Microphone Pop Filters

Those of you who have ever recorded a perfect take only to have it ruined by an unexpected plosive that hits the mic capsule like a ton of bricks will understand the importance of using a pop filter. Thanks to our extensive inventory of these products, you can always count on Nofeka Uganda to have a large selection of high-quality pop filters on hand.

A pop filter is, at its most basic level, a relatively simple device. In essence, it is a mesh membrane that is stretched taut across a frame, allowing sound waves to pass through while blocking sudden bursts of airflow. These short bursts of air are known as plosives, and you can easily create one by actually saying the word aloud into a recording microphone. Plosives are produced by hard, breathy consonants such as "p" and "b," as well as a few other sounds. Needless to say, they are annoyances at the best of times, and at the worst of times, they can completely ruin a great vocal take.

Although it may appear that all pop filters perform essentially the same functions, there are actually quite a few design variations to take into consideration before making your final decision. There's also the standard nylon stretched over round hoops version that you can use to finish the project quickly. It is possible to find many different versions of that design. Some pop filters have two parallel screens, one on the front and one on the back of the hoop, which are used in conjunction with each other. Many people still prefer to use the old-school mesh version, which they have no complaints about. However, some people believe that the mesh muffles the higher frequencies a little bit. Some pop filters are made of metal mesh or specially designed fabric in order to address this concern. Using a mesh screen on one hoop and a slotted metal screen on another hoop that can be used together or separately for individual use is another variation.

The method used to attach and adjust the pop filter to the mic stand, as well as its placement in front of the microphone, are two other considerations. A variety of clamping mechanisms are available for you to choose from. However, while those are by far the most common, you can also find ones that magnetically attach to your microphone's shockmount or that mount directly onto the microphone itself.

We also have a number of bundle options that include a fantastic pop filter as well as other related items you will need, such as microphone stands, cables, sound isolation dampeners, and even microphones and pre-amps, in one convenient package.

When in doubt about which pop filter to use, don't be afraid to pick up the phone and speak with one of our representatives. We would be delighted to speak with you about the frequency dampening characteristics as well as the various mounting options available to you. Our sales representatives are ready to walk you through the process until you have all of the information you need to choose the best pop filter for your needs.