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Randy Thom Interview Question.

http://soundworkscollection.com/howtotrainyourdragonpanel I watched the great video on sound works collection that was on the sound of "How to Train your Dragon". I have two questions about some of ...
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How to reduce wind noise / audio overload on built-in microphones?

I have 2 cameras with on-board microphones (Nikon D5100, Canon Powershot G7), and I'm predictably having problems with high wind noise, and when recording short clips at gigs (with permission) with ...
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Sound off on Noise Reduction!

So, folks, what's the dirt on contemporary noise reduction for things like hiss, hum, and background drone noise? Are folks still using DINR, third-party plug-ins, artful gating? My two cents is ...
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Getting rid of room sound on a voice recording?

Hi there, I'm currently doing a dialogue edit for a film, and there's a substantial amount of voice over. Knowing the studio where the recording was to take place well, I asked the recording ...
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inexpensive soundproofing material

I know there's professional grade noise damping material but if I'm on a budget, what other options are there? I've heard of denim, roofing shingles and just cloth in general. But what other options ...
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Noise reduction on my library sounds? Yes or no?

Hi everyone, My recordings are all noisy to some extent, but I want to say it's only preamp noise. Should I process my audio for NR just now and get rid of the raw file or should I leave that NR to ...
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Is there an equivalent to Audacity's noise reduction effect in other DAW?

I have tried with Ardour, Rosegarden and Traverso, so far all these DAW are better than Audacity but for one thing: they lack this functionality that lets me select a piece of noise as a sample and ...
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Fix for terrible “Hard Drive Noise” Audio Interference?

When recording direct input instrument audio using Ableton, my recording is plagued with a terrible noise interference that sounds like the clicks and movements of my PCs internal Hard Disk drive. ...
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iZotope RX vs RX 2 vs RX 2 Advanced?

Hi everyone, I've been using iZotope RX (Version 1) for some time. I'm a big fan of the declipper especially, and the denoiser is fantastic in certain situations. I'm considering upgrading to ...
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How can I cut out background noise from my footage?

I recently shot some video footage and I used the camera's mic (I know it was a bad idea, but...). Unfortunately, there was some on-going background noise (I think it was a fan). How can I get rid of ...
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Volume automation and noise reduction

What is the role of the dialogue editor in volume automation and noise reduction in movie post production? Thanks, Eduardo
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How do you identify clicks and pops in a spectral analysis?

I'm not a music guy, but I do use Adobe Audition from time to time for noise removal from interviews. I'm working with some particularly bad audio digitized from old audio-graph recordings, which is a ...
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Best Noise reduction methods?

When I record I always pick up background noise as I don't have a proper studio environment. Its usually a constant noise like the computer fan or a low rumble. I get rid of this with sound forge's ...
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Reducing Noise in Feynman Lectures

There are quite a lot of old Feynman lecture recordings on YouTube, that unfortunately suffer from very noisy audio. I'm not a sound-design professional, hobbyist; in fact I'm quite possibly tone deaf....
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removing electrical artefact background sounds behind speech

Maybe this is an elementary type of noise, but I find a strange intermittent rattle in a video I am processing As I don't know any good denomination for it, I would describe it as some kind of ...
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Home recording, how to isolate non-constant street car noise?

I moved into this 2 BR apartment on the 5th floor in a building residing in a main street (didn't think about it when I got it ), and even at night (even after 1-3 AM) there's always a car or a truck ...
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How to improve recording signal quality/reduce noise?

I have an electric keyboard which has pretty good-sounding output. It has two headphone jacks which provide the same output which sounds good with my headphones. I wanted to record the output so I got ...
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When to apply noise reduction? Before or after other processing?

I have a recording, in which i will do some processing, specifically: Expand Boost a bit around 150hz I also need to apply noise reduction My question is: When noise reduction is applied? Before or ...
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How can I quiet a noisy computer in my home studio?

I have a basic home studio setup with a Macbook, Apogee Duet, Logic, and a few microphones. Most times while recording, the fan on my laptop is spinning furiously; this is a problem when I record ...
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Denoising studio induced noise and noise due to poor recording

Background Cassette tapes of speeches have been made in 2000 in locations which are not studio like environs for recording (i.e. contain various sources of noise such as fans, folks moving about, ...
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Crazy Question: Is it possible to clean up speakerphone sound - (not music, just speaking)?

I am not a audio person. I am more of a technical problem solver who is on an interesting project to provide remote interpretation to a business audience. I am able to control what goes out (the ...
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Noise Cancelling Headphones

Hey, In June I'm exhibiting a piece of work with a group of sound artists in a gallery in South London. My work relies heavily on the use of headphones but because the space is going to be extremely ...
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Audio Signal Difference Extraction

I'm from visual arts background and so, I'm not familiar with technical aspects of sound design. But I'm exploring and learning everyday. Currently, I'm working on a sound art project, for which I'd ...
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I just got a Blue Snowball Ice and it picks up my keyboard with Cherry Mx Blues

So I want to use this microphone both for skype and for my general audio recording purposes, but it is really sensitive (not exactly a bad thing). Is there a way I can set it up so that it picks up ...
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Noise Reduction when recording changes volume

The person running the mixer (what's the proper term?) had the level too low and changed it during the performance. It appears that he took four seconds to ramp it up. The noise profile is different ...
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remove static noise from audio recording

I have a recording with a static noise added throughout the audio. the longest silence period I could extract was this: audio_file however, it contains some moments of new sounds of flipping pages. ...
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Reduce noise from multiple clips

I have a whole pile of individual clips all taken from the same interview that I'm editing in premiere, unfortunately, theres some pretty solid noise on the clips. I love Audition, and it's very handy ...
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Getting rid of background noise

There's a lot of background noise with a high pitched whine in this interview I'm trying to work on but I cannot seem to get rid of it with Waves C4 or EQ. They recorded the interview with the Zoom ...
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Noise Removal, Old School

Anybody got any tips on performing noise reduction without using any of the fancy NR tools (iZotope RX, X-Noise, et. al.?). I'm one of those youngsters who has never really had to work without them, ...
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iZotope RX2: limiting the noise profile bandwidth

is there a way to limit the bandwidth of the noise profile? I mean, let's say I only want to denoise the highs from a recording and keep the rest. By now I can't find a way, since the noise profile is ...
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Extracting human vocals from really damaged audio?

My friend received an audio clip from a family member he is concerned about, but the clip is very low quality. He asked me to help clean it up, but I only have a little experience with digital audio. ...
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Bias Tone in Old Film Audio

I'm conforming and repairing a foreign language version of a classic 1941 film. Among it's many problems is an inaudible high frequency tone that screeches when I scrub. Obviously slowing makes it ...
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Eliminate sparrow chirp from sound track

I recently bought a Rode NT1 mic and Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 interface. I have setup everything in my room and I am very satisfied with the output I get, except for the bachelor sparrows chirping ...
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Mad scientist: How to cancel out hum of known amplitude from signal of unknown amplitude?

I like investigating real-world phenomena through sound, and this time I am checking out lamps. I have following scheme: I have noticed that each lamp type distorts 50hz mains tone in its own unique ...
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How to prevent Speech Volume Leveling in Adobe Audition from amplifying noise?

I am recording some speech (for voiceover purposes) and have noticed two issues with the input that I wish to correct: There is a persistent hiss. The Noise Reduction effect appears to deal with it, ...
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Voice sounds uneven after noise removal?

After noise removal my voice sounds uneven if volume is more than 40.There are many ups and downs and also there are echos sort of thingy. https://clyp.it/sh3t0aoz (with noise removal) https://clyp....
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removing hammering noise behind speech

Rather unfortunate hammering noise presents itself in some footage I am processing, where the source of the sounds may actually be the heating / boiler in the building. You can hear it here (in the ...
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Matching ADR with original Dialogue

Alright, I'll admit - I have no idea what I'm doing here. I could really use some tips. I'm having trouble matching some ADR recordings with the original dialogue recordings. The scene takes place ...
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App for audio feedback frequency detection?

For curiosity I've started writing a mobile application that would detect when there's audio feedback on the live stage and what's the feedback frequency(ies) so that an sound engineer (SE) can turn ...
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Active noise control barrier at tunnel openings in undergroundsubways

I know that Noise cancellation never works on scales larger than the sound's wavelength.but,at underground stations during the train arrival time we experience a lot of disturbance which sometimes ...
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Hypothetical Question: In-Car Hands Free Microphone - Unlimited Budget - What Would You Do?

Hello, Totally hypothetical question: A wealthy man approaches asks you to design the optimal microphone solution for an in-car hands-free calling system. He has three goals: A: eliminate ...
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Help identifying source of unwanted noise [duplicate]

Edit: Clarified this question to point out the differences between this and the one marked as a duplicate I have a Blue Snowball USB microphone plugged into an HP PC running Windows 7. Whenever I ...
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Tascam DR-100 MKII: Getting Noise on Some Recordings

I just picked up a TASCAM DR-100 MKII the other day and I'm learning how to use it. Full disclosure, all this sound engineering is brand new to me. I bought it because I'm going to start doing ...
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Delay issues while using iZotope RX3 for noise reduction and restoration

I just recently purchased iZotope's RX3 suite and beginning to incorporate it into my workflow. When I use it as a plugin within Pro Tools, some plugins from the suite cause a delay. Activating Pro ...
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Another noise related question

sorry. i have this clip that a friend sent me to ask if i could reduce the noise on it. im still new to all this stuff, but to me it seems the noise is more background sound than noise if that makes ...
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how to apply a denoiser on a noisy scene

I am approaching to a new project, and have one scene very noisy, I splitted tracks, placed correctly roomtone, smoothed the transition,etc etc, ( applyed many john purcell advises) now i need to ...
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Cleaning up noise from nature/ambience recordings?

Hello all, i really really hate noise(mic/preamp noise), and my recording rig isn't that great(fostex fr2le, 2x rode nt5)...now, cleaning up some sfx, that were close mic'ed, is easy with izotope rx2,...
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When should a noise gate be applied?

I produce a weekly podcast and I'm slowly trying to improve my mixing and editing skills to make it sound as good as possible. The podcast is recorded with me and my co-host in the same room, which ...
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Denoiser for Cubase 5?

Can I get a VST plugin of a denoiser for cubase 5? Steinberg products like Nuendo and Cubase are very similar, I would like to use Cubase 5 like I use Neundo 3 for dialgoue editing and cleaning. ...
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How would you go about restoring old voice recordings?

I have some old voice recordings I would like to restore and I'm not sure what software I should use and in what order I should apply the different transformations. They were digitized a while back ...