Crackling sound with s

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Andrea42
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Post by Andrea42 » October 13th, 2021, 3:08 pm

I've had an issue with crackling sounds when I have an s in a word.
Most of the time it is minor, and goes away when I upload to Librivox.
I saw the post about using the low pass filter.
I tried it out and wanted someone's opinion.
The crackling goes away, but my voice sounds a bit different.
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/testsss.mp3
This test is an extreme example, I usually don't have that many ss.
What do you all think?
Thank you!

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » October 13th, 2021, 9:21 pm

If you are worried about the S sounds, and you can't eliminate them by adjusting the position of your mic, you might want to try a deesser to filter out sibilants. Here are a couple of free plugins that work in Audacity to try...

spitfish

http://www.digitalfishphones.com/main.php?item=2&subItem=5

deesser.ny

https://forum.audacityteam.org/download/file.php?id=10125&sid=5a3d3278f1228b62d24645f03f4474ab
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