Whenever I set up my equipment for a workshop or for my classes, invariably some new attendee will ask, “Is that actually a sock over the microphone?”
Yes it is. Wanna know my crazy reason why?
I’m almost fanatic about saving you money on your VO career, and one of the places I can save you 98% of your money is on your microphone’s pop filter.
There is a manufacturer’s suggested pop filter for just about every mic on the market, including our beloved AT-2020 USB Plus.
But they are expensive, fragile and bulky to travel with, and because of their sheer size and thickness, they can impede your ability to get really close to the mic for soft and intimate beauty reads.
Enter the athletic sock.
Medium thickness, and crew length, the weave of your standard 12-24 month infant sock not only will wick sweat away from your baby’s feet, but is acoustically clear, and effective as a pop filter when snugly draped over your microphone.
Don’t get one that’s too thin, and don’t get the kind with highly reinforced toes and heels.
Just a nice, crew-length sock.
And I found the perfect one, and you can have it delivered to your door. I’ll be the one sending it.
Here’s the link:
Hope this helps.