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Tommy Ng

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Hi

Is microphone pop shield required for recording saxophone?

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tommy
 

Young Col

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Tommy
Indeed, can't see any need normally. Pop shields are mostly used to stop the pop sound caused by close miked vocalists when singing plosives - sounds like P and B. The shield breaks up the low frequency wave front but lets higher frequencies pass unimpeded. Might be a need if you were playing a close miked bari or bass and using a sharp tongued attack or if you used slap tonguing (eg as Stump Evans or Coleman Hawkins in the 1920s) but surely no-one does these days.
YC
 

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