Voice-Over Recording: How to Reduce Unwanted Mouth Noise

Today’s Voiceover Tip: Reducing mouth noise

Voice-over artists are often tasked with creating a performance that is both engaging and professional. But, it can be difficult to achieve this goal when unwanted mouth noise gets in the way of a great recording.

Mouth noise can come from a variety of sources such as saliva, breathing, and even eating. It’s important for voice-over artists to pay attention to their body’s signals and make sure it is getting the rest, fuel, and hydration that it needs for peak recording quality. This may mean implementing healthier habits such as decreasing caffeine intake or swapping out alcohol for sparkling water.

Hydrating Reduces Voiceover Mouth Noise

Fortunately, there are some simple tips that voice-over artists can use to reduce unwanted sounds from making their way into recordings. Here are some of the best ways to reduce mouth noise while recording:

  1. Position your microphone correctly – The microphone should be positioned about 6 inches away from the mouth and slightly above or below it. This will help minimize any popping or clicking noises that may occur due to saliva buildup in the mouth.
  2. Keep your mouth slightly open – Keeping your mouth slightly open while recording can help reduce or eliminate any unwanted clicks or pops caused by saliva buildup in the mouth.
  3. Use an audio editor – If you find yourself dealing with too much saliva noise during a recording session, you can use an audio editor like Adobe Audition or Pro Tools to manually remove them from your recordings. Simply select “output clicks only” and move the “frequency skew” slider until all unwanted noises have been removed from your audio file.
  4. Stay hydrated – Talking is dehydrating so it’s important for voice-over artists to stay hydrated throughout their recording sessions by sipping on water regularly. Staying hydrated will also help keep saliva levels low which will reduce any potential pops or clicks during recordings!

By following these simple tips, voice-over artists can ensure they are delivering their best performance yet without having to worry about any unwanted sounds ruining their recordings. With these lifestyle changes and techniques, you’ll be able to craft a professional sounding performance every time.