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Old June 5th, 2006, 06:50 PM   #1
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Using a light diffuser as a pop filter

Working on a shoestring budget, I always have to find ways of making better use of my equipment. It just occurred to me that I could use my diffuser, which has a lot ot tiny holes, as a pop filter. Is there any reason why I should not do this? Does the material the pop filter is made of make a big difference?
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Old June 5th, 2006, 07:40 PM   #2
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However, pop filters are easy to make. Go get a needle point hoop, the kind that has a fastener on one side. Stretch some panty hose across it and clamp it in with the hoop.

Last time I checked you could both of these things for less than $15 on the web. That really is all a pop filter is.

Make sure though, the light diffuser is a pourous, flexible material. This way you don't get weird sound abberations.

And you should always talk across the diaphragm mic instead of directly into it. This will reduce the majority of your pops and mouth noise.

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