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Auralex MudGuard Microphone Isolator   

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The MudGuard is a flexible and cost effective method to control unwanted acoustic reflections when recording vocal tracks in under treated rooms. The...Read More

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OVERVIEW

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

The MudGuard is a flexible and cost effective method to control unwanted acoustic reflections when recording vocal tracks in under treated rooms. 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
  • Mounts easily to most microphone stands and clips
  • Reduces unwanted acoustic reflections

Get closer to studio quality vocal recordings anywhere. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

MudGuard Microphone Isolator

  • Size: 18"W x 15"H x 7.5"D each
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AuralexMudGuard Microphone Isolator
 
4.6

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves sound (12)
  • Good quality (11)
  • Functional (10)
  • Easy to use (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home recording (3)
  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), 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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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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5.0

Quality isolation solution

By 

from Atl, GA

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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.

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    3.0

    Split Decision

    By 

    from Latrobe, Pa

    About Me Experienced

    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.

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    4.0

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

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    from Seattle

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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....

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    5.0

    GREAT PRODUCT

    By 

    from Quincy, Illinois

    About Me Professional Musician

    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,

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        (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Work great and as advertised

        By 

        from Iowa

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Auralex MudGuard Microphone Isolator:

            A satisfied customer

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            5.0

            Good Product that does what it claims!

            By 

            from Alabama

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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!

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              5.0

              Nice Unit

              By 

              from Natchez, MS

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                    Comments about Auralex MudGuard Microphone Isolator:

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

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                    5.0

                    I would buy this product again and again

                    By 

                    from Dallas

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                    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!!

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        A must have for home recording!

                        By 

                        from Bismarck, ND

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        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!

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                          5.0

                          Great Product!!!

                          By 

                          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!

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