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Removing mid range hiss/distortion from a recorded zoom call......

Postby Eargasm95 » Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:30 pm

So I'm I'm a podcaster and my zoom recorder died during an online podcast, which only left me with the integrated audio zoom records from the calls, I was using a microphone from a set of cheap ear buds for this (as it was only meant to be synced to in post) and since my recorder died I have to use this awful hissy audio for the final section of the podcast,

I have been trying to use waves Z Noise to remove it and since it only happens when the diaphragm of the mic shakes just a little too much the plugin is having a hard time distinguishing it from the dialogue which I definitely want to keep,

In addition to Z noise I have tried using EQ but the hiss occupies the main part of the audio I want to keep.

I fear I might end up having to pay a guy on fiverr to use his RX7 on it, That damm plug in is gonna steal all of our jobs!

can anybody help me please?

I'm working in logic x
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Re: Removing mid range hiss/distortion from a recorded zoom call......

Postby blinddrew » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:47 pm

See the thread below! https://www.soundonsound.com/forum/view ... 16&t=73319
RX Elements is on sale at $29 at the moment and the denoiser is a very useful tool for taking something from 'unworkable' to 'acceptable'.
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Re: Removing mid range hiss/distortion from a recorded zoom call......

Postby James Perrett » Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:08 pm

Yes, RX Elements is at a good price at the moment and it also gets you into the RX eco system. Chances are you'll be given a good deal on an upgrade to RX Standard in a few months as well as other Izotope products.

In addition to RX Elements, you may want to have a play with ReaFIR in expander mode (go to Compressor mode and then set the ratio slider to a value of less than one). This may help to boost the wanted audio without boosting the noise if you set the thresholds carefully. I'd only do this after you've used RX though. ReaFIR is available as part of the ReaPlugs package which works with any VST host but it also comes as standard with Reaper.
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Re: Removing mid range hiss/distortion from a recorded zoom call......

Postby blinddrew » Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:30 pm

I really am going to have to have a proper play around with ReaFIR one of these days.
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Re: Removing mid range hiss/distortion from a recorded zoom call......

Postby James Perrett » Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:47 pm

blinddrew wrote:I really am going to have to have a proper play around with ReaFIR one of these days.

I find it an absolutely indispensable problem solver and I wished I'd discovered it sooner.
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Re: Removing mid range hiss/distortion from a recorded zoom call......

Postby Tim Gillett » Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:00 pm

Any chance of a short audio example of the specific problem?
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