Question: What is the proper technique for using a handheld microphone?
Answer: Audio-Technica offers a wide variety of wired and wireless handheld microphones to fit your specific needs. Used close-up as intended, the best handheld microphones provide the depth and clarity of studio-quality response, with low sensitivity to handling noise.
To use a vocal or handheld microphone, sing or speak across, rather than directly into the microphone to reduce, if not eliminate, popping caused by sudden breath blasts. While the microphone should be positioned in front and slightly to one side of the mouth, the user must stay within the acceptance angle of the microphone to avoid unwanted changes in volume. Note that some of the best microphones may be the most susceptible to breath popping because of their flatter, more extended low-frequency response. Use of proper technique, and perhaps an accessory windscreen, will solve most popping problems.
If you need further assistance with using your handheld microphone, please contact our Audio Solutions Department.