Testing 1, 2. Testing, 1, 2, 3. Testing 1, 2. Testing 1, 2, 3.
Can everyone hear me?
If the above comprises your typical sound testing exercises, you need a microphone test phrases makeover. It’s not that the exercise is wrong. It’s more that it isn’t the most effective at determining the quality of your microphone’s sound. The problem with repeatedly voicing “Testing 1,2. Testing, 1, 2, 3.” into your handheld or lavaliere microphone is that you’re not adequately checking the sound of the pronunciation of core syllables in common words. In the early 1940s, Harvard scientists developed the Harvard sentences.
1. The small pup gnawed a hole in the sock.
2. The fish twisted and turned on the bent hook.3. Press the pants and sew a button on the vest.
4. The swan dive was far short of perfect.
5. The beauty of the view stunned the young boy.
6. Two blue fish swam in the tank.7. Her purse was full of useless trash.
8. The colt reared and threw the tall rider.
9. It snowed, rained, and hailed the same morning.10. Read verse out loud for pleasure.
Speak all 10 of these lines into your microphone and ensure that each syllable sounds as it should. Always remember to test the