Industry-standard Studiofoam surrounded by a rigid plastic backing that controls off-axis reflections that can prove detrimental to your vocal recordings.
The Auralex MudGuard is a microphone isolation shield that controls off-axis reflections that can prove detrimental to your vocal recordings. Utilizing industry-standard Studiofoam surrounded by a rigid plastic backing, the MudGuard is an affordable and effective addition to any studio and it comes with all of the hardware necessary to easily mount to any mic stand. The MudGuard is versatile enough to us in many recording situation including vocal, acoustic instrument, and drum tracking.
- Isolates your mic to eliminate unwanted reflections
- Cleaner mic signals mean more accurate mixes
- Easily mounts to most mic stands and clips
- Dimensions: 8.5"(w) x 14.75"(h) x 7.5"(d)
A clean mic signal helps make post-production easier because there is much less room ambience to work against, which in turn helps you mold your vocal tracks more accurately to you or your clients' specifications. If you don't have a dedicated vocal booth in your studio, the Auralex MudGuard is the next best thing.
Nearly every professional studio has dedicated booths for tracking vocal and instruments. While this is surely the most effective way to track, it is not always possible in home studios. The MudGuard can help you achieve professional-quality vocal recordings in your home studio by eliminating off-axis reflections that add unwanted ambiance to your tracks. The result is much more "dead" tracks which can help your final mix and masters sound like they came from a dedicated professional studio.
Designed for use, right out of the box, each MudGuard ships with everything necessary to mount it to nearly any microphone stand.
Mounting hardware bundled with the Mudguard Microphone Shield includes (1) male mic thread knob, (1) thread adapter, (1) star nut, (1) 3" extension tube, and (2) flat washers. The goal is to recess the microphone diaphragm as far into the MudGuard as possible and center it vertically for optimal isolation. Just follow the installation instructions, and you are only minutes away from more accurate vocal tracks.