I've recorded a piece of narrative dialog using a conventional karaoke microphone (ice cream cone mic). As expected, there's a lot of unwanted puffing and whiffing, especially when I'm saying B, P, K, or T. I did minimize the ambience noise a bit by recording within the confines of a rough cloth blanket, but i'm pretty sure that could improve as well. Could someone explain how i can use the features in Audition to get rid of the popping, puffing, and whiffing and be rid of the small amount of hiss or breathing in the background?
You may be able to use the FILL SINGLE CLICK filter in SPECTRAL VIEW mode ... Bring the wave into the EDIT side and expand till you can highlight just the pop, (make sure you have MARQUEE SELECTION TOOL button punched up) ... Once you do that go to VIEW>SPECTRAL VIEW you will see the pop ... You may have to expand your highlighted area a bit, but if it is too much this function won't work ... Next go to NOISE REDUCTION>CLICK/POP ELIMINATOR>FILL SINGLE CLICK ... This function works well but in this case I think it may degrade the audio ... The best way is to prevent it from the get go is by using a pop filter or screen in front of the mic which can be simply made by using a wire coat hanger and nylon stocking ... If you go to americanmusical.com and do a search for "pop filter" you can see what they look like ... WILLIE