What's up w/using an expensive LDC mic like that without a pop filter? I wouldn't do that with my sE mic, let alone a fricken' Neumann...
Last edited by jetwash69 at Mar 6, 2012,
Yeah, I'd guess a TLM103 also.

You only need a pop filter if... well... if you need a pop filter. If you don't pop your p's or spit your s'es, then having one is little more than a visual barrier.

I almost never record my own voice with a pop filter.

Could I get some more talent in the monitors, please?

I know it sounds crazy, but try to learn to inhale your voice. www.thebelcantotechnique.com

Chris is the king of relating music things to other objects in real life.
If you watch footage from a high speed camera with the right lighting you see that people tend to spew a lot of saliva when talking, and even more when singing.

It's not a big issue with dynamic mics; but Large Diaphram Condensors just get coated with saliva if you don't use a pop filter. The outside of the mic will still get some but it's not as likely to reach the capsule if you use the pop filter.

So really, attenuating splosives is just a side benefit of a pop filter, at least as far as I'm concerned.