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Need help

Postby landon__odell23 » Sat Nov 30, 2013 9:34 pm

I'm 14 and trying to learn to call some ducks. I have a buck Gardner instructional cd and just can't seem to get it. I've been just working on the quack and it sounds ok (so I think) when I'm doing it but then I record it on my phone with a voice memo and it's like God do I actually sound that bad? It just sounds bad when you hear it recorded. It shows what it really sounds like
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Re: Need help

Postby catdiesel15 » Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:21 pm

Prolly just your phone if it sounds good to your own ear
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Re: Need help

Postby ducksNgeese91 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:44 am

Try getting on YouTube. Tons of free videos of different style of calling on there. Find your style and take it slow. You'll get the hang of it. Is the call you are blowing a double or a single reed?
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Re: Need help

Postby landon__odell23 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:28 pm

ducksNgeese91 wrote:Try getting on YouTube. Tons of free videos of different style of calling on there. Find your style and take it slow. You'll get the hang of it. Is the call you are blowing a double or a single reed?

Double reed
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Re: Need help

Postby ducksNgeese91 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:29 pm

I suggest getting yourself a single reed. Once you become more advanced you'll want the freeness of a single reed
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Re: Need help

Postby TheMiz » Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:20 pm

Probably you phone's microphone/speaker. They're not the best especially for reproducing sound. IDK how you're recording it but most phones will sample your voice and cut off the frequency components above 3kHz or so...since that's all you need to reconstruct a decent voice signal in order to save bandwidth.
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Re: Need help

Postby TheMiz » Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:25 pm

IDK what the frequency response of a duck call is (amount of power at what frequency from 1Hz to 20kHz)...but i'm assuming it will have a lot of components above 3kHz.
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Re: Need help

Postby ducksNgeese91 » Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:47 pm

^^^^ this
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Re: Need help

Postby landon__odell23 » Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:35 pm

I've just been using my iPhone. You're probably right...at least I hope! Lol:)
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Re: Need help

Postby puppypopper » Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:30 am

My brother works for Sprint and I have been through this with him when I started out. I can't explain the mumbo jumbo that he can, its the phone. We finally figured out just to use a camcorder and then replay back through my sound system. Then I was able to really hear how bad things were. Now that I have gotten better you can tell a difference on the sound files.
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