Sound for Video Session: Reduce Reverb with Izotope RX 6

In this week's Sound for Video Session, we discuss how to reduce reverberation. The best way is to use sound blankets while recording. But if that doesn't work out, then this is how to *reduce* reverb, not eliminating it, in Izotope RX 6.

Previous session demonstrating how to use sound blankets to reduce reverb while recording:

Gear used to record this session:

Electrovoice RE20 Dynamic Microphone

Antelope Audio Orion Studio Audio Interface

Sound Blankets

Spring Clamps to hang sound blanekts

Century Stand to hang the blankets

Copyright 2017 by Curtis Judd

Sound for Video Session: EQ, Delay vs Reverb, Plugin Order, Affordable Strategies

In this week's Sound for Video Session we run through several questions:

- How to use EQ on a music track to make room for dialogue
- What is the difference between delay and reverb?
- Am I using audio plugins in the right order?
- What are some tips for getting better sound when shooting solo?


How to Boom a Camera Top Shotgun Microphone for Better Sound

Electrovoice RE20 Dynamic Microphone (Voiceover for this session was recorded with this)

Antelope Orion Studio Audio Interface (Voiceover for this session was recorded with this)

Sound for Video Session: Reduce Reverb, Lavalier Clothing Noise, Record Live Acoustic Bands

In this week's episode, we cover questions on these topics and more:

- How to reduce reverb in rooms with lots of hard surfaces
- Are there any special techniques for reducing clothing noise when hiding a lavalier mic under clothes
- Thoughts on recording live acoustic music groups

Here are links to a few videos we mentioned:

Using sound blankets to reduce reverb

Audio Recorders


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

Remove Echo/Reverb from Dialogue Audio

Ever find that your dialogue audio recording ended up with a lot more echo, which is technically called reverb, than you remember hearing when you were shooting? It happens. Many of us shoot on location and you often get less than optimal audio. Here’s a look at two plugins that you can use in Adobe Premiere, Audition, and just about any other digital audio workstation app for editing audio to reduce that annoying echo or reverb sound and make it sound more like you’re having an intimate conversation with your talent.

You can’t always remove all of the reverb, but you can definitely minimize it in most cases.