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Pop filter and Sennheiser E835
Old 16th December 2010
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Pop filter and Sennheiser E835

Hello,

I've recently got a Sennheiser E835 and I've noticed that when I sing into it, it get a few plosives.

I know it's because I sing close to the mic, which I like doing, so would using a pop filter be advisable? I ask because I've never heard of / seen a pop filter being used on a dynamic microphone.

Thanks
Old 16th December 2010
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Hello,

I've recently got a Sennheiser E835 and I've noticed that when I sing into it, it get a few plosives.

I know it's because I sing close to the mic, which I like doing, so would using a pop filter be advisable? I ask because I've never heard of / seen a pop filter being used on a dynamic microphone.

Thanks
Yes using a pop filter would help.
Old 16th December 2010
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if you mean a foam cover, it'll help. If you use good mic technique (even when singing close), it will help even more.
Old 16th December 2010
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The 835 can get a little sibilant and/or harsh with certain voices at close range and addressed directly. Try addressing more of the side of the mic and/or direct your voice to a point just to the side of the microphone. Listen and find the balance in distance, volume, and pre-amp gain that yields a pleasant tone that does not overload the mic but also doesn't get too weak/expose too much room in the quiet parts. Move away when you get loud and closer when you get quiet. Turn your head for 'plosives.
Old 17th December 2010
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+1 on the "mic discipline" advice, it's the best way to avoid a myriad of recording and live sound problems. You can also use a Pop Filter to help with plosive noises. The foam mic covers will help in the studio, but they are more for live situations where wind noise can be a problem. The flat hoop types will do the job just as well in the studio, but sound a little less muffled than a foam filter. I also use a pop filter to help remind newbies keep their distance from more sensitive studio mics.
Old 18th December 2010
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Originally Posted by minifhncc View Post
Hello,

I've recently got a Sennheiser E835 and I've noticed that when I sing into it, it get a few plosives.

I know it's because I sing close to the mic, which I like doing, so would using a pop filter be advisable? I ask because I've never heard of / seen a pop filter being used on a dynamic microphone.

Thanks
My bad.

I just assumed this was a live situation since the OP mentioned he 'likes' singing close to the mic and its an e835. If it's a recording situation, you should be singing however it sounds good...close, far, to the side. Get a pop filter 2-4 inches from the mic. Sing 2-6 inches from the mic depending on what sound you're getting. Plosives will go away.

If it's a live thing, a foam cover will help with plosives and also help with feedback rejection on stage...not to mention save you on occasion from improper grounding and getting shocked.
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