- From: djames <djames7sam@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 7 Apr 2010 04:27:15 -0700 (PDT)
On Apr 7, 1:48 am, C Parthapratim <c.parthapra...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Apr 7, 12:18 pm, djames <djames7...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I was intrigued by Partha's recent post concerning the Nuendo program.
I am in the process of converting my cassettes and had started by
using Audacity. Thanks to Partha I have obtained nuendo as well as
Adobe Audition. I am curious as to the relative merits of these 3.
Adobe audition does include all the plug-ins in the program and seems
to have a more sophisticated noise removal than audacity. Could Partha
or anyone else give an idea of what effects he uses to improve the old
recordings? In audacity I had found the high pass filter to work
wonders on some recordings. Also, any advice on improving "hall"
recordings? Some of these recordings are well worth preserving even
when the sound is atrocious. thanks, james
I have only two points to add:
1. Capturing must be done with a good software, and among these three
I would recommend Audition for the initial capture. Audacity has a
tendency of dropping frames. It's a bug in the software, for otherwise
Audacity is less resource hungry than all others. Nuendo has a
tendency of enhance the treble beyond user's control.
2. For filtering, whatever software/plugins you use, it's just not
possible to have something BETTER than the source. Overdone filtering
often invites disasters. You have to identify first what IS already
there in the source signal, and then you have to enhance the useful
and pleasant parts of the signals what is already there, and suppress
others. Hence it's all very subjective, and depends on experience.
For the concert recordings, or whatever I have encountered so far,
there are three major problems.
1. Hum of the tape including electrical interference noise at the
level of 100-125 Hz
2. General noise at around 1 KHz zone; this zone also includes the
major frequency band of vocal music, so that suppressing this noise
ruthlessly will change the tonal quality completely.
3. Hiss at around 3 KHz and its multiples, 6 KHz, 9 KHz, 12 KHz and so
Best way to learn is keep a backup of the source and fiddle around
with the parametric equalizers and noise gates, try to find out for
yourself which output you like most.
NEVER try to remove echo. It's just not possible with our kind of
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