Avoid Mouth Clicks – Drink Water

by | Oct 17, 2010 | Advice | 1 comment

My father got  kidneystones.  I occasionally do too.  Yeah, they hurt.

But I’ve managed to reduce their frequency by learning to drink water like a fish.  Not cranberry juice, not soda, tea, coffee, milk, or energy drinks.


Lucky for me, the upside is I rarely get mouth clicks on my recordings.

See, the magic is not drinking a lot of water while you’re in the studio recording (it kinda helps, but….).  The magic is drinking a lot of water.  Always.  In other words: be hydrated.

There are generally accepted health benefits for this daily ritual anyway, so why not just adopt this advice and begin today?  I keep a 2-and-a-half gallon spigotted dispenser of distilled water on a shelf in my studio all the time.  It’s one of the smartest things I ever did.




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1 Comment

  1. Karen Commins

    Greetings, Dave! I agree with you about drinking lots of water. I tend to have more mouth clicks when I am not well hydrated.

    In the event you do get one in a recording, you can edit them out without harming the rest of the recording as shown in this video:


    I hope this info helps someone save their otherwise perfect take!

    Karen Commins


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