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Well what happened was that I had brought two lav mics and they were working perfectly during the rehearsals. The plan was to hook the receiver for the lav mics directly to my laptop and record the sound that way. But then the band came. The band wasn’t at the rehearsal, they just came in the morning the day of the wedding. Well as it turns out, the band’s gear interfered with my gear. That left me very little time to figure out an alternative. I had just purchased the lav mics about two days prior to the wedding. I hadn’t had a chance to learn how to change frequencies yet.
So the quick decision was made to use a wireless mic that the band had brought, which was hooked to their pa system. The band’s pa system did not have an extra output for the mic. So we plugged a cable directly from the headphone monitor output to my laptop. This is where the popping and hum came from. At this point I only had about 5 minutes before the wedding started. I recorded sound for a minute to test it and I noticed the hum. I figured that there was probably a way to fix it in post.
Well here I am.
The good news is that I still have the sound from my camera’s mic. With the audio comming out from the band’s pa system, it does sound okay. The only thing that is really annoying is that the photogropher was standing right next to where I was filming…..and her camera was really loud. I guess maybe I would have more luck getting rid of the photogropher’s camera noises. But I still would like to know how to clean up this kind of noise.
I did try soundtrack pro’s little autocorrect popping utility and it did not help much. I wish I could just grab the peak of the pop and lower it that way….wouldn’t that make life easier? Maybe one day it will be that easy.
Please let me know if there is any way to do this. I want to learn….and I still would like that audio.
Oh and that music was just the start of the wedding. I have the whole wedding recorded with this noise.