How to Tame Plosives and Sibilance


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Taming plosives and sibilance

In this movie, let's take a look at two other problems that you're very likely to run into as you work on audio. These are called plosives and sibilance. Plosives happen when syllables like P or B create some wind that actually strikes the capsule of a microphone, and it causes a lot of low-end to be heard. Let's take a listen to some plosive audio. (Woman speaking: The principal ate the potatoes prior to the presentation. The principal ate...) That's a pretty extreme example where there are four plosives in one sentence. But sometimes that occurs. I mean the way to avoid this really is to have a screen called a pop filter in front of the talent's mouth when they are speaking into a microphone.

In this case, obviously, there was no pop filter and that wind struck the capsule and we have these plosive sounds. So we're left to deal with it in post-production. There are some methods we can use to deal with these problems. So let's zoom in on the first plosive here a...

Taming plosives and sibilance
Video duration: 6m 10s 5h 9m Intermediate Updated Apr 04, 2012

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Taming plosives and sibilance provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Scott Hirsch as part of the Audio for Film and Video with Pro Tools

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Audio + Music Video
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