[MPA] Noise reduction (was Re: Audio Interface Advice?)

David Crandon tabdave at comcast.net
Mon Feb 2 08:12:09 PST 2004

Yeah, I've got some great ideas...But they involve 1970-80's vintage 
stereo equipment. For whatever reason, they seem to perform better than 
most of the software programs. And that's sad, 'cause there is no 
reason for  that. It should be easy to design digital software to take 
care of the noise. You can get these products on ebay for between 
$30-100 each. You'll need two. One for high frequency hiss, and one for 
clicks and pops from your records.

If you'd like to know more, just ask me...

David Crandon

On Feb 1, 2004, at 12:24 PM, Joe Castleman wrote:

> on January 23, Jay Shaffer wrote:
>> Let me recommend Audacity as a sound editor for restoring your old
>> 78RPMs it has a noise sampling and reduction effect ala Ray Gun and
>> it's free.
> I have a few cassettes that I recorded to my hard drive.  I was hoping
> to clean up the tape hiss and gave Audacity a try.  It cleaned up the
> hiss all right, but the softer passages (e.g., fade-outs, audience
> noises) were distorted - I'm guessing it affected everything that was 
> at
> lower volume than the hiss itself.
> The Audacity web site basically says there's no way to get around this
> completely, and I just have to take my lumps.  I tried it with my old
> copy of CD Spin Doctor, as well as a demo of Ionizer, and neither of
> those worked well, either.
> Anyone have a strategy for dealing with low-level sounds when 
> attempting
> noise reduction?
> Thanx in advance,
> --Joe C.
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