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What is a DIY microphone pop filter?

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A pop filter blocks vocal pops in a microphone. To create a homemade or DIY version, gather a 6-inch plastic embroidery hoop and a pair of pantyhose. When combined properly, these materials create a screen that works with the same effectiveness as a store-bought pop filter.

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What is a DIY microphone pop filter?
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Separate the embroidery hoop into two pieces, and then cut the pantyhose at thigh level to separate the pantyhose into two pieces. Cut a line from the thigh of the pantyhose down to the toe in one leg, and then cut straight across the toe to create a rectangle.

Split the embroidery hoop into two pieces, and stretch the pantyhose over one part of the hoop as tightly as possible. Place the remaining section of the embroidery hoop on top of the pantyhose to hold securely. Cut away the excess pantyhose around the embroidery hoop to complete the pop filter.

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