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    Reading in my head effect...


    You know that sound in movies when someone is reading a letter or something inside their head - say while they are writing it...

    I have Audacity and am playing around with it but would appreciate any suggestions as to where to start.

    Amanda

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    Start with some nice, obvious reverb. If your signal is dry, that should about do it.

    DON'T PANIC!
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    Hi, I don't know if it helps but a few years ago I did an 'inside your head' piece for a theatre show. The idea was to have the sounds of a catterpillar eating your brain (!). I put 2 omni mics in the ears of a dummy head. I recorded crunching, chewing sounds and played them back from a single earphone that I moved around inside the dummy head. That was recorded with the dummy head mics. Came the moment in the show, the audience put on stereo headphones and the sound was inside their heads!

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    Yeah in films they generally use reverb.

    On radio dramas I've heard, what they tend to do is have the reader begin reading and then crossfade that with the writer reading, crossfading back at the end.

    Another thing they do in radio dramas is make use of the proximity effect. When the actors are talking to one another it all sounds normal, with the reverb of the room sweetening their voices etc. When they're thinking to themselves their voices get closer, dryer, more bassy. No reverb at all. I like that, sounds really good for internal monologues and when characters are reading certain things to themselves.

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