An Intro to Noise Reduction (Droneward Bound)

Taught By:

Kevin Senzaki

Description:

Noise Reduction can be a tricky trade off– that’s why it’s important to know what the current tools available can do, and what they can’t. In this tutorial, Kevin Senzaki walks us through the audio repair we had to do on our short, Droneward Bound.

Lesson Plan

It’s important to know what the current tools available for audio repair can do, and what they can’t. This makes you more prepared on set, and allows you to make informed decisions about your sound recording situation– what is acceptable, what is a real problem, and what can save you time or ultimately hurt you later on in post. In this tutorial, Kevin Senzaki walks us through the audio repair we had to do on our short, Droneward Bound.

Wondering just how bad the location sound really was? You can watch the whole short with untouched, original production audio here!

We were already big fans of Izotope’s RX4 audio editor for audio repair, which is why we’re thrilled they are supporting us. Check out their new update, the RX5, here.

We encourage you to play around with different tools available to you and to learn the weaknesses and strengths of the software you have available– you don’t need expensive programs to keep yourself informed, problem solve, and to be creative when capturing sound. While we focus on RX4 in this video, we hope that it gives you a better understanding of how audio repair works and its capabilities in a broader sense, and that you can apply that understanding to the tools you have available.

Special thanks to RØDE Microphones! While we tried to make our sound as crappy as possible in this short for educational purposes, their mics still performed above and beyond.

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