what's the best pop screen under $500?

Discussion in 'rec.audio.pro' started by xy, Aug 26, 2003.

  1. xy

    xy Guest

    is that metal cheeze grater thing that shoots the spit and wind down
    better than a standard pop screen?

    is a simply home-made job more transparent than a popper stopper? (the
    popper stopper has two membranes separated by the hoop)


    p.s. a little humour about the "under $500" since it seems that
    everyone on the planet must ask r.a.p. what the best vocal mic is
    under $500
  2. Never explain your jokes. As they used to say on MST3K, "Those that get it will
    get it."

    > p.s. a little humour about the "under $500" since it seems that
    > everyone on the planet must ask r.a.p. what the best vocal mic
    > is under $500
  3. NoSpam

    NoSpam Guest

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    > Never explain your jokes. As they used to say on MST3K, "Those that get it

    will
    > get it."
    >
    > > p.s. a little humour about the "under $500" since it seems that
    > > everyone on the planet must ask r.a.p. what the best vocal mic
    > > is under $500

    >
  4. Scott Dorsey

    Scott Dorsey Guest

    xy <genericaudioperson@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >is that metal cheeze grater thing that shoots the spit and wind down
    >better than a standard pop screen?


    Yes.

    >is a simply home-made job more transparent than a popper stopper? (the
    >popper stopper has two membranes separated by the hoop)


    No, it's about the same.
    --scott

    --
    "C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."
  5. EganMedia

    EganMedia Guest

    >is that metal cheeze grater thing that shoots the spit and wind down
    >better than a standard pop screen?


    The Stedman (also badged as Royer) is the best pop screen I've used. It's more
    sonically transparent and stops plosives better than the nylon Popper Stopper
    types.


    Joe Egan
    EMP
    Colchester, VT
    www.eganmedia.com
  6. Mike Rivers

    Mike Rivers Guest

    In article <6c38b64b.0308261508.788e5650@posting.google.com> genericaudioperson@hotmail.com writes:

    > is that metal cheeze grater thing that shoots the spit and wind down
    > better than a standard pop screen?


    I think so, at least they're more effective at stopping plosives. But
    using anything between the source and the microphone is always a
    compromise becuase it filters more than one thing.

    > is a simply home-made job more transparent than a popper stopper? (the
    > popper stopper has two membranes separated by the hoop)


    Depends on the material. A couple of years back, Brad Lunde
    (Transamerica Audio) was showing a pop screen from Germany that looked
    like your averave two sided hoop and cost about $300. He said it
    worked better than anything else, both at stopping posives and not
    stopping anything else important. They're now available on-line at
    http://www.transaudiogroup.com. And, no, I don't have one (but
    thinking about it).



    --
    I'm really Mike Rivers - (mrivers@d-and-d.com)
  7. Ty Ford

    Ty Ford Guest

    In Article <6c38b64b.0308261508.788e5650@posting.google.com>,
    genericaudioperson@hotmail.com (xy) wrote:
    >is that metal cheeze grater thing that shoots the spit and wind down
    >better than a standard pop screen?
    >
    >is a simply home-made job more transparent than a popper stopper? (the
    >popper stopper has two membranes separated by the hoop)
    >
    >
    >p.s. a little humour about the "under $500" since it seems that
    >everyone on the planet must ask r.a.p. what the best vocal mic is
    >under $500



    Both Stedmans are good. The Neumann is also very good. The plastic rim
    things I can hear.

    Regards,

    Ty Ford

    For Ty Ford V/O demos, audio services and equipment reviews,
    click on http://www.jagunet.com/~tford
  8. jekylsvial

    jekylsvial Guest

    Make a clothes hanger in a circle, wrap panty hose around it and you have a pop
    filter for under $5.00.

    Wayne
  9. >
    >Make a clothes hanger in a circle, wrap panty hose around it and you have a
    >pop
    >filter for under $5.00.
    >
    >Wayne
    >
    >


    Actually, that will work, but I find it a little too flimsy.

    I use a crochet hoop with the hose, hooked to a broken mic clip and a gooseneck
    hooked to an atlas CO-1B.

    The product is heavier and doesn't move when presented with a plosive.

    You could just buy a popper stopper or a Stedman.

    Better yet, learn to sing without popping. I still use pop screens to keep
    berath off the diaphragm.
    Richard H. Kuschel
    "I canna change the law of physics."-----Scotty
  10. jslator

    jslator Guest

    ....and it's well under $500.


    eganmedia@aol.com (EganMedia) wrote...
    > The Stedman (also badged as Royer) is the best pop screen I've used. It's
    > more sonically transparent and stops plosives better than the nylon Popper
    > Stopper types.

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