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Words to sing for testing microphones #3028390 02/10/20 08:50 PM
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http://forums.musicplayer.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/3027793/mics-you-i-own-whats-good#Post3027793

I am preparing to test my mics by singing and seeing what results I get. We've all experienced plosives and sibilence. There are ways to alleviate these, most common is to back away from the mic.
My recording space is subject to uncontrollable external noise so being closer does provide a better signal to noise ratio.
I plan to sing these in at least a couple of octaves. This is something I can post freely online and not worry about copyright or giving away my original songs. My intent is to condense.
I've chosen the following words as part of "worst case scenario". I'd love suggestions to add other words that could cause problems. Thanks!!!!

Xylophone, Ecstatic, Popcorn, Turtle


There is never enough time to be in a hurry...
Re: Words to sing for testing microphones [Re: KuruPrionz] #3028552 02/11/20 09:47 PM
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"Peter Piper Picked A Peck Of Pickled Plosives."
"The Sixth Sick Sheik's Sixth Sheep's Sick With Sibilance."

They not only test your mic but they're good practice for vocal agility.

grin


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Re: Words to sing for testing microphones [Re: KuruPrionz] #3028612 02/12/20 01:41 PM
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I sing (to the tune of "Take Me Out To The Ball Game")

Banquets, parties and balls, boys,
Parties, banquets and balls.

President Roosevelt said once before
"The only sure way we can keep out of war" is with

Banquets, parties and balls, boys,
Parties, banquets and balls.

Parties and banquets and banquets and parties and
Balls, balls, balls


Gets 'em every time. They never ask me to check a mic again.

From an LP "Sing Along Bawdy Songs" by Oscar Brand

Re: Words to sing for testing microphones [Re: Mike Rivers] #3028649 02/12/20 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Mike Rivers
They never ask me to check a mic again.

I wonder why not?


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