More cowbell

By Piitaaraq Vaisanen - 24/09/2021 05:00

Today, I was editing sound on a recording of a live music show. The woman who hired me said she wanted less reverb. I told her that this is how the recording was and I can't magically remove acoustic reverb from something recorded in a church. FML
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Ahh, but you can. Check out Izotope's RX suite, they have a de-reverb tool. It's the best in the business, and it's not perfect. In fact, it takes a quite a bit of tweaking to get it right, but it is possible. To everyone else - getting reverb out of a track is very very very difficult. Most audio editing software does not include this feature because it doesn't sound good when you try. This is one of the reasons we have room treatments in recording studios, and why we record in sound isolation booths. Once a sound is recorded into an audio track, it's devilish to get out.

Maybe you can't do it "magically," but you should be able to alter the rcording with sound-editing software. It may sound like magic to your client, but it's just pushing around 1's and 0's of a waveform.

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Maybe you can't do it "magically," but you should be able to alter the rcording with sound-editing software. It may sound like magic to your client, but it's just pushing around 1's and 0's of a waveform.

Ahh, but you can. Check out Izotope's RX suite, they have a de-reverb tool. It's the best in the business, and it's not perfect. In fact, it takes a quite a bit of tweaking to get it right, but it is possible. To everyone else - getting reverb out of a track is very very very difficult. Most audio editing software does not include this feature because it doesn't sound good when you try. This is one of the reasons we have room treatments in recording studios, and why we record in sound isolation booths. Once a sound is recorded into an audio track, it's devilish to get out.