Is it OK for pop filter to touch mic?
Position the pop filter close to, but not touching, the microphone. Angle the microphone and pop filter to the 10 o’clock or 2 o’clock position. This will further help to prevent plosive sounds. Depending on personal preference, 2” to 6” distance between the microphone and the shield will be adequate.
Is a mic pop filter necessary?
A pop filter is necessary when recording a voice directly in front of a microphone. It stops plosives (rushes of air due to ‘p’ and ‘b’ sounds) from reaching the mic. Pop filters are not necessary for live music use, or if the voice is to the side of the mic or a significant distance away from it.
Is the Audio Technica AT2020 discontinued?
This product has been discontinued. Please see the AT2020USB+ for a similar model.