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But inevitably I end up with a voice track that is clean but now has lost the natural resonance This is what dialogue mixers spend years, decades, perfecting - as well as dialogue editors, for their properly-prepared tracks make or break a dialogue mix. In short, I recommend being more open and accepting of noise. Used decisively an treated with respect, ...


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I'm assuming you're asking about this, because you're trying to optimize your efforts. If the audio is that badly distorted, any side effects of the Izotope Declipper are going to be more tolerable/acceptable than the raws. I'd start with the problem pieces, because consistency of sound is more important in this situation. Jarring jumps in audio quality are ...


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This reminds me of another joke: This one courtesy UK Production Sound Mixer, Malcolm Davies, A.m.p.s. http://www.winstonsound.com/norespect.html A man in a hot air balloon realized he was lost. He reduced altitude and spotted a guy below. He descended a bit more and shouted, "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, ...


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What is your use case scenario? Field recordings or vocals? You can if you have the advanced version of 2 or 3. You could also use the 'envelope' function to create a frequency curve that allows you to attenuate noise in a specific frequency range. Highly useful function especially with complex material (with loud low or midrange sounds), because it makes '...


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You do what you can do! That's all you can do, really. I've done the same thing. But it was a commercial thing, the audio was distorted heavily all the time through the whole show and they still wanted to air it. I just took the X-noise, X-hum and X-click (Waves) through the whole mixing process and did all the EQ and trimming of levels POST FX. That way I ...


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When I need to do spectral repair I separate that section of audio, use my special key-command, it makes a copy of that section as a new file, and opens it in RX standalone. The trick is to make RX your default external editor. Then in the mouse modifiers section setup 'open item copy in external editor'. I think mine is control+option+command+double-click....


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Been using both since they were each released, respectively. For some context, I am mostly a virtual instrument designer by trade. I also do a lot of sound libraries and ambient soundscape stuff. I'm designing instrument libraries for both Alchemy and Iris right now. Alchemy has been where I spend about 90% of my day for general sound manipulation, it was ...


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I will second Ryan in his assertion that post-processing is saved for later. Anything you can fix with an edit is better served with that edit than with noise reduction. It doesn't matter how good the algorithms and processors are, noise-reduction will affect the parts you want to keep as well. Experience helps you figure out when you're reaching that point ...


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I think what you're looking for is only to be found in CSI [city of your choice] not in real life. Izotope is about as good as it gets, but it needs a reasonably constant noise-floor to suppress. You could try a multi-band compressor to lift everything to the same level, but you'd be unlikely to be able to push the foreground conversation back far enough ...


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I got a response from Izotope. I sent a message saying: Hi, I thought that "Save RX Document As..." meant it would save all the currently open tabs. However, when I went back to one, it only opened the exact tab/file I was on when I saved. Is there some other way to save all tabs, or do I need to save each file as its own RX document? Thank you ...


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You need to set up an Aux in Pro tools with Izotope Monitor as an insert, then select Monitor as the audio device in RX


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I don't know if you necessarily need RX - sounds like EQ is going to be a more effective tool. RX is used to remove noise and fix specific issues: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4dISychPQEt04pe2EFaPRHe_477PZWdW Mike Thornton's vids give you a good overview. They actually show you it step by step too. If your sound is all midrange then EQ to add ...


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Every audio file is different so what works on 1 might not work on the other. What about it reminds you of a telephone? frequency spectrum, EQ, distortion? Depending on the issue you might need RX but other tools might help you out more. Its a very deep set of tools. How much have you tried? Have you read through the Izotope Noise reduction guide, some ...


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I tend to avoid multi-band compressors. Why should an instrument have different tone settings because it got louder in the mix? They always seem to change the EQ in an unpredictable way. That being said; are the two you mentioned expensive for just an EQ? Maybe not to pros; but with Alloy, you also get a number of extras. Which sounds better? Both have ...


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Alloy 2 is kind of a one stop shop and really awesome in my opinion. I'm considering buying it myself. I love the pro q, but personally was looking for a channel strip type of plug, and alloy really does that well.


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I really like ChannelStrip 3 by Metric Halo. Having the ability to make the GUI larger is really nice and the RRTA in the EQ section is very helpful. I've also been digging the Eventide Ultra Channel. They made it available for free a couple months back and I just started getting into it. The Omnipressor sections is sweet and the EQ curves sound amazing.


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Wow. First, yes, there's only so much you'll be able to do. I don't know of any quick ways of dealing with this, so if you're going to improve it any, it'll take a lot of time (as far as I know). I tried messing around with it in RX2 (basic). I wasn't able to get anything worthwhile with the main plugins either. Your biggest problem is basically with the ...


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Iris has been finding it's way into more and more of my work in various ways. Aside from the musical and sound design strengths, I just used it to quickly create long even room tone from a very short clip of production audio for a spot i'm mixing. i was able to quickly filter and dial it to taste but still retain the matching ability to the room noise in ...


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It's a spectral filtering sampler basically. Spectral filtering as an effect has its own possibilities and apparently it sounds good in Iris and Iris can be played in real-time. There's nothing exactly similar (like real-time) to Iris in the market, but there are numerous other software that do somewhat what Iris does: Metasynth, Audiosculpt, Spear, Alchemy....


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Hi Tom, RX is an extremely powerful tool especially keeping in mind its relative cost to other noise reducing plug-ins/software out there. I use RX2 almost daily and it is generally a tool used for very specific needs, it is rarely used broadly across all tracks. Generally, once a film is finished, an exported OMF/AAF along with ALL production audio (...


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I only glanced at the rest of the replies, so it may have already been said, but I think that's a problem with the digital mediums in general (not that I'll ever move away from them); it's made us lazy. We can fix incredibly horrendous things in post that wouldn't have been feasible even ten years ago. The way I feel is that if you, as a production ...


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The way most of the digital plug-in de-clippers work is that they try to re-draw the waveform how the waveform looked had it not been "clipped" at the top. If your dialogue is full-on clipped at digital 0, the first thing I do in this case is gain down the audio at least 3 or 4 dB to give it the headroom the plug-in needs to do it's job better. You can't re-...


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Looks like Shaun and Olle have covered everything, but just about Izotope DeClipper: It has a threshold setting, and i'm pretty sure that only audio above the threshold is extrapolated. So if you put your threshold right at the point where the audio is clipped, you should be fine. Also, you haven't mentioned it, but if you have a camera mic track, you can ...


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