Because I have a limited budget and have the business sense not to throw all my money at non-money making endeavors, I don’t have the latest bells and whistles when it comes to editing audio. To make up for the this, I’ve learned a lot of EQ tricks to do the work that a simple plug-in can do, except I have to apply them to only snippets of audio instead of the whole file. But I did buy myself RX7 Elements years ago when it was on sale just for the de-clicker to get rid of mouth noise. It works, but I would never apply it to the whole audio file as it leaves artifacts and messes with the ending of words.
Every review I’ve read about the standard version of RX has been nothing but praise for the Mouth De-click, with everyone saying it’s worth the price for that alone. Izotope has a lot of sales throughout the year and I’ve been tempted to buy it many times, but held off because of money. I’m also a firm believer that fixing problems at the recording level is the first thing any voice actor should do; however, I have dry mouth and end up with a lot of mouth noise in my recordings. I’ve tried all the tricks to fix it and they simply don’t work. I yam who I yam.
This past Christmas, RX10 Standard went on sale and someone was kind enough to buy it for me as a present. I’ll admit, I was skeptical at first about the Mouth De-click, thinking it couldn’t be any better than the de-click you get with the elements version. Holy shit, yinz guys, was I wrong! It is amazing. For someone who has a dry mouth, this is worth the price of admission. The audio still sounds good if I apply it to a large chunk of it and it doesn’t seem to mess with the words that end in t or d or p. The de-esser is nice too, but I’ve found that my EQ settings are on par with theirs (which actually makes me kind of happy and proud of myself for arriving at that on my own), but I’ll use it more often than not anywya.
So, this was a short review on the fly to tell you that if you have the money, and if it goes on sale, get the full version of RX10 (or whatever number they’re on) because it is worth it. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have an audiobook to edit.
Link to website: https://www.izotope.com/