Popper Stopper


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Pop stopper, popper blocker, pop block, pop stop. A variety of names is used to describe these filters, all of which are designed to reduce what Dr. Stanley R. Alten calls “plosive breath sounds” in his superb textbook, Audio in Media. Regardless of what they are called, a screen’s function is to prevent “p pops” from reaching a microphone. The force of our breath can cause a pop or thump to be produced by a mic when the letters “p” and “b” are spoken or sung.