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Deirdre
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2005 10:20 am    Post subject: Unpleasant Mouth Music Reply with quote

I occasionally get a clicking sound under my tongue when I'm reading. It is annoying as hell. (One of the anchors on NPR has it, too.) It's a fairly new phenomenon, and I notice that my lower teeth have shifted, so I think it's a real "structure" thing.



I am being driven mad since it is completely random and can ruin an otherwise excellent read. I don't even know who to ask about a problem like this. Speech pathologist, maybe?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2005 12:06 pm    Post subject: Pops, clicks, and wows Reply with quote

I have been getting the same thing off and on. Mouth music although not fun for VO folks and is not a new phenomonen.



Try chewing gum when your not working. Also, keep speaking properly... really overdue the enunciation when not on the mic to allow your tounge to get over words properly when you are recording.



I notice it occurs more when my mouth has been dry and parched prior to trying to record.



Confused Last week I got my tang tungled in my eye teeth and couldn't see a word I was saying... :oops:



Good luck.



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2005 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have found that apple juice or apple cider helps. Maybe it keeps things from sticking and releasing with a click - or sumthin'. I dunno, never analyzed it, but it seems to help. :wink:
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2005 5:58 pm    Post subject: Simple enough Reply with quote

Clearly, your dentures are loose. :lol:



I was bothering my self with that oral clicking today, four hours on a nine page instructional video on how to sit in a bus seat for heaven sakes!



Don't ask...it wasn't the reader!



Anyway, water is the answer and mic positioning and polygrip...KIDDING!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2005 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it gets bad you can tell, your clients that there'll be no charge for the "Royalty Free Background Music". I had all my teeth removed and replaced with Chicklets.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2005 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've also found some Ora-jel mouth moisturizing goo in a tube that I can use from time to time.



It honestly doesn't seem like dry mouth to me, though. If anything, it's the opposite, so I keep a lemon water concoction handy. Wet, but astringent.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2005 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found that a tube mic minimized or eliminated the effect.



I have a RODE NT-1000 -- great mic for drums, instruments and even some vocalist. But, it was too good as it picked up every click. The RODE NTK (tube mic) minimized that distraction.



Also, be aware of your monitors, too. I'm running Audiophile BX5's in the studio and Latec consumer speakers my computer sound card. Well, I can hear more snap, crackle and pop using those BX5 speakers than consummer grade speakers. Like, when I convert to MP3 and playback through the computer's sound card, much of the mouth music isn't there.



Eat Fuji apples. That helps, too.



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2005 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the apple idea.



Tea is good, too.
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