Thinking about pop filter distance

This is a recording of my blog from December 16, 2019

This morning I started to wonder what the space should be between the Stedman proscreen XL and a microphone. Some of the content I found online seemed to indicate that a 2 inch gap should be introduced between the microphone and the pop filter. I was using maybe half of that if not a little bit less to do the last few recordings. I’m going to do some tests with the screen out a little bit farther to see if it improves performance. The one thing I am sure about is that making this change will cause the volume level to be reduced on the master recording by a little bit. This examination of audio level is pretty easy to test out for yourself. Just say something move back a bit and say it again a few times. You can watch the audio level drop off as you get farther away from the microphone. If the audio level does not drop off, then you are using some type of processing in the background that is standardizing the input level.