People hear pops in my microphone. What's wrong?

Pops in your microphone are also known as "plosives" and occur most commonly when saying words with B and P sounds in them. 

BEACN Mic has three components designed to reduce plosives:

  1. Foam windscreen - the black foam surrounding the microphone disperses air flowing towards the capsule
  2. Metal mesh - the metal mesh provides physical protection for the sensitive capsule, but also further disperses the airflow
  3. Silk cover - the capsule itself has a silk cover that is the last line of defense against high airflow creating plosives

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Here are some other tips that can further reduce plosives. If you're still getting plosives regularly, try the following:

  • Speak at a slight angle to the end of the microphone
    • Using the mic "dead-on" from the end moves the most air into the capsule
  • Move back an extra inch or two
    • Typically, you'll want to be 1-3 inches away from the end of the microphone during normal use, but moving away a touch more can help alleviate plosives
  • Experiment with your compression settings
    • Depending on how things are set, compression can reduce OR increase the perception of plosives. It's a bit subjective, so try out a few different amounts of compression
  • Use a pop filter
    • As a last resort, putting a silk pop filter about an inch from the front of BEACN Mic can further reduce plosives

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