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Taking Care of Your Mic in 5 Easy Steps

If you are an owner of a home studio, you know how important a microphone is. In order to improve the lifespan of your microphone and maintain its performance, take good care of it. Here are the things you need to do.
Keep water and moisture away from the mic. Of course, you don't need to be informed that you shouldn't pour water into your mic because it's already a given. But there are other cases when moisture can still get through the microphone capsule. A common way to do this is to speak directly into the microphone or when blowing through brass and woodwind instruments. Something else to consider is to air dry your mic after use especially when performing in a closed venue with plenty of people. Our bodies radiate heat and can create moisture. When this moisture combines with smoke, it becomes a deadly combination for your microphone. Air dry your mic prior to storing them in a closed box.
Obtain a pop filter. Some microphones have wind screens that help in keeping sal…