Nearly every photograph I’ve seen of a voice over talent at the mic during a studio session has been accompanied by a pop filter.
Recently, I heard someone say that a pop filter was not necessary if you could position yourself in such a way to speak across and or over the microphone and not directly into it.
What do you think? Share your thoughts in response to today’s VOX Daily.
Pop filters are very handy. They help to minimize plosives like Ps and Bs and can cut down on sibilance (the hissing noise that can come from overly apparent S sounds). Using a pop filter cuts out issues on both the high end and the low end making for easier editing of the recording.
In my opinion, the pop filter is a beautiful thing and does have its place. Pop filters are used by voice talent and singers alike to help achieve the best possible performance.
At a workshop I attended recently, it was advised that voice talent speak across the microphone or over it as opposed to speaking on axis with closer proximity to the microphone using a pop filter.
What Do You Think About Pop Filters?
Do you feel that pop filters are necessary, or, are you accustomed to a different technique that for you works just as well?
Looking forward to hearing from you,