A normal, healthy sound being received by a microphone is like a gentle wave. It goes in and out, lapping at the shoreline. A plosive, on the other hand, is received like a tsunami. The power overwhelms the signal and produces an awful, mid-range thud right in the middle of your audio. It’s the type of problem that cannot be ignored, so it’s important to understand how to prevent and fix plosives in the recording process.