TL,DR: Can I use plugins sparingly to address issues in my audio?
When I applied to become a Pro, my interpretation of the instructions was that I was to use absolutely no plug-ins when recording my application project. I didn't, and my first submission was rejected.
Using the constructive criticism in my rejection message, I was able to make the necessary improvements to my recording space and performance which lead to my resubmission being accepted. Again, without any plugins.
I still have what I feel is a problem with mouth clicks, and hunting them down in my recording is tedious and in some cases beyond my current abilities. I created an effects chain based on recommendations by an audio technician in a live webinar for voice over artists, which is as follows:
- Waves NS-1: Set to 1 out of 100, which merely turns the plugin on and still has a dramatic effect on appliance hum coming from within the house.
- ReaEQ: Set in such a way to cut down bass tones, boxiness, and reverb by just a bit.
- ReaComp: Not super comfortable with this one, but did my best to match the technicians instructions. 3:1 Ratio, -0.2 db Threshold
- Waves Sibilance: Came with a Voiceover preset that seems to have a light touch, but still works well.
- Izotope RX8 Mouth De-click: Sensitivity 4.9, 0 click widening.
I understand that a flat EQ curve and no compression is a requirement for submissions, but I was hoping that I could still apply the Mouth De-click plugin.
What is Bunny Studio's stance on plugins? If absolutely no plugins are allowed, that's fine, and I will just keep working harder to improve my performance.
Thank you for reading.
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