The best way to eliminate breathing noises from your microphone is by using a pop filter. I know that they can be expensive, but they are worth it in the long run. A cheap alternative is to use some kind of cloth over the mic that has some weight to it. This will help eliminate breathing noises and reduce plosives (p’s, b’s, etc.)
Pop filters are typically made out of foam or plastic and sit between your mouth and the microphone. They help reduce plosives because they allow air to escape without passing through the diaphragm of the microphone. If you don’t have one and want one, I recommend buying a Rycote Invision Pop Filter. They’re not really expensive and will last you for years!
If you don’t want to spend any money on a pop filter or don’t want to add another thing on top of your desk, another option is to use a piece of cloth over top of your desk or table so that when you say something like “uh-oh” or “mmm,” it won’t be picked up by the microphone. Make sure whatever you choose doesn’t have too much weight or else it may affect how well your voice sounds when recorded!
Last modified: November 27, 2022