Facebook social media iconTwitter social media iconYouTube social media iconSubmit to Reddit

Microphone accessories

Microphone clips, suspensions, windshields and pop shields.


First in the catalogue of microphone accessories is the mic support.

These can range from table stands, short floor stands, normal boom stands, tall stands up to 4 meters for orchestral recording, fishpoles as used by video and film sound recordists, and long booms with cable operated mic positioning used in television studios.

Attaching the mic to the stand is a mount that can range from a basic plastic clip, to an elastic suspension or cradle that will isolate the microphone from floor noise.

The other major accessory is the windshield or pop-shield.

FREE EBOOK - Equipping Your Home Recording Studio

Equipping Your Home Recording Studio

A windshield may be made out of foam and slipped over the mic capsule, or it may look like a miniature airship covered with wind-energy dissipating material. This type of windshield is often known as a 'Rycote', for one of the major manufacturers.

For blizzard conditions windshield covers are available that look as though they are made out of yeti fur.

The pop-shield, on the other hand, is a fine mesh material stretched over a metal or plastic hoop, used to filter out the blast of air cause by a voice artist's or singer's 'P' and 'B' sounds.

By David Mellor Monday April 7, 2003

How to Avoid These 4 Huge Mistakes In Audio

Are you making these 4 simple mistakes again and again in your home recording studio? They are easy to identify and avoid, so you don't have to. Learn more...

Free Ebook - Equipping Your Home Recording Studio

Set up your home recording studio in the very best way possible. Learn how to select equipment and solftware all the way through from microphones to monitors. Learn more...

Welcome to Professional Audio

Come on the Audio Masterclass FREE COURSE TOUR. A short series of tutorials to welcome you to the challenging world of professional audio. Learn more...