Stedmen wind screen (1 of 3)

In the past I’ve used cheap nylon goose neck pop filters and I really haven’t had anything to complain about. In general I bought these filters, placed them in front of a good microphone and thats pretty much it. I know they prevent breath from hitting a mic’s diaphragm and they’re a good way to keep a singer from getting to close to the mic, but I never actually spent any time looking any further into other filters. Dave sent me an e-mail recommending I check out Stedman PS101 metal mesh Pop filters so I figured I’d give it a try. Here is the rather impressive test.

An open flame seemed like the best way to test Stedman metal mesh Pop filter’s resistance to blasts of air. I gave it a try against one of my cheap nylon goose neck pop filters. The Stedman really seems to do a very good job of deflecting incoming air and by “good job” I mean that I wouldn’t believe it if I hadn’t seen it. After all the filter looks less substantial than a window screen.

Stedmen wind screen (2 of 3)

When you look at the Stedman filter head on, it doesn’t look like it would really stop anything. The metal mesh has what seems to be wide open holes across the surface and little else. The test, however, was extremely convincing. The Stedman filter has really impressed me.

Stedmen wind screen (3 of 3)

As I move forward with the podcast, the Stedman filter will definitely be something I use exclusively on the Rode Procaster. I listened to the audio from the last show (recorded with the stedman & procaster) and I’ve been really enjoying the way the Procaster handles my voice.

By the way, the DSLR FILM NOOB podcast finally made it up on itunes so if you haven’t already, check it out, you can also find it on Soundcloud, or under the podcast tab above.

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