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Auralex MudGuard Microphone Isolator   

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Improves the sound of vocal recordings by reducing unwanted acoustic reflections into your mic.

The Auralex MudGuard isolates your mic by eliminating external noise bleed and filtering out external overtones. This design is engineered for maximum effectiveness using Studiofoam to reduce excessive room ambience and off-axis sound.

FEATURES
  • Decreases external noise while filtering unwanted overtones
  • Reduce excessive room ambience and off-axis sound
  • Engineered with Auralex StudiofoamĀ® for maximum effectiveness
  • Mounts easily to most microphone stands

Get closer to studio quality vocal recordings anywhere!

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MudGuard Microphone Isolator

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AuralexMudGuard Microphone Isolator
 
4.5

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

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    (1)

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    (2)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves sound (13)
  • Functional (11)
  • Good quality (11)
  • Easy to use (10)

Cons

  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Home recording (3)
  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Read My Review, Then Listen To The Before And After!

A eye-opening professional motivational tool.
Listen up, whether your a singer, rapper or voice over artist like yours truly... You NEED to add this to your recording arsonal immediately. Alot of...Read complete review

A eye-opening professional motivational tool.
Listen up, whether your a singer, rapper or voice over artist like yours truly... You NEED to add this to your recording arsonal immediately. Alot of novice artist make the mistake of putting a price tag on the value of professional product that is to be competitive in the market-place. Don't! The coincidence that this particular piece of equipment is priced sugnificantly lower than the competitor's is a God-send. In my nearly three years of recording, I can whole-heartedly and emphatically say that using this reflection filter will inspire you to create; as well as alter your mindset with regard to your business practices. There is no substitute for quality. I repeat, NONE!
Priceless equipment that by the grace of God, does come with a price tag.

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Arrived broken

The product seems like it would have worked if it had arrived in one piece. Instead, as someone else I believe experienced, it arrived with the center piece of foam already come unglued....Read complete review

The product seems like it would have worked if it had arrived in one piece. Instead, as someone else I believe experienced, it arrived with the center piece of foam already come unglued. I elected not to exchange it for a new one since this kind of thing doesn't leave me with a lot of faith in the quality or durability of this product.

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(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Read My Review, Then Listen To The Before And After!

By Kris Lark

from Washington, DC.

Comments about Auralex MudGuard Microphone Isolator:

A eye-opening professional motivational tool.
Listen up, whether your a singer, rapper or voice over artist like yours truly... You NEED to add this to your recording arsonal immediately. Alot of novice artist make the mistake of putting a price tag on the value of professional product that is to be competitive in the market-place. Don't! The coincidence that this particular piece of equipment is priced sugnificantly lower than the competitor's is a God-send. In my nearly three years of recording, I can whole-heartedly and emphatically say that using this reflection filter will inspire you to create; as well as alter your mindset with regard to your business practices. There is no substitute for quality. I repeat, NONE!
Priceless equipment that by the grace of God, does come with a price tag.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AWESOME

By Shannon Owens

from Illinois

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Comments about Auralex MudGuard Microphone Isolator:

It's perfect. There is a clearly audible difference between what I do on the microphone and my voice in the rest of the room. It's a great & affordable addition to my home studio. And I could only find it here. Saved me an extra 200 bucks for a similar product, and it's ACTUAL Auralex. Can't beat it, wish I could have got one sooner. If you're thinking about it....BUY IT NOW

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Arrived broken

By JustSomeGuy

from Boston, MA

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Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about Auralex MudGuard Microphone Isolator:

      The product seems like it would have worked if it had arrived in one piece. Instead, as someone else I believe experienced, it arrived with the center piece of foam already come unglued. I elected not to exchange it for a new one since this kind of thing doesn't leave me with a lot of faith in the quality or durability of this product.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Mudguard Microphone Isolator

      By Jairo Mejia

      from LA, California

      Comments about Auralex MudGuard Microphone Isolator:

      I like the hard shell its made of
      Really nice looking isolator. Makes my mic look good and works enormously well I could tell the differences in my previous recordings to the ones I have done now with the isolater and wow its a big difference. I dont regret buying this product thanks alot

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great buy for home studio or traveling studio.

      By SHANE BRITAIN

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Auralex MudGuard Microphone Isolator:

      Great buy for any musician. It works just as described.
      I bought this item not expecting much more than to help absorb some of the reverb i was getting from my room but it far exceeded what i expected. The price is great and affordable for a range of musicians and the quality and product deliver results. Get it if your not sure.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      GREAT PRODUCT

      By Shannon

      from Quincy, Illinois

      About Me Professional Musician

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Auralex MudGuard Microphone Isolator:

          I've owned two of these. The first one arrived fine and worked great. The second arrived with the center foam popped off the backing. This is a GREAT product that helps your recording clarity ALOT so if this happened to you as well don't be put off. Simply go to the store and buy a spray can of "3M SUPER 77" Spray a generous amount on the backing, put the foam in place, and stack some books on top of the foam. In 10 minutes It'll be good as new. I think the original glue issue is probably from the SUPER cold winter we've had this year,

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Good Product that does what it claims!

          By chapjet

          from Calera, AL

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Recording
            • Practicing

            Comments about Auralex MudGuard Microphone Isolator:

            This is a well-made sound shield from a trusted name (Auralex) that effectively isolates the microphone from surrounding noises and allows a much clearer, focused recording. MF had it at a great price with free shipping and it got here in 2 days. Can't beat it!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A must have for home recording!

            By drummermark701

            from Bismarck, ND

            About Me Professional Musician

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Clean Sound
            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Recording

              Comments about Auralex MudGuard Microphone Isolator:

              Great for home recording! A must have unless you have a dead room for vocals. Using this was like night and day compared to previous recordings. I was skeptical to purchase this because there weren't a lot of reviews, but I am so glad I got it! Produced great results with vocals as well as violin. Highly recommend!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Recording quality improved

              By GrungeFreak

              from Thornville, Ohio

              About Me Novice

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • A Difference Maker
              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup

                Comments about Auralex MudGuard Microphone Isolator:

                I use my practice room for recording, but couldn't convert to a studio the way it should be. Instead, after reading reviews of this product and another, I decided to give this a try and it has paid dividends in improving the quality of recording my voice and acoustic guitar.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Amazing! Worth every penny!

                By Lake Breeze Audio Recording

                from Minnesota

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Pros

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio
                  • Pro Studio

                  Comments about Auralex MudGuard Microphone Isolator:

                  Acoustic treatment is one of the first stepts to great sound. While this is a mudguard this one piece of gear you need if your serious on amazing sound. High quality not sure what the other review said about things coming apart but mine is well made and had no issues out of the box. Looks and feels well made THIS WILL IMPROVE YOUR SOUND GREATLY. For the price nothing beats it while other acoustic wall treatment is also recommended. This is great for home studios and areas with limited treament highly recommended!

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  "Gasp"

                  By Tee

                  from Bloonington IL

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Good Quality
                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Auralex MudGuard Microphone Isolator:

                      "Gasp" This came in like a day! 1st time shopping here and this is what they do? Yes im going to shop here always. Great product!:-)

                       
                      2.0

                      Buy A Different Brand

                      By Reviewer

                      from Boston MA

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • Improves Sound

                      Cons

                      • Poor Quality

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Auralex MudGuard Microphone Isolator:

                        Works well but very poor quality/design for the price. Buy a different brand even if it is a little more money. First one came with glue all over the back. No problem-easy exchange, just had to wait for the replacement to come. Next one came and within a few weeks the foam at the bottom came loose from the back (unglued). I had to buy some spray glue and try and re-stick it. Will have to wait and see if that does the trick. A real pain, messy, and should not have to deal with breaking down my vocal setup and re-glueing something that cost what this does. Pros: it came with a variety of hardware for different type set-ups. Hardware and rest of item is on par with the price and pretty decent. Also, good instructions for easy setup. But coming unglued pretty much kills the purchase/function. Wish I had of paid more for something better though.

                         
                        5.0

                        Quality isolation solution

                        By BlgDaddy

                        from ATL

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                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality
                        • Improves Sound
                        • Quick attachment

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Recording
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Auralex MudGuard Microphone Isolator:

                          Makes a huge difference in reducing bounce and really focusing the source. Won't make a cheap mic sound great, but will help max out the potential of your set-up.

                           
                          3.0

                          Split Decision

                          By B

                          from Pa

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                          Pros

                          • Functional
                          • Improves Sound

                          Cons

                          • Poor Quality

                          Best Uses

                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Auralex MudGuard Microphone Isolator:

                          Works well for nice vocal tracks. Definitely a tool worth having. Although the quality is poor. Foam is not adhered well and it sits crooked on the stand. The whole thing is rather flimsy. I understand the need for light weight; not to tip a mic stand. All in all it is nice but not worth the price.

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Good concept......but.....

                          By Billy K.

                          from Seattle, WA

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                          Pros

                          • Functional
                          • Good Quality
                          • Improves Sound

                          Cons

                          • Compatibility

                          Best Uses

                          • Studio

                          Comments about Auralex MudGuard Microphone Isolator:

                          The quality of this is good, and so were the intentions in making this. The problem is with the "other part of the equation".

                          What the real issue is are the mike stands themselves. Just not enough threaded end on the stands. You really need to get these tight, in order to hold the weight of the mike and device.

                          And between the bracket and the large black washer(which you will need)there is a lot of bulk. Plus you have the issue of weight, and balancing it.
                          Especially with the heavier studio mikes.

                          Some mike stands have a round threaded washer....you need to either tighten it, or remove it, before putting on the "star" washer.....otherwise not enough "grab" on the threads by that chrome nut they supply.

                          It's not the fault of the manufacturer of this, again, it's the mike stand.

                          The functionality(if you can get it set up)----it doesn't replace a soundproof booth.......but it certainly cuts down outside noise, as well as echo.

                          It works great.....but there is that caveat of not being able to get it to stay on the mike stand without spending too much time playing with the bracket. Should be easier....

                          (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Work great and as advertised

                          By Don't have

                          from Iowa

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Good Quality
                          • Improves Sound

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Auralex MudGuard Microphone Isolator:

                              A satisfied customer

                               
                              5.0

                              Nice Unit

                              By Kingrope

                              from Natchez, MS

                              About Me Professional Musician

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about Auralex MudGuard Microphone Isolator:

                              Nice Product for the price. Was able to adapt on my boom.

                               
                              5.0

                              I would buy this product again and again

                              By 54321 opening

                              from Dallas

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Functional
                              • Good Quality
                              • Improves Sound

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Auralex MudGuard Microphone Isolator:

                                  Things isolator works magic with my MXL 4000. It gets your recording sounding like a well isolated studio!!

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great Product!!!

                                  By Gaston

                                  from Stamford, CT

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                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Functional
                                  • Good Quality
                                  • Improves Sound

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Auralex MudGuard Microphone Isolator:

                                      I was still skeptical about this product after reading all the great reviews so I decided to actually give it a try because I Really had nothing much to lose. From the day this product shipped I've been using it non stop. The sound quality increased and you can really hear the difference this product is phenominal! Make the right choice like i did and improve your music sound too!

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      notable difference maker

                                      By Vinnie "the" Rule

                                      from Grass Valley, Ca.

                                      About Me Professional Musician

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                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Functional
                                      • Good Quality
                                      • Improves Sound

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Auralex MudGuard Microphone Isolator:

                                          easy to install, makes a notable difference in untreated rooms.

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