WindTech PopGard 2000 Reviews4.3/5.0 based on 9 customer reviews
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from Los Angeles
October 17, 2012Music Background:
Voice-Over Pro & 30-Year Network Broadcast Veteran
Perfection!Brilliant filter that works as promised, blocking plosives without blocking highs - or my view of the voiceover script! Clean and transparent, a voice actor's delight in every way! Sweetwater sales & service are exemplary.
from Portland, ME
May 18, 2012Music Background:
Voice Over Artist, Radio DJ
No more big screens!I was anxiously anticipating this baby as its small, compact and wont fall off my boom arm. It came today. Easily fit over my mic in the shock mount and sounds GREAT! Not muffled like a smaller mic 'poof' as I worried it could be. Put away the old windscreen and get this...a MUST!!
from Easton, PA, USA
January 10, 2012Music Background:
Voice Over Professional
Small, light and effectiveI've never liked the more traditional pop filters. The clamp and gooseneck were usually too heavy and the screen too big. As a professional voice-over, I read my copy from the monitor in front of me, and my pop filter was always in the way... until the PopGard 2000 came along.
It's super light and it does not block my vision. It does block my plosives while it protects the microphone from 'mouth moisture'. Try it out and I think you'll never go back to your old popper-stopper!
November 6, 2011Music Background:
Serious amateur rocker; sound engineer; video producton.
These are greatThese are just about perfect. I've used other pop guards before - you know, the ones which the goose necks that are not quite long enough / too stiff so the guard is not positioned exactly where you want it, etc.?
Well, these clip onto my side address mics (TF M16II, AK47, AT 4050, Rode NT2) perfectlyl They stay put when the talent moves the mic around, are acoustically transparent, but block "pops", keep lips from getting just too close to the mic, etc.
from DIVIDE, COLORADO
September 11, 2012Music Background:
PRODUCER/ENGINEER MASTERING ENGEER
WORTH EVERY PENNYTHIS IS MY 50TH YR IN THIS BIZZ .FORMERLY A MASTERING ENGINEER FOR COLUMBIA / EPIC RECORDS . I TESTED THE POPGARD 2000 ON ONE OF MY U 47 NEUMANN MICS AT MY MOUNTAIN STUDIO . THE MIC RECENTLY TUNED UP IN GERMANY LAST YR AND MATCHED INTO A 476B NEUMANN MIC PRE. THE TALENT MOVED THE FILTER ACROSS THE MIC TILL IT WAS CLEAR OF THE MIC AND THEN BACK TO THE MIC ,THEN FINALALLY MOUNTED ON THE MIC . I DIDNT HEAR ANY LOSS OF HIGHS . THE TEST WAS MONITORED THREW 3 SETS OF MONITORS ,UREI 839 ,JBL 4312 AND TANNOY REDS.IM GLAD THAT THESE ARE ON THE MARKET AGAIN [CIRCA 1960'S] .ILL CERTAINLY WILL BUY A FEW MORE .
from Boston, MA
November 9, 2011Music Background:
Producer, Engineer, Composer
Cool productNice pop filter idea...I like how you don't use goosneck mount. Probably pick up some for my good mikes...T-Funk's, etc.
from Tampa FL
March 18, 2013Music Background:
Producer, Audio Engineer, Musician
where have you been all of my life?!Why did it take 20 years of recording before I found one of these? unlike most goosenecks and big screens, this is ridiculously light, which is a big plus if you already have a lot of weight on your boom stand. It is very low profile, so its never impeding the singers view of their lyrics or other people in the studio. The fact that it wraps around the sides is nice for when you have multiple people singing up close into the mic or simply have a hyperactive singer who is getting a little too into things...
I like the wire mesh interior screen - not only does it help reduce plosives but I feel like these types of screens have the ability to slightly reduces sibilance as well (very slightly, but every little bit helps).
The screen stops a surprising amount of air, yet doesn't seem to color the sound.
All in all it looks cheap, feels cheap, is cheap... but I love it and its very effective and affordable both.
from LasVegas, NV
December 18, 2011Music Background:
Sound reinforcement and recording semi-pro.
All rightNore messing around with these anoying goose necks, this finally make sesnse. Works well too.
from Fresno, CA
February 29, 2012Music Background:
Doesn't work for meI read the reviews, everything looked really positive and everyone was pretty much in agreement. So I purchased one, but was very disappointed at how "muddy" it made my voice sound. I do voice over work and have a medium register voice. I was using this on a ribbon microphone which sounds fabulous with the traditional stocking style filter. There's just something about the Wintech metal-type mesh that takes away from the "highs"........at least on my voice. Sorry!