How To Save Your Sessions From Unwanted Squeaky Drum Pedal Sounds With iZotope RX6

RX6 isn't just for post processing, it has many more musical uses, such as fixing the dreaded squeaky kick drum pedal that can blight recordings. Here's how.  

iZotope's RX6 is the most powerful version to date of this audio restoration and repair tool. But it's not just for forensics, it has many musical applications as well. In this short video from the full course iZotope RX 6 101: Musician's Toolbox, Matt Hepworth addresses a common problem - a squeaky drum pedal on a recording. Luckily, RX6 is the perfect tool for fixing it!

Using the spectral tools in RX, Matt shows you how to identify and then isolate the problem parts of the sound, zooming in to find the squeak. You will see how to delete parts of a sound using the tools on offer, but also alternative techniques including attenuating them, which doesn't leave gaps in the frequency spectrum. Check out the other videos in this course to learn more musical RX techniques!

Watch the full course iZotope RX 6 101: Musician's Toolbox in the Ask Audio Academy here. 

iZotope RX 6 10: Musician's Toolbox

iZotope RX 6 has the power to clean up and restore practically any recording. It is the perfect tool to use when you captured that “magical” take… in a less than magical recording situation! But how exactly do you use this arsenal of audio repair tools? Fear not, Matt Hepworth is here to show you the way!

Matt starts by looking at all the basics, where you learn how to adjust the audio settings, how to load and save files, and how to navigate RX’s interface. The rest of the course is divided into musically relevant sections to help you quickly correct common audio problems with vocals, guitar, bass, drums and even vinyl. With lots of practical examples, Matt explains exactly how to fix plosives, sibilance sounds, unwanted mouth noises, AC hum, squeaky kick drum pedals, vinyl scratches, analog tape hiss, phasing issues, and a lot more!

So join Matt Hepworth in this hands-on course, and learn how to harness the power of iZotope RX 6, and transform your imperfect audio into pristine recordings!

Watch the full course iZotope RX 6 101: Musician's Toolbox in the Ask Audio Academy here. 

Hollin Jones was classically trained as a piano player but found the lure of blues and jazz too much to resist. Graduating from bands to composition then production, he relishes the chance to play anything with keys. A sometime lecturer in videographics, music production and photography post production, Hollin has been a freelance w... Read More


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