HAVE YOUR OWN – Studio hygiene in the time of “the second wave” and afterwards

The Håkan Popscreen for protection against virus transmission in the studio area.

In times of a possible "second wave" of Covid-19, Corona restrictions will accompany us for some more time.

But the perfect sound with a face mask, one popkiller for everybody or a plastic bag on the microphone? That definitely doesn´t work! We have a solution for your Hygiene in the studio and remains the top priority. Even studio microphones and popkillers that are used by several people on a daily routine can be contaminated.

A tip for protection against virus transmission in the studio area is the Håkan Popkiller, specially developed by MTG’s Swedish partner Håkan Lindberg (mikrofonen.se). 

Unlike other pop filters, the Håkan P110 Popkiller can effectively prevent plosives (pops/cracking noises) and, at the same time, eliminate the audible coloration that other popfilters often display. It is extremely effective at eliminating pops without compromising the frequency response and character of the microphone.

The carefully selected, special foam is "hydrophobic". This means that the moisture in the breath is not absorbed by the foam and therefore does not remain on the filter which optimally minimizes pops and discoloration.

At the same time the hydrophobic Popkiller has special hygienic properties.

The foam cushion of the Håkan Popkiller is very easy to clean by hand with warm water (max. 70°C) and a mild liquid household detergent. If shaken briefly, the pad will dry very quickly.

Customer experience with use in pandemic times, e.g. in the studios of Swiss Radio and Television, shows that more intensive cleaning in the dishwasher or washing machine (e.g. corona washing at 60° delicates and the smallest spin cycle, later, after Corona, 40° delicates) is also possible.

Thus the pad always remains hygienic and clean.

Another important advantage of the Popkiller – each person has his or her own individual replacement pad, which is inexpensive and easily available.

When a microphone is used by several people, each person can use their own foam pad, so there is no risk of transmitting viruses or germs to others via the pad.

So the Håkan Pop Killer meets the highest acoustic and hygienic requirements.


Über die Microtech Gefell GmbH

Acoustic measurement technology since 1928

The Microtech Gefell GmbH is manufacturer of high quality, handmade measurement and studio microphones founded 1928 by Georg Neumann.

Besides the company offers calibration and services for all manufactured products.

The Measurement technology includes 1", ½" and ¼" measurement capsules, measurement preamplifiers for different connection techniques (Conventional Lemo, ICP®, Phantom P 48 XLR, Digital USB AES 42 XLR), outdoor and environmental microphones, microphone arrays, sound intensity probes, power supplies, calibration devices as well as turnkey solutions (e.g. special test benches for car acoustics).

Firmenkontakt und Herausgeber der Meldung:

Microtech Gefell GmbH
07926 Gefell
Telefon: +49 (36649) 8820
Telefax: +49 (36649) 88211

Dipl.-Ing. Udo Wagner
Sales Director
Telefon: +49 (0) 36649 882-20
Fax: +49 (0) 36649 882-11
E-Mail: u.wagner@microtechgefell.de
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