How to Improve Your Sound Featuring The Basic Filmmaker Part 1

My friend, The Basic Filmmaker, asked if I would help him improve the sound of his videos. I was flattered that he’d ask! Yes, of course!

So he recorded a short clip, sent it over to me, and in this episode I have my first two suggestions for him on how to reduce the reverb in his room when recording and how to remove mouth clicks using Adobe Audition. The next step is for him to apply these things and we’ll see where we end up. Maybe there’s even more we can do in Audition to make his sound even better.

There are a few bonuses with using sound blankets. First and most important, If you use sound blankets effectively, you shouldn’t have to do any de-reverb work in post. Yay! Save all that time and money to make more videos! Additionally, the Producer’s Choice blankets are black on one side, white on the other. This means that not only do they absorb sound, they also either reflect light or absorb it (depending on which side you have facing the light. This makes them very useful lighting tools in addition to solving the sound/reverb issue.

If you’d like to learn how to record and post process your sound, be sure to have a look at my sound for video courses at  My Dialogue Sound Post Processing with Adobe Audition course just launched at the end of August 2016. 

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The Basic Filmmaker

Original Audio Clip he sent to me:

His channel which is worth subscribing to.

The Basic Filmmaker University - free and paid courses on video production

Sound Blanket Episode:

Reducing Reverb in Audition with Acon DeVerberate Plugin: 

Acon Digital DeVerberate Plugin for Adobe Audition (VST)

Izotope RX Audio Editor - State of the art reverb reduction processing