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Re: No sound from my microphone (KMS 105)
Author: John Willett
Date: 01/12/2013
Low notes normally increase when singing closer. This happens with all directional microphones and is called "proximity effect".

The best singing distance is the one that gives you the vocal sound you want - a good singer, once he/she discovers the best singing distance for them, will learn to keep the microphone at that exact distance.

Regarding the pop filter - I assume you are using the mic. on a stand for recording if you ask this question.

The Neumann pop filters are very transparent and I have heard comments that these are better than the cheap ones around. The other good one is the Hakan Pop Killer which uses a wire frame and open cell foam.

But the best way is to not use a popperstopper at all.

Use any old microphone to "sing into" in front of you - position the KMS 105 slightly to one side with the mic. pointing at the mouth at the distance you prefer. The plosives will then go across the mic., as you will be looking at the other mic., and will not cause any popping on the KMS 105 but will still give you the sound you desire.

I hope this helps.

John Willett
Circle Sound Services  
 
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