kri wrote:The only thing Harvey, is that you can save yourself a lot of work just by placing the microphone in the correct place. Then it doesn't matter how forcefully you blow outward, you won't get a plosive.
Hmmmm... Based on suggestions in the forums, I've fiddled with mic
placement. I use a headset mic, and I've tried different positions and
orientations. Even raised so it's mid-way between my mouth and my eye
-- and above my nostril, I still have problems with plosives if I'm
Sometime before I turned 20, I decided I wanted to speak clearly and
correctly, so I started enunciating every syllable. It became habit
long ago. So I never say anything like "wha-da-ya mean"; I say "what
do you mean" so you can clearly hear the "T", and there's a stop
before "do". In reading the Adventures of Pinocchio, I found that my
normal pronounciation of the frequently-used word "little" -- "lit - tle",
with both T's distinctly said -- sounded a bit artificial or odd, so I
modified it more to the usual where the T's are said more like D's.
But perhaps I digress.
It may be the case that my habit of distinct enunciation of every
syllable contributes to excessive plosives. And that's why mic
placement above my mouth, as recommended in the forums, doesn't fix
the problem for me. So, I have to be extra careful when recording to
gently pronounce words with consonants that contribute to plosives.