Why use a popper stopper?

This video explains and demonstrates a whole lot of of useful things that I’ve never known. I’m sharing it because I think it has a place here. It’s also given me more ideas for shaping sound. @Notter Mark this might be useful in helping you position and use your mic.

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Fascinating, thanks for sharing

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Really interesting @batwoman Maggie, thank you so much for sharing and tagging. Perfect timing as well as I’m planning on doing some experimentation over this weekend with some vocal work. And have just taken delivery of a pop filter today via Amazon! Like you read my mind :wink::slightly_smiling_face:

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Haha, my bat sonar at work Mark :bat:

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I never truly understood the difference so this is an eye opener, thanks Maggie!

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@adi_mrok yep, I found it enlightening. His demos make it so clear. I’m glad it’s useful to you Adi.

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Looking forward to this Maggie. I’ve not used the pop since switching to dynamic. Bookmarked.
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Doubt you’d use a pop filter with a dynamic Toby. I think you’d lose too much presence.

Very interesting, thanks!

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Yes that why I stopped using it but should I go back to a multi track project and sing solo, then I am likely to use the condenser. So worth a watch post dog walk. :smile:

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Good share Maggie. I got one early on when I started singing with the condenser, as I found myself holding back without one. Interesting tip to sing off axis. Good see Chris using Scheps Omni Channel, that’s my go to Waves plugin for mixing. If you haven’t got it, worth checking out. Great on all tracks not just vocals.

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@batwoman
Thanks for sharing this one, Maggie.

Really interesting and quite interesting how the pop filter recording had the extra brightness. I suppose it means it does a little more than tame plosives and sibilance, must be filtering some frequencies that add some ‘muddy woofiness’.

That said, when playing back both over the BT, would have been tough to pick one from the other with the eyes closed. And as I listen through my PC with my son’s gaming headset on which has good sound but perhaps not as responsive as my mixing HPs, I reckon he could trick me and I’d not pick if he was playing a different track second time round. I know, that also is a factor of my auditory acuity.

For live with a dynamic, I think I am probably OK with backing off plus being a little off-axis into a dynamic. My ability to sing is probably also not good enough to be compromised by such subtleties. Will continue with a pop filter when recording an audio track for a multi-track studio production.

Thanks again

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How am i going to get the “pepper” song out of my head now?

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I’m with David on this one.
I’m not doubting that there is a difference, but this is so minute, esp. for most of us here, that I’m sure the main benefit is psychological.
Thanks for posting, though, Maggie. It did make me think how to improve my vocal recording.
A Chris Liepe course is too much effort at the moment, but purchasing a microphone seems like low-hanging fruit :wink:

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Thank you for the posting Maggie, it was an interesting watch.

I’m with David and Brian, I couldn’t have been able to tell the difference with my eyes closed.

But knowledge is power, as they say.

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