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Old 7th February 2009
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Best Pop Filter

Any suggestions on the best pop filter. From what I've read the metal ones appear to do the best job and are easist to maintain. Also any comments on how well the filters clamps/arms stack up would also be helpful. These will mostly be used on Neumann tube mics.
Old 7th February 2009
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Steadman here. Does the job, and is easily cleaned - thank you. Attaches to the stand just finethumbsup
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Pauly here, the only one i know who don't affect the sound. and build quality is stellar.
can get them from thomann in europe.
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Put the mike more far away this saves you and mostly sounds better if you search for the right sweet spot of the voice...

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Originally Posted by Mr.HOLMES ➑️
Put the mike more far away this saves you and mostly sounds better if you search for the right sweet spot of the voice...

I'm more concerned about protecting the mic capsule. I've got a Wagner U47w coming. I've used some pretty cheap filters up untill now so I want to make sure I've got something that does a good job and protects the mic.
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...absolutely love this one...cheaper than Stedman (same screen material)...wide, slightly curved shape gives great coverage for vocalists who shift around while tracking...also excellent when tracking with 2 mics for the same vocal (ribbon or dynamic with condenser)...highly recommended!

QM-25 Professional Curved Pop Filter*::*Q-Mic Professional*::*Acme Distributors
(or search "Pro Pop Filter Gently Curved" on eBay)
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Originally Posted by kidvybes ➑️
...absolutely love this one...cheaper than Stedman (same screen material)...wide, slightly curved shape gives great coverage for vocalists who shift around while tracking...also excellent when tracking with 2 mics for the same vocal (ribbon or dynamic with condenser)...highly recommended!

QM-25 Professional Curved Pop Filter*::*Q-Mic Professional*::*Acme Distributors
(or search "Pro Pop Filter Gently Curved" on eBay)
Man, thanks for that link. That page have a lot of neat things including generic shockmounts even reflection filters for cheap. Bookmarked!
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Pauly, no question. Stedman doesn't even compare from my experience with both, and many others. You should research the reports of 'whooshing' noises that are easily heard from metal screen diffusers. Not a good sound.

Steve
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Keep an eye out of the Pete's Place Blast Pad
https://gearspace.com/board/new-prod...tes-place.html

I've been using one and it works extremely well!
Old 7th February 2009 | Show parent
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We have the metal Stedman and hose types. I'll use them both, but sometimes none is best.
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Make a popping sound with your mouth and move your hand around to find exactly where no blast of air can be felt.

THAT'S the place to put the mike and forget about pop screens!
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Originally Posted by plexisys ➑️
I'm more concerned about protecting the mic capsule.
That is THE argument for a pop screen.

- Most artists hate the metal "Stedman" because the screen feels could and has no intimacy.

I like the old "AKG PF 20" but they don't make them anymore...

I also like the "Neumann PS 20 a" although pricey.


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I've got a Wagner U47w coming.
Congrats a very nice mic!
Old 17th March 2009 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by ron wheeler ➑️
that is the argument for a pop screen.

- most artists hate the metal "stedman" because the screen feels could and has no intimacy.

I like the old "akg pf 20" but they don't make them anymore...

I also like the "neumann ps 20 a" although pricey.




Congrats a very nice mic!
akg pf 20????
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I've used the Stedman, it's okay. But the best pop filter I've ever used:
Petes Place Audio
Old 17th March 2009 | Show parent
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I guess at 297.00 it should be........
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Originally Posted by Steffmo ➑️
I guess at 297.00 it should be........
You get what you pay for.
I was skeptical... until after the first session with the filter.
Old 17th March 2009
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I love mine

Quote:
Originally Posted by plexisys ➑️
Any suggestions on the best pop filter. From what I've read the metal ones appear to do the best job and are easist to maintain. Also any comments on how well the filters clamps/arms stack up would also be helpful. These will mostly be used on Neumann tube mics.
I'm new to the forum but I have a sterling audio pop filter. Its metal like you said and I love it. The steadmans are great too.
Old 17th March 2009 | Show parent
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I just have the Shure popfilter, seems to be doing what it's supposed to
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Originally Posted by Tony Shepperd ➑️
You get what you pay for.
I was skeptical... until after the first session with the filter.
All good. I respect your opinion immensely so I don't doubt it works. But that won't stop me from wondering if part of the price is "boutique tax".
Old 17th March 2009 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by Steffmo ➑️
All good. But that won't stop me from wondering if part of the price is "boutique tax".
"boutique tax", i can assure you that is NOT the case!
anyone who has one of these in their hands can tell you the build, and materials are beyond average, this not, a plastic ring with some panty hose stretched across it.
i personally made the first twenty units, and i don't see how Peter was able to get the cost down to were it is.
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Originally Posted by Tony Shepperd ➑️
You get what you pay for.
I was skeptical... until after the first session with the filter.

what do you like about it?

every filter i've ever used, including the stedman, attenuates the highs and removes some of the intimacy of the vocal. a/b with and without, the filters always lose. i'd love to find one for which this isn't the case.


gregory scott - ubk
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Old 17th March 2009 | Show parent
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ubk
the Blast Pad is not just a pop filter, it is way more them that, i am very proud of it's performance on vocals, but it is a much more versatile tool then just that.

the Blast Pad will allow you to torture you mics in unheard of ways.
just the loss of time and cost of a re-ribbon or mic repair, would most certainly pay for the filter.
i have some awesome individual using mics in unheard of ways: )~


grab a Blast Pad, feel free to abuse and to torture you mics in unheard of ways.
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Originally Posted by u b k ➑️
what do you like about it?

every filter i've ever used, including the stedman, attenuates the highs and removes some of the intimacy of the vocal. a/b with and without, the filters always lose. i'd love to find one for which this isn't the case.


gregory scott - ubk
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When you get it in your hands on it for the first time, you'll physically see why it's different.
But after you hear it, you'll be convinced that it's better.
The top end is still great, it just takes out the plosives.

But I talked to Pete and he said contact him and he could send one out to you.
Old 18th March 2009 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by Tony Shepperd ➑️
You get what you pay for.
I was skeptical... until after the first session with the filter.
I bet you my Stedman against your U$297 Pop Filter that if I swap them in the middle of the session you won't even notice it.

Cheers,
Pupo

P.S.
OK, maybe you will...but man...OK...I'll stop here.
Old 18th March 2009 | Show parent
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bet you will: )~
but that that aside, your all are trying to compare a versatile tool ( The Blast Pad ), to a pop filter ( what ever make ), and The Blast Pad ( in addition to being a very very nice pop filter ), is much much more.
Old 18th March 2009 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by jpupo74 ➑️
I bet you my Stedman against your U$297 Pop Filter that if I swap them in the middle of the session you won't even notice it.

Cheers,
Pupo

P.S.
OK, maybe you will...but man...OK...I'll stop here.
I'll take that bet and let's bet A LOT of money. LOL

I have a friend who came over and I cut vocals with the blast pad.
The next day the artist and producer came back and the producer brought his Stedman, mainly because he thought what you thought... it couldn't be that good.

The Stedman was up less than a minute.

Listen, I really don't want to go on and on about the Blast pad, because it starts to feel like hype.
But the truth of the matter is, it really works well. Unbelievably well. And you wont fully understand that until you try it. In this case, you really do get what you pay for.

If you don't believe me, ask e-cue. I know he tried it on his artist and was blown away.
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I have had nothing but negative experiences with the metal pop filters - I've tried the Stedman and one other (I forget which one) and thought that sonically it was ok, but it never stops the low freq pops unless I'm RIGHT up on the filter and then I start to hear a "pfffttt" type of sound which is quite unnatural. I'm back to a double layer nylon one and it's not so bad....

Am I doing something wrong with the metal ones? About 6 inches or so off the mic (depending on the song/singer/etc) and right up on the filter?
Old 18th March 2009 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by Tony Shepperd ➑️
But the truth of the matter is, it really works well. Unbelievably well. And you wont fully understand that until you try it. In this case, you really do get what you pay for.
"Ga'Dumete"...this is why I can't ever pay my Beeper Billheh

Always gotta try/buy som'n new
Old 18th March 2009 | Show parent
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so I went to that blast pad link and browsed-what i was most attracted to was the Pearlam LE -anyone try one?
Old 18th March 2009 | Show parent
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I thought the MarkVIII was a winner... if only i had the gear to fill/use it...
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