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#557047 - 09/29/19 04:08 PM [Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production] HOW TO reduce background vocal noise (using freely available Reaper plugin)
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Something that I have been doing with my most recent vocals is to use a plugin that subtracts background noise from my vocal recording. This has helped noticeably boost the clarity of my vocal track.

The plugin is called ReaFir and is available for free use at the below link.

https://www.reaper.fm/reaplugs/

Kenny Gioia explains how to use Reafir in the below 13 minute video clip.



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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ar4hIbqTzAY&rel=0&width=960&height=540

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#557076 - 09/29/19 10:13 PM [Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production] Re: HOW TO reduce background vocal noise (using freely available Reaper plugin) [Re: Noel96]
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Interesting and useful. I wonder how much of this is done automatically in Ozone when you use the suggested settings?
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#557078 - 09/29/19 10:30 PM [Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production] Re: HOW TO reduce background vocal noise (using freely available Reaper plugin) [Re: Noel96]
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Hi Neil,

I could be wrong but I think that it's the RX7 plugin that does noise removing in the iZotope family. I don't have any experience with this plugin but I suspect that it's very effective (given that Ozone is amazing).

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#557112 - 09/30/19 05:54 AM [Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production] Re: HOW TO reduce background vocal noise (using freely available Reaper plugin) [Re: Noel96]
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Noel A very impressive tutorial. The results are definitely noticeable and beneficial.

Thanks for sharing.

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#558482 - 10/09/19 08:52 PM [Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production] Re: HOW TO reduce background vocal noise (using freely available Reaper plugin) [Re: Noel96]
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It's definitely a handy technique. I'm glad I found it.
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