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Rejected for Mouth Noise

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  • Sebastian Torres #4601531158

    Hi Brooke,

    Sometimes certain mics can highlight this problem more than others. In this case, you could try dynamic mics (like a Shure Sm7 or Electrovoice RE-20) which capture less mouth noises and clicks. 

    If another mic is not an option then editing is the only solution (it's a bit tedious!). Try reducing the volume of the clicks instead of deleting them entirely as this will make the audio sound more natural.

    As for the plosives, it should help if you filter out anything below 90hz with an EQ. 


    Hope that helps,


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  • Juan Santiago Mendoza #1067143947

    Hi, Brooke!

    I agree with Seb. Also, you may try recording a bit farther from the mic. Then compensate the decrease in pressure with the preamp's gain and/or vocal projection. That could help you get rid of some mouth noises.


    Let us know how it goes!



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  • Angela Serrano #830202147

    Hi Brooke!

    On top of what Juan and Seb said (with which I super agree), you can also try paying attention at the movement of your mouth on the areas where the mouth noises are present. There are some words and some manners we have when recording that can create or accentuate several mouth noises. Try reading the script again being more conscious of where the noises are located and how you're pronouncing or putting your lips when saying those. 

    There's also a cool article here with recommendations on how to reduce mouth noises. Give it a ready here:

    Let us know how it goes and if you try anything from here :)

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