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Tip #6: 5 ways to keep mouth noises under control

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  • John Campagna #1204605450
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    Hi Angela, 

    Really appreciate the tips here on mouth noises! I do have a glass of water with me while recording at all time, but I notice I still get the saliva being produced. Will try the green apple trick for sure!

    Thank you again for all you do!

    John

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  • Angela Serrano #830202147
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    Anytime, John!

    If you have other tips you try out, let us know! We'd love to read them and try them out ourselves.

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  • Renee Hille #1314681470
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    Thanks, Angela.  I have great challenges in regard to mouth noise.  When I try to edit/remove them, I got a response that my audio was poorly edited.  I'll try repositioning my mic.

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  • Angela Serrano #830202147
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    Anytime, Renee!

    Editing them all is not the best solution sometimes as you may be cutting some letters or even words when you do. Mouth noises are quite challenging to control for sure!

    When I record vocals, I always keep 1 or 2 green apples and a glass of water (at room temp) by my side. When I notice that my mouth is really stubborn, I take a 2 o 3 minute break, have a bite of the green apple and drink some water. Most of the time, it does the trick for the most complicated noises and I edit the ones that one impact the quality of my recording.

    You can also try recording off-axis! This usually helps a lot to reduce sibilance and some mouth noises.

    Hopefullty this helps! Let us know if you try this or other tricks out!

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  • Mitchell Fortier #368327285800
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    I have had terrible mouth click issues in the past. I fixed them though! (mostly). First, hydration is key, I try to drink at least 24 oz of water a day and usually drink more prior to and on work days.

    The real key for me was the green apple trick, however that was impractical (stocking apples and having pieces go bad too fast) so in lieu of green apples I take 3 or 4 oz of water and pour a cap of apple cider vinigar into it. I swish that around in my mouth and spit it out. it is a bit much to get used to but so worth it for me becuse it works wonders!! 

     

    Hope this helps someone.

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  • Joe Cullen Brown #3168004317
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    Hi Mitchell, great idea about the apple cider vinegar in the water!

    jb

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