The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #99435   Message #2660705
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
20-Jun-09 - 01:39 AM
Thread Name: finger-squeaks revisited
Subject: RE: finger-squeaks revisited
A few years ago I saw an article in the newspaper about software firms who produce instrument side-effects for rock bands. Example: a recording of a flute player making that soft, hishing sound when taking in a breath. This is added to a rock band's electronically-simulated flute sound to convince listeners that somebody is actually playing an actual flute.

(I've read that women make that sound more than men, but how many people know that?)

Another product was software to generate mistakes in canned, pre-programmed tracks to convince listeners that somebody is playing an instrument rather than flipping a switch.

So squeaks may be a good thing. They mean that actual fingers are touching actual strings. But try not to overdo.