Face masks are also pop filters!

A cool trick for those of us who record vocals, the now-ubiquitous face mask can also function as a pop filter.

I’ve never owned a “real” pop filter, so I don’t know how it compares to those, but it seems like the mask does a great job versus no mask at all.

The idea hit me when I was testing one of my masks with a lighter. If you can’t blow a flame out with your mask on, then you also won’t be sending a bunch of pops and air into a microphone either.


wow, that is a neat idea. i’m gonna give that a try.

I put a sock on my microphone that works too


I did that for years! Nowadays I just stand to the side of the mic but that sacrifices some tone and volume.

I couldn’t help but immediately think of this when I read that: