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Removing pops?

345 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Feb 14, 2013 10:31 AM by Ben Low RSS
Ben Low Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
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Dec 20, 2012 11:06 AM

Got a lot of voice-over / interview tracks with a LOT of pops.  Would anyone have a take on the fastest, easiest, way to remove (or even neutralize a bit) the pops?  This is breath pops.


I rarely have this problem, so have never had to use a plug-in? related to removing them.



All ears (popping),




MacBook Pro (15-inch Glossy), Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • kcstudio Level 4 Level 4 (1,580 points)
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    Dec 20, 2012 11:29 PM (in response to Ben Low)

    Use eq-cut around 80Hz cq. 100Hz and the really disturbing  ones you best eliminate manually. Best results by far, with plugins for this kind of work, I get with the Sonnox Oxford Supresser. Unbeatable in my humble opinion, but I'm always open for any other suggestion.


    Have a nice day!

  • kcstudio Level 4 Level 4 (1,580 points)
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    Dec 21, 2012 9:57 PM (in response to Ben Low)

    Are you into FinalCut X yet? If not, give it a try, has some nice dialog functions for your job.

  • kcstudio Level 4 Level 4 (1,580 points)
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    Feb 14, 2013 4:52 AM (in response to Ben Low)

    <I have this vague fantasy that Apple will come to its senses and re-activate the professional FCP.>

    I wouldn't bet on it Ben, this just ain't gonna happen!

    Although I'm not a movie guy myself, I kind of understand your doubts about FCX. For me it was paradise when FCX was released, but for my colleague, who is into film editing for a living, it was ****. Not a matter of missing functionality or pro-ism, but it is, apparently, so totally different to his habitual workflow that the shear idea of the inevitable consequence he is facing will leave him with a flatulence ulcer or something to that effect, he thinks.

    Anyway, there is some very good instruction material around:


    Apple Pro Video Series: Final Cut Pro X

    by Ripple Training


    Allow me to friendly urge you to try. I'm sure that after the inevitable denying phase you'll go for it, and be it only for the sake of audio editing ease. Which in my opinion you wouldn't want to do anymore in any of the FC versions prior to FCX.

    When I need to do quick but decent edits on dialogue or speech in general, I turn to FCX and for little less quick but perfect edits of the same, Logic 9 will be my choice. Mostly with a little help of 3rd party plugins.


    Have a nice day and good luck!




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