I started out this way, obsessively editing breaths, but after 16 chapters, I eased up a bit. This is nice validation for that!
It starts with difficult breathing brought on by nervousness and stress. It’s recorded as gasping for air or a huge sucking sound.
Common studio remedies include removal or the significant reduction of breath noises. This process can build to neurosis, where beginner to professional voice talent compulsively delete every obnoxious, normal and subtle breath recorded.
If this describes you, you may be suffering from Spiritus Aveho.
Spiritus – The Latin word for “Breath” and defined as: breath, breathing / life / spirit.
Aveho – The Latin word for “Remove” and defined as: to carry away / remove.
This OCD variant troubles many professional voice-talent and producers from beginner to expert.
Well, take a deep breath and relax. Help is available. With treatment and self-help strategies, you can break free…
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