I've had a condenser mic for about a Month. and I have to turn the gain up way high now to hear my voice?

I don't use a pop filter or a stand. And just leave my mic on the table.

am supposed to protect it. How can I protect my mic?

I have a stand but don't know how to connect it to the mic?
Sounds like you need a mic clip. To protect it put it in a box or bag of some kind. It may be wise to get a pop filter since saliva and such is corrosive to the filter on the mic.
Originally posted by arrrgg
When my grandpa comes over to visit, after his shower, he walks around naked to dry off
usually the wind screen will prevent saliva from getting in, not using a pop filter shouldn't damage it. But the mic should always be kept in its shock mount, which what you would connect to the stand.
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