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microphone pop screens - metal is the best?
Old 19th July 2007
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microphone pop screens - metal is the best?

Im using the classic universal ones (mesh or wtf they are called..)..

Thinking of getting a couple of the metal ones, and even though its not alot of money - I thought I would ask here if there is any improvement (if so, what kind?) in using a metal one.

some say the metal ones are better..

Your comment on this?

Last edited by perx; 19th July 2007 at 08:07 PM.. Reason: edit text
Old 19th July 2007
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blackcom's Avatar

I actually prefer metal, yes.....highs are more natural....but the difference is sublte....
Old 19th July 2007
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Using the Metal screen instead of the usual silk screen can really help with Plosives, P-blasts and any other wind anomaly.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
Check out the Royer Pop Filter. It will not cut down the frequency response at all. I have found sometimes the normal pop filter can be affect the tone a little too much for my taste.<o:p></o:p>
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Old 19th July 2007
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The Royer is made by Stedman by the way, and simply rebranded.

Use the metal filter at least 2" away from the mic, as it redirects air DOWNWARD and away from the mic, saving it from plosives.

Yes, it is better in my opinion. Not only do they sound somewhat can wash them!

I use Stedman 100% of the time, the XL is worth the extra $10.

Old 19th July 2007
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Originally Posted by warhead View Post
Not only do they sound somewhat can wash them!
he he .. the washing part is a benefit for sure after sessions with "wet" singers..
Old 20th July 2007
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Oh god the smell from some of my pop filters will make you sick. Get a heavy smoker that screams with a lot of grit... ugh..

I need to remember to get a metal one.
Old 20th July 2007
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Anyone compare the Stedman/Royer metal filter to the Karma metal filter?
Old 20th July 2007
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I feel that if you're tracking 'plosive heavy material, ie rap or spoken word, then metal is the way to go. They are also easier to clean. Though I've had conversations with other engineers who prefer the silken screens; for them it was only a preference. I've used both and prefer metal because that's what I encounter more often.
Old 21st July 2007
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Terry Manning swears he can hear the metal ones ringing when he's recording.
Old 21st July 2007
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I don't care for the sound of the metal ones. Purchased several but went back to the old cloth ones.
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