On Thursday 08 December 2005 16:37, studio-64 wrote:
This is an interesting comment. I find the same when I record speech onto, for
instance a cassette recorder. I have an accent coming from the Channel
Islands, but don't notice it when I speak. But playing back my recorded voice
is very evident. It may have something to do with the very positive feedback
you get to the brain when you speak or sing, whether your monitoring your
singing/speech with or without headphones. Whereas, when you listen to
yourself after making a recording, your brain is not receiving positive
feedback from your voice. Your brain through your ears is sort of hearing
these sounds for the first time, from another location, and also some delay
involved between the recording and the playback. Of course the other quite
strange behaviour is, when you are listening to music through the headphones
and speak to someone at the same time, you actually speak louder without
realising it, indicating again that the brain, by virtue of positive feedback
from your voice is controlling the level of your voice. A problem noticeable
with folks who have become hearing impaired, or totally deaf. There's
obviously a lot of stuff going on that you don't know about when you sing.
It's only when you listen to the recording that you become aware of it.
Think Karaoke, and you've had a few too many. What would that sound like the
next day. (That was just for fun). It's been great reading this thread.