Pop Blockin' Your Plosives

Marcus dePaula

Plop, block, and... plosive? We're talking Plosives and Pronouncing those's P's with power and how they come through your microphone. Luckily for you, us experts are here to tell you exactly what you need to help reduce that with the right equipment and techniques. We're also talking tags and # and how to properly tag your episode when publishing for the most exposure possible.

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Highlights with time stamps:

0:00 Intro

0:22 Marcus talks about how he did an A/B Test on cables with the solid core silver wire and the regular copper ones and which one sounded better 

4:09 Molly, Marcus and Adam talks about why you should be keen on which cables you’re spending your money on as a podcaster

9:26 Marcus talks a about Up Next, which is a better way to buy podcast ads by Bryan Barletta and also talks about ad technology for podcasting

16:54 Marcus talks about plosives, what solutions there are for people with a lot of plosives when they talk and the advice he’d give on what windscreens to use on microphones 

21:24 Adam also shares his thoughts on the windscreen on the microphone and how it should be 

25:39 Marcus also talks about why people should train themselves to talk with no plosives or have a popper blockers on their microphones and how to install them  

30:47 Marcus talks about TechZone microphone that he has and practically talks into it to test the plosives and if he’d recommend it to people 

36:05 Molly, Adam and Marcus talk about the cyber attacks that has been happening and the things that the world has been going through 

39:30 Molly, Adam and Marcus talk about their marketing tactics that they are about to employ in their podcast so as to get more listeners 

49:00 Marcus and Molly talk about the importance of using tags when you are promoting your podcast on social media and the importance of proofreading your work before submitting 

Equipment Mentioned: 

Marcus's Microphone : http://heartcast.biz/3gLTjyG

Molly's Set Up : http://heartcast.biz/38tHHO0

Samson Q2U: https://heartcast.biz/3yeHCZp 

SHURE MV7-S: https://heartcast.biz/2QUbskL 

Shure SM7B Microphone: https://heartcast.biz/3gLTjyG 

Shure PS-6 Popper Stopper: https://heartcast.biz/3w98J6m 

TechZone Audio products, Stellar x2: https://heartcast.biz/3hrCvze 

Neumann U 87: https://heartcast.biz/3hrk2mi 

Shure KSM 37: https://heartcast.biz/3v2P1cF 

Shows Mentioned:

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. is a Japanese manufacturer of motorcycles, marine products such as boats and outboard motors, and other motorized products. 

Founded by sound engineer John McBride and his wife country artist Martina McBride in 2002, Blackbird has become Nashville’s preeminent sound studio. 

Podfest Expo is a community of people who are interested in and passionate about sharing their voice and message with the world through the powerful mediums of audio and video.

www.upnext.supercast.tech/ Up Next: We’ve taken the standard up front format for advertising sales and adapted it to showcase the best aspects of podcasting, uniquely designing and developing something that better fit the podcast audience. 


Safari is a graphical web browser developed by Apple, based on the Web Kit engine. 

Edison Research conducts market research and exit polling, providing strategic information for businesses and media organizations worldwide. 

FRQNCY Media is a first-of-its-kind podcast and audio innovation company founded by entrepreneur and podcaster Michelle Khouri.

Breakin' is a 1984 American break dancing-themed musical film directed by Joel Silberg and written by Charles Parker and Allen DeBevoise based on a story by Parker, DeBevoise and Gerald Scaife. 

Quotes Mentioned: 

“Silver conduct sound better than copper.”

“If you can't hear it, then don't drop money on it.” 

“Cables matter.”

“Don’t spend your whole budget just on cables.”  

“Everything in excess can cause cancer.”

“Everything can cause cancer in some way or another.”

“The pop only matters if you're going to get so close that it matters.”

“Don't pop the microphone.”

“The plosives are not caused by the gain; they're caused by the proximity of your breath to the microphone.”

“You don't want to eat in a condenser microphone that overloads the capsule.”

“Does a podcast exist if it has no listeners?”

“Always use the tags.”

Recorded on Riverside.

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