Sound the Alarm for the Show-Stopper Noise-Halter

The latest addition to South Sound Sound’s audio arsenal is a piece of software from Izotope that allows surgical precision forensic audio to remove unwanted noises during audio takes. This technology is truly amazing in what it is capable of when used correctly so I’ve prepared a ‘before’ and ‘after’.  Because the sound shows up in 3D, it takes a little bit of practice to be able to see what is going on, but once I got the hang of it I found that this is an effective way to remove all kinds of noises. Clicks, buzzing, pops, drop outs and all manner of other noises no longer have to be on your track. The days when a perfectly good take is wasted by an unplanned noise is officially over. I’ve attached a audio clip of myself playing what would sound like the end of a song, then added a short cheer while the guitar sustain decays. Then used the software to remove the cheer that really shows how well it works. you can click on the images to expand.  Check it out!

Before - showing blue WAV form and 3D audio in orange and yellow, the "whoo hoo" is circled in yellow.

Before – showing blue WAV form and 3D audio in orange and yellow, the “whoo” is circled in yellow.

Before audio restoration

The ‘whoo’ of my voice is shown as this yellow spike

After using some quick tools to cleverly replace the section of playback removing the voice without effecting the surrounding audio. Cool!

After using some quick tools to cleverly replace the section of playback removing the voice without effecting the surrounding audio. Cool!

Here is an audio sample of playback section you can see in the pictures above.

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