Do you also have unwanted clicks and pops in your music and audio production? And want to know how you can get rid of them within seconds? Then stay tuned, cause I’m going to show you how easily this can be done with a simple plugin called iZotope RX Elements.
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Timestamps of the video
- 00:00 – Introduction
- 00:20 – Why this video?
- 01:00 – Narrow it down to one specific cause
- 01:42 – You need to take this SERIOUSLY!
- 03:06 – Shared complaints about StaffPad and Kontakt libraries
- 03:45 – How does automated removing clicks and pops work (demo included)?
- 05:44 – Ending
Why this video about iZotope RX Elements
Today I take you to my mixing session of my upcoming work ‘The Boy Who Wanted To Fly’. An orchestral composition that I entirely wrote in StaffPad. And by the way, it will be released in December this year!
But when I started to mix the STEMS of this project in my DAW I noticed some very annoying clicks in the audio.
Narrow it down to one specific cause
Clicks and pops that you hear in your audio production can have several causes. The audio is clipping, too much compression or extensive use of a limiter. Etcetera.
In this blogpost and video I want to narrow it down to one other cause. A nasty one in my opinion. One that can make me really upset.
I’m talking about clicks and pops that are already present in the samples that you use. That means that they are included in the recordings of the virtual instrument that you use. Sometimes even in very expensive libraries from professional companies.
Yes, that happens!
You need to take it SERIOUSLY!
When I started with composing and making music from out a DAW, I kinda denied the clicks and pops that I sometimes heard. Maybe a strange confession, but one you perhaps can relate to. You have worked hard on a project. You are immense proud of it. Can’t wait to release it.
Yeah, you heard a couple of clicks when you did a final listening. Didn’t you?
But an evil voice in your head convinced you that you heard it wrong. That it was your imagination. Or some hardware failure. I don’t know. Any reason that counts to push that button to release your work and share it with the world.
I have been there. In denial. Or acceptance that I released some work with these flaws in it.
Unacceptable I think by now. Cause when you take yourself as a musician, composer or producer seriously, you don’t accept that. When you take your work seriously, you don’t accept that. And when you want that others take you as a professional or even an amateur seriously, you don’t accept that.
Shared complaints about StaffPad and Kontakt libraries
So I ran again into this problem with this work “The boy who wanted to fly”. By now I know how to fix this easily. Within seconds. But I also noticed that others aren’t aware of this easy fix.
There are some complaints for example about some StaffPad and Kontakt libraries with these issues. And people are pulling their hairs out because they don’t know how they can fix it. And that means that they can’t share their work for a showcase.
Now you can fix it manually in your DAW. But that’s rather time consuming and not every one knows how to do that. And why would you do it manually when you can do it automated too?
How does automated removing clicks and pops work with RX Elements
How does it work? Well simply. With a plugin called iZotope RX Elements. Yes, it is a paid plugin. But in my opinion a worthy plugin! And with the current Black Friday deal you can pick it up for only 29 dollars. A no-brainer if you ask me.
In the video I show you my mixing session of The Boy Who Wanted To Fly. In the STEM of the solo flute I have a passage with an unwanted click. Multiple ones actually. If you have a good pair of cans like the BeyerDynamics DT770 Pro you will hear it easily!
Let’s listen to it again, but now with Izotope RX activated. In the video I show you exactly which settings I have used. It asks a bit more from your computer, but it is extremely effective.
No click anymore! How easy! So no more excuses for clicks and pops in your audio production!
If you hear them, fix them!