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Old 03-25-2010, 10:43 AM
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Default vocal distortion problem

Hi, I'm currently working on a short film and received the on set recording of the dialogue and there is a scene when the character screams and the sound mixer on set didn't adjust for the scream and the audio peaks and distorts.

Is there any plugin I can use to clean it up?


Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 03-25-2010, 12:02 PM
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Default Re: vocal distortion problem

You could try the BF Essential Clip Remover audiosuite plugin. Understand though that it only works if the clipping is at -0 dBFS. If the gain was reduced after the clipping, you'll need to take it back to -0 otherwise the Clip Remover won't do anything.

For pay, there's Izotope's RX. I think you can download a trial version to see how well it would work.

Last, you could actually go in a pencil-tool edit all of the clips. One thing I've noticed is that when audio recorded on a lot of video gear clips, it tends to have a "wraparound" type distortion. That is, when the signal clips at 100% positive, you'll see a spike jump to 100% negative. While it's tedious, I once had to go through 25 minutes of audio painstakingly drawing out all of the wraparounds. The final result sounded just fine.
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