Voice recording is a very important step, because many factors can affect the sound quality. One of the problems that may occur during recording is the so-called "pop effect". It occurs due to gusts of air, during breathing and the pronunciation of certain letters. In order to eliminate this problem, a pop filter is used.
What are microphone filters
Microphone filters perform many functions and are a special material that is stretched over the frame and placed between the sound sources and the microphone. This device performs several basic functions:
- Eliminate unwanted sounds caused by breathing, hissing consonants, or too loud vowels.
- It removes low and high frequency bursts when recording voice, and also improves the clarity of sound.
- It protects the microphone design from moisture and particles of lipstick, saliva and dust, which allows to extend the life of the device.
Also, pop filters come in different models, which are presented not only round, but also oval or rectangular shapes. Each user selects a device that suits him.
How to make a pop filter for a microphone
This filter is not necessary to buy, because you can do it yourself.
In order to assemble this device, the following materials will be required:
- Cotton or nylon fabric.
- Insulating tape
- Double sided tape
- Mounting device (clothespin)
- USB fan (faulty)
- Embroidery hoop
In order to collect a pop filter, prepare the fabric. To do this, it needs to be positioned and embed with a diameter slightly larger than the size of the hoop.
REFERENCE! The distance from the edges of the hoop should be such that it is convenient to attach the fabric.
Having fixed the fabric, proceed to the design of the fastening.
For mounting, the best solution would be to use parts from the USB fan. For the leg, you can use a regular wire or a ready-made “leg” from an old lamp.
The foot should be attached to the microphone web itself. You can do this with either electrical tape or tape. But the best way is special glue for plastic or other material. So the mount will be durable, and the design will look organic.
After that, the other end of the “leg” should be attached either to the table or to the microphone itself. This can be done with a regular office paper clip, since gluing the filter to the microphone is strongly discouraged.
Thanks to the flexible design of the holder, the filter can be rotated as you like, which ensures multifunctionality and comfortable use.
REFERENCE! The quality and nature of the filtration will vary depending on the filter cloth. To ensure maximum sound quality, nylon material is recommended.
The main advantage of the assembled design is that it is very cheap to manufacture, but at the same time it qualitatively performs its main functions. Also, this method of removing unwanted sounds is much easier than cutting out unwanted frequencies using programs.