Pop filters do what their name suggests – they reduce or eliminate popping sounds.
In natural speech, certain letters tend to cause your mouth and breath to produce fast-moving air. These plosives typically come from the letters P, T, and K.
Try saying the word “podcast” or “pop filter” while holding your hand in front of your mouth – you’ll feel the air.
This air can easily overwhelm a microphone, causing distortion and clipping.
We definitely don’t want that.
So let’s take a look at some of the best pop filters to use when recording vocals…
My Favorite Pop Filter: