I can recommend this technique for dialogue editing and music editing as well. By the way, Pro Tools always had the option of playback at half speed (Shift+Spacebar shortcut). It is not so obvious in Izotope RX, but slowing down in RX is fast and easy. Just open the Resample module, set the “New sampling rate” to the fraction of the original sample rate (to 12000 Hz for 25% of the original 48000 Hz), tick the option “Change tag only” and click “Render”. The audio data is not altered this way, just the Sample rate tag that determines the playback speed of the file. When you are done with painting out the noise, use Resample module to set the sample rate of the file back to 48000 Hz. You may save your own presets for the Resample module with predefined sampling rate frequencies you prefer for slowing down your material and then speeding it up back.
Editing Audio at a Quarter Speed
I had an honour to be interviewed together with Mattia Cellotto by Tonebenders Podcast for their episode #217 – Recording Animals with Mattia Cellotto & Dmitry Chernov.
One day in spring of 2021 I received a DM from a famous supervising sound editor and sound designer Jason “Jay” Jennings: “Hey Dmitry, do you have recordings of Guinea pigs or can you record them? We need single ones, pairs, groups of 10 and more.” The time frame was about a month.
My experience and thoughts on equipment, recording techniques and approach to animals during this project
The scariest moment of my Wolves expedition.
Another outstanding person and a speaker at the lectures about wolves was Anastasia Gaiduk. A fragile looking young woman of wonderful inner strength and devotion,