Music Production

Reducing Ambient Noise from Home Studio Recordings

When recording at home, it can be hard to find a quiet space without background noise from kitchen appliances, computers, and air conditioners/HVAC. With the Dialogue De-noise plug-in, you can reduce these constant noises and clean up your tracks.

Repairing a Distorted Audio Track

Have you ever been in the middle of a great sounding take, but suddenly the preamp or interface gets overdriven and the take is unusable? The De-clip module in iZotope’s RX audio repair software can help rescue tracks that were recorded too hot by redrawing squared off waveforms.

Reducing Hum and Buzz from a Guitar Track

Hum and buzz can be introduced to guitar tone in a number of ways: single coil pickups, a bad cable, a faulty power supply, or even the construction of the amp, the guitar or an effects pedal. While the De-hum module is built to attack pure AC hum, the Spectral De-noise module in iZotope’s RX audio repair software can intelligently remove both the hum and buzz from your audio in just a few steps.

Repairing Noisy Voice and Instrument Tracks

Be it poor gain staging, a noisy mic pre, a long unbalanced cable run, or a vintage effects unit, line noise can creep into our tracks and muddy up a mix. The Dialogue De-noise tool in iZotope's RX Plug-in Pack and RX 5 audio noise reduction software can help bring clarity and presence back to your tracks.

Removing Mouth Clicks from Audio Recordings

When recording a voiceover or vocal track with a sensitive microphone, we can start to hear the mechanical noises of the mouth, and they can be distracting. Mouth clicks and smacks can be removed easily from a recording using the De-click module in iZotope’s RX audio repair software, without affecting intelligibility.

Removing Plosives from a Recording

Plosives are strong blasts of air that create a massive pressure change at the microphone's diaphragm, and happen most often with strong p, t, k, and b sounds. iZotope’s RX 5 Advanced can intelligently remove these from your audio using the De-plosive module.

Removing High Frequency Buzz and Interference

Some video cameras, portable recorders, and audio interfaces can impart annoying high frequency noises that could ruin your audio. The Spectral De-noise plug-in in iZotope’s RX audio repair software can help clean up your audio and preserve your tracks.

Removing Digital Clicks and Pops

Sync problems and ground loops between a computer and audio interface can create an audio track mired by digital clicks and pops. The De-click plug-in in iZotope’s RX audio noise reduction software can effortlessly remove digital errors like these and preserve an otherwise unusable audio track.

Reducing Pick Noise and Attack from a Guitar Track

A classic trick for reducing the pick sound on an acoustic guitar part is to use a De-esser, but this can also take away some of the high frequency presence of the strings and cause pumping. Using the De-click module in iZotope’s RX audio repair software, we can reduce the pick sound and soften the attack of an acoustic guitar track subtly and without affecting the transient clarity of the instrument. This can also work well on picked electric bass, ride cymbals, hi-hats, and other drums and percussion.

How to Remove Unwanted Sounds from a Take

Coughs, bangs, buzz, cell phones and other imperfections can distract from an otherwise flawless performance. Using the visual editing tools in iZotope’s RX audio repair software you can easily identify and remove unwanted sounds captured during the recording process so you don't have to throw out an otherwise perfect performance.


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