The production division of my company hired a voice talent to do some voice over work for us. She sounded great on her demo but when we got the sound files we hired her to record, they sounded odd – kind of muffled.
The audio engineer called her up to troubleshoot. He went through his usual checklist: mic settings, software compatibility, microphone placement. It all checked out fine.
On a hunch he asked her to take a picture of her recording setup and send it to him. When he opened the photo he saw immediately what the problem was.
There was a white athletic sock covering her microphone.
“What the heck is that?” he asked.
“It’s my pop filter,” she replied.
A pop filter is a small metal or fabric screen that you position in front of the mic to prevent plosives like p’s, b’s and t’s from hitting the microphone and ruining your recordings.
Obviously you don’t want to cover your microphone with a sock.
Fortunately, the story has a happy ending. Once she ditched the sock, sock lady became one of our favorite voice talents.
In his week’s Inside Voice Over the topic is home recording and how you can perfect your skills and avoid inadvertently embarrassing yourself.
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