How to Use CrumplePop’s AudioDenoise 2™ with Adobe Premiere
Author: Cliff Dahlberg
Sometimes the audio you record doesn’t turn out quite the way you’d hoped. Maybe you didn’t notice some background noise while you were recording — like an air conditioner that was running, a heater that kicked in, a refrigerator cycling, or a noisy computer. Not to worry! CrumplePop’s AudioDenoise 2™ plugin is here to save the day.
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If you’re using Adobe Premiere Pro, all you need to do is open your effects tab, search CrumplePop, grab AudioDenoise 2™ and drag it onto the audio track that has that unwanted background noise.
Next up, select the clip and go up to the audio effects controls and scroll down to the AudioDenoise 2™ filter. When you open it up you’ll see four dials, one volume output control, one button, and an on/off switch.
Now, going back to your clip, find a section where you recorded some room tone – if you didn’t do this, no worries! – you can still go through and pull out some in pieces here and there. It will just take a bit more hunting.
Once you’ve found that room noise that you want to remove, press the sample button. AudioDenoise 2™ will scrub that frequency from your audio file.
Sometimes, that background sound that needed to be scrubbed out tricks the plugin into biting into your speaker’s vocal range — making them sound tinny or like they’re an alien from outer space. If this happens, you can play around with the strength dial, but first, try working with the three dials at the bottom. These are the fine adjustments that control how much the filter blocks out from the high, middle, and low frequencies.
Start with the middle adjustment and take it back to about fifty-percent. This might immediately clear up your problem. It might also let too much of that background sound back in, so just slowly go back up on that dial. You’ll hear the adjustment it makes in real time and determine when you’ve hit the sweet spot you’re looking for.
That’s all there is to it. Happy Denoising!