lowdown
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2020, 02:19:04 pm »

What I did:
Repurposed the lower section of an old plastic mic clip, the part of the swivel that contains the female threads for the mic stand mount which also contains the hinge mechanism onto which I mounted the crochet hoop.
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Re: Pop Filters: Which Work? Which Suck? The Lowdown
« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2020, 02:55:24 pm »

Sounds like what i did :-)
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« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2020, 04:25:43 pm »

i used the upper portion of the stocking as it fell slightly thicker than the leg area which was very light in thickness.
I will do some testing :-)
Thank you Klaus.
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Re: Pop Filters: Which Work? Which Suck? The Lowdown
« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2020, 06:30:31 pm »

Looks professional, and is still the best compromise between total spit protection and total acoustic transparency (I am repeating myself, I know).
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Re: Pop Filters: Which Work? Which Suck? The Lowdown
« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2020, 07:16:34 am »

I did a quick vocal with my DIY pop filter and without and I could not hear an audible difference:-)
Very happy.
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« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2020, 11:24:25 am »

Slightly off topic, but in these tense times (Coronavirus)  I am more concerned than normal about disinfecting pop filters.  Can anyone recommend a good method?  Or are they now disposable??!!   
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Re: Pop Filters: Which Work? Which Suck? The Lowdown
« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2020, 12:42:27 pm »

Not off topic at all, and great question.
A soapy warm-water solution is the same cleaning method I would recommend even without any viral load on the screens. Soak, slosh the screen though the bath water a few times, let sit, shosh again, then rinse and dry in front of a heater or wood stove.

There is an excellent summary why soap actually kills viruses better than most other disinfectant agents:

https://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/sanitizing-coronavirus/

It's all revealed in the first 5 minutes.
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Re: Pop Filters: Which Work? Which Suck? The Lowdown
« Reply #26 on: March 16, 2020, 03:39:52 pm »

Thank you!
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Re: Pop Filters: Which Work? Which Suck? The Lowdown
« Reply #27 on: March 21, 2020, 08:07:29 pm »

I like the JZ Pop Filter - $119 list. It's very good, as is. I added a sheer hose covering and that's when I stopped looking for pop filters. No pops, and if there's a loss in high frequency it's not there, or I don't hear it or I like it.
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Re: Pop Filters: Which Work? Which Suck? The Lowdown
« Reply #28 on: March 21, 2020, 10:00:16 pm »

What I often do when I check out the acoustic transparency fo an unknown pop filter:
I listen with one ear to some complex audio waves, whether talk or music, or whatever, but preferably with a decent amount of high frequencies.
Then I hold the pop filter over that ear and compare. If the level of reduction in transparency with the filter is ok, I am good.
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Re: Pop Filters: Which Work? Which Suck? The Lowdown
« Reply #29 on: June 14, 2020, 01:58:11 am »

Sitting here listening to my own vocal samples compared critically with and without a Stedman pop filter. I can confirm that something just sounds wrong with the Stedman. I thought I was overloading the mic amp or preamp. A sort of high frequency crunch and subtle ugly compression.

Simply pulling the Stedman away made everything sound normal. Putting the pop filter back in position, the distortion returned.

There is some sort of resonance of the filter itself, acoustic comb filtering, or maybe a combination of both, that screws with the sound waves.
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