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24. Noise Reduction in the Recording and in Post

Many folks think noise reduction is something that can only be done in post production, but I'm here to tell you that's a bald-faced lie. The best noise reduction is accomplished WHILE recording your podcast! "The best offense is a great defense" type of vibes. There are SO many things we can do to make sure that noise (see also: unwanted sound) is never captured in the first place!

In this episode you'll learn a little bit about soundproofing and why it's unattainable for more people, microphone techniques that will almost eliminate noise (with listening examples of course!), some physical objects we can incorporate into our space to contain noise, and if all else fails, how to fix it in post.



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Preamp Noise Comparison Episode

Frequency and Wavelength 101 Episode

Waves NS1

Waves X-Noise

Waves Z-Noise

IzoTope RX 7


My Signal Chain


Audio Interface: Apogee Ensemble

Microphone: Shure SM7b

Headphones: Audio-Technia ATH-M50x

Earbuds: Klipsch R6i II

Studio Monitors: Yamaha HS7

Mic Stand: Rode PS1A Boom Arm


IzoTope RX6 Mouth De-Click

IzoTope RX6 Voice De-Noise

FabFilter ProQ3

Waves Vocal Rider

Waves CLA-2A

oeksound Soothe2

Waves LinMB

Waves WLM Meter

Waves Durrough Meter

Waves Abbey Road Studio3

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*most of these links are affiliate links

Midroll Song: Road Trip by Joakim Karud

Closing Song: Holiday Blues by Joakim Karud

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