Pronunciation

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Faze 2 Studios
Member Since: Aug 15, 2005

Ok, now im a guy that mostly learns of things (recording things) by reading them online, and since I read them in not sure on how to pronunciate certin companys or terms used in this business. And i figured i may not be the only person who feels that way, or maybe there are words i think i know how to say, but all along ive been saying it wrong. Its not that they are hard words, just, ive heard them said in many different ways and im not sure which is the RIGHT way.

Sooo,here are just some of the words im not sure about, ill probably think or more later, but feel free to post ones your not sure about aswell.

My words are:
Behringer
Alesis
Neumann
Mogami
Sennheiser
Focusrite

Thanks a lot guys

-melty

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Typo Szar
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Since: Jul 04, 2002


Jan 30, 2007 11:38 pm


Behringer- Bear rinj jer
Alesis- A (as in "a cow") lee sis
Neumann- New man(a short man, like in a name)
Mogami- I think this is pronounced as its spelled but uhh... Mo Gah Me?
Seinheiser- Sign high sir
Focusrite- Focus right (i could be wrong on this one)

Ive always wondered about more technical words myself, like Dither and others that dont come to mind.

I am not a crook's head
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Since: Mar 14, 2003


Jan 30, 2007 11:50 pm

I agree with all of your pronunciations except one: I know that Neumann is pronounced Noi-Mun.

One that's always got me was Hartke. Heart-kee? Har-tk? I dunno.

But Hey, I'm the guy who pronounced Chick Fil-A as "chick filla" for the longest time :D


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Since: Jan 18, 2003


Jan 30, 2007 11:51 pm

sennheiser should have a short 'e' sound in the beginning, as far as i know.

i remember jues saying 'noyman,' as well. but i don't know if that's a british thing or what.

Prince CZAR-ming
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Jan 31, 2007 12:04 am

my sweetwater guy said noyman, as well. took me by suprise. pronounciation would be similar to Deutsche, as in 'Spraken ze Deutsche', with the 'oy' sound in there.

how do you pronounce Chick Fil-a? I saw a bunch of those down South as well.

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Jan 31, 2007 12:05 am

chick fillet.


Cone Poker
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Jan 31, 2007 12:29 am

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how do you pronounce Chick Fil-a? I saw a bunch of those down South as well.
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This has to be the funniest thing I have ever read on this site.

Typo Szar
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Jan 31, 2007 03:13 am

doh!

edit0r
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Jan 31, 2007 03:19 am

Neumann!!! = Noi-man!!!!

Mogami = Mo-gah-me

Alesis = A-lee-sis

Sennheiser = senn-hi-zah

Focusrite = Focus-right




bace135 in the house tonight!
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Since: Jan 28, 2003


Jan 31, 2007 12:40 pm

Alesis = uh lee sees?
Alesis = a lee sees (a like hay?)
Alesis = uh lee sis (sis like sister)?

I've always pronounced it the first way.

Moog = mogue?
Moog = moog (like a cow with a g at the end)?

Answer:On a good day, lipstick.
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Jan 31, 2007 12:51 pm

2 cents.

Alesis - uh-lay-sis
Neumann - Noy-mun
Moog - like a cow...
Sennheiser - Sen-hi-zer

As for local stuff, try asking for a 'fil-lay of fish' in England. Their eyes will glaze over.
Fill-it. Hard 't'.

Czar of Cheese
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Jan 31, 2007 12:59 pm

What about "Presonus"?

We never did get to the bottom of this one...

not the brightest spark...
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Jan 31, 2007 01:48 pm

Hartke - Harkee

My threpney bit.

Ne'er ate 'er
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Jan 31, 2007 02:04 pm

I also suspect Behringer is pronounced behr-ING-er, because of how ING is bolded in some of the logos.

I am not a crook's head
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Jan 31, 2007 04:19 pm

Yeah Jim, Presonous is one I've struggled with. Pree-sone-us? Prez-onus?

And yeah Chick Fil-A is like forty said, as in "a filet of chicken". For some reason that escaped me for 16 years or so :D

Har-kee. Interesting.

And Moog, much to my surprise is like your first guess Coolo. Like "mogue". The guy that the Moog is named after died recently, and I remember hearing his name a few times on a bit on NPR. I was surprised that it's not pronounced like it's spelled. I guess wherever he's from, cows say "mow".

Answer:On a good day, lipstick.
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Jan 31, 2007 04:25 pm

Flashman: You have thru'p'ny bits? Fwoooarh...

Tell me, are they the silver ones, or the twelve sided?

I kid...I kid...

bace135 in the house tonight!
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Jan 31, 2007 04:31 pm

i've always just assumed pree-sone-us

Czar of Turd Polish
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Feb 01, 2007 02:55 pm

I just pronounce them how I want, just like with mexican food.

Quesadilla - Kwees uh dilla

bace135 in the house tonight!
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Feb 01, 2007 04:00 pm

shakes head...
opens mouth...
decides not to say anything...

Czar of Turd Polish
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Feb 01, 2007 06:39 pm

Hehe, wish I could do that sometimes...

Chief Cook and Bottle Washer
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Feb 02, 2007 01:34 am

I have also heard Neumann pronounced Knee-you-man with a soft 'a' in man. Kind of a haughty taughty pronounciation for those with permenant sinus infections.

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Feb 02, 2007 06:05 am

I have always heard it Noy-man and been corrected by big shots when saying it otherwise.

Idiot Kid
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Since: Sep 27, 2006


Feb 02, 2007 12:42 pm

I used to work at Chick Fil-A... only place in town that would hire a 14 year old kid.

Now I've moved on to an internship at a studio :)

Moovin on up!

Czar of Midi
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Since: Apr 04, 2002


Feb 03, 2007 12:22 am

Man, over the years I think we have gone through this same batch of names at least 3 times.

But ya coolo, Pree-so-nuss is the correct one there.

And ya, I'm just gonna shut up now.

Try this one and see if ya get it. Z3TA

Kaos is only a form of insanity
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Feb 03, 2007 12:27 am

zay-ta?

Czar of Midi
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Feb 03, 2007 05:41 pm

Very good Kaos, I suppose you have that soft synth don't you?

Kaos is only a form of insanity
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Feb 04, 2007 10:55 am

not yet!!!

Czar of Midi
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Feb 05, 2007 04:31 pm

I love the thing. Got some killer patches right out of the box. And its easy to tweak as well.

I am not a crook's head
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Feb 06, 2007 07:49 pm

Here's a good one that every guitar player has wondered about:

D'Addario

I always hear people just pronounce it Dee-Uh-Dare-Ee-O. But I've never liked that pronunciation...it seems like it should be classier than that.

Ne'er ate 'er
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Feb 06, 2007 07:53 pm

Wikipedia says it's phonetically pronounced Da-Dairy-O.

I am not a crook's head
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Feb 06, 2007 08:48 pm

Yes, I'd agree with that...if I could only convince the rest of MO to say that way.

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