Best tool for podcast production

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Best tool for podcast production

Post by garrybalance24 » Wed Jul 14, 2021 4:55 am

I'm working on my 1st podcast, I use Cubase (as I'm also a musician). For audio editing/repair, I wonder if anybody is using RX7 or the latest RX8 by Izotope. What do you guys use for Mastering / Loudness, I am considering buying Wavelab, which also comes with some audio repair tools (not sure how it compares with RX7). I wonder if anybody is using it for their own podcasts, if not what other tools?
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Re: Best tool for podcast production

Post by Ashe37 » Wed Jul 14, 2021 5:11 am

when i tried launching a workstation and graphics related youtube channel, i was using RX7. i tried the wavelab demo but i found that izotope was easier to produce better audio from with less fiddling. you can even load it into their interface and edit it there....

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Re: Best tool for podcast production

Post by madtheory » Fri Jul 16, 2021 4:04 pm

You can do the whole production in Cubase. It already has a limiter, you might want to add Youlean loudness meter or the Melda Productions one to automate setting of LUFS.

Izotope RX is great, at the price it is a must have for any audio work. However, I would question a voice recording practice that requires such a tool. Normally all you will need is a touch of eq and compression. The voice should be recorded in a reasonably quiet and reflection free room with a decent mic. I like the AT2020, it's very cheap and is a popular podcast mic. There are other mics of course. Like the AT4033a :) I just like their mics a lot for voice.

You can use the RX tools as plugins in Cubase. The RX standalone editor might be a bit of a pain because it uses different keyboard commands/ mouse clicks than you might be used to in Cubase. That said, some of the more drastic tools work better inside the RX editor.

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