• Proximity effect defined.

    Proximity Effect

    The proximity effect is easy to hear and demonstrate but very difficult to describe how it happens! The proximity effect is when the bass of directional (cardioid and hypercardioid) microphones is increased ...
  • Glottal defined.

    Glottal

    The glottis is the area between the vocal chords. Glottal beatbox sounds are made typically by restricting or stopping airflow inwards or outwards through the glottis. An example of a sound ...
  • Epiglottal defined.

    Epiglottal

    The epiglottis is the flap that restricts airflow. Epiglottal beatbox sounds are made typically by restricting or stopping airflow inwards or outwards with the epiglottis. An example of an epiglottal ...
  • Pharyngeal defined.

    Pharyngeal

    The pharynx is the very rear of your mouth - what we would call our throat. Pharangeal beatbox sounds are made between the very rear of the tongue and the ...
  • Uvular defined.

    Uvular

    The uvular is the soft dangly bit at the back of your mouth. Uvular beatbox sounds are made between the back of the tongue and the uvular. An example of ...
  • Velar defined.

    Velar

    Velar means the soft palate on the roof of the mouth. Velar beatbox sounds are made between the tongue (usually the back of the tongue) against the soft palate. An example ...
  • Palatal defined.

    Palatal

    Palatal means the hard palate on the roof of the mouth. Palatal beatbox sounds are made between the tongue and the hard palate area of the mouth. An example of a ...
  • Alveopalatal defined.

    Alveopalatal

    Alveopalatal means alveolar AND palatal. This is the place where the alveolar ridge meets the hard palate on the roof of the mouth. Alveopalatal beatbox sounds are made using the ...
  • Alveolar defined.

    Alveolar

    The alveolar ridge is the boney ridge behind the front teeth. Alveolar beatbox sounds are made with the tongue (any part) against the alveolar ridge. An example of an alveolar ...
  • Interdental defined.

    Interdental

    Interdental means between-teeth. Interdental beatbox sounds are created with the tip of the tongue between the upper and lower from teeth. An example of an interdental sound is 'th' as ...