- Excessive and undesirable location noise (traffic, airplanes, machinery, generators, dolly noise, impact noise, electrical and machine induced hum, clothing rustle, digital clicks and pops, rumble, wind);
- Specific sonic elements (cricket chirps, car horns, sirens, chair squeaks, coughs, etc.); and
- Some heavy over-modulation and distortion.
- Poor microphone placement resulting in excessive room sound and off axis microphone;
- Severe digital distortion or too much extraneous noise and not enough of an actor’s voice (e.g. an actor speaking next to a jet engine, or in a hurricane);
- Constant electrical malfunctions (e.g. a microphone cutting in and out due to poor wiring or low battery packs);
- Severe impact noise during words (e.g. jack hammer hits while an actor speaks); and
- Excessive limiting and compression applied during recording on set.
- Cedar DNS, a high-end dialogue noise suppressor;
- Zotope RX Advanced with intelligent noise reduction, de-click, de-hum, and spectral repair
- Waves plugin bundles
- VPre from V Sonics for intelligent, adaptive voice-processing
- Oxford (de-click, de-pop, de-crackle); and
- EQuality, a high-end equalization plugin from DMG Audio