Looking for a few tips on props to use to make the dry erase marker squeek sound. Looking for something that projects volume a little more and is more controllable than an actual dry erase marker. Any ideas?
Hi, I've recently recorded 10 different dry erase pens and had great succes with a close mic'ed mkh50 into a RME Fireface UC. Mic was about 10 cm away from the board which was cheap. Be very quiet (breathing and movement) and take care to keep the distance steady for all recordings. You don't have to do exactly what I did, experiment with the distance and find what works best for you. And practice some gestures before the recording, it helps getting into the sound and character.
Oh and I recorded for almost 2 hours with a short break, be prepared to edit a lot of material if you need more than 10 seconds of pen squeeks.
I'll upload a sample in a bit, so you can listen to it.
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I'm not sure what you could use to emulate that sound without actually recording it. If i was you i would close mic an eraser bring used then compress and level it to a louder volume. The only other thing i can suggest is to make a squeaky synth sound by resonating the top harmonics of a synth patch and using envelopes on a resonant filter to try and get close to the timbre of the real thing.