[LAU] denoising audio files

Lorenzo Sutton lorenzofsutton at gmail.com
Tue May 22 07:21:47 UTC 2012

On 21/05/12 23:57, Ricardus Vincente wrote:
>  On Mon, 2012-05-21 at 21:48 +0000, Fons Adriaensen wrote:

> >> The lack of quality noise-reduction software for linux has been on my
> >> mind quite a bit lately.


> > As in many cases, it's going to be the skills of the user rather
> > than the tools that are going to determine success or failure.


>  real NR software

There is no such thing. As I was trying to explain (and I think if I
interpret correctly, Fons's point was also on the same lines) it would
make more sense to speak of *noise reduction strategies*. Think of it like
restoration of an old (ancient) 'something': is it a 1600s painting 
where you
would like to have colours as similar as possible as the painter made 
it? Is it
a sculpture which lost an arm which you want to reconstruct? Is it 
simply an old
dampened document you need to read the rare historical content from, 
where the
aesthetics of the paper and ink aren't so much relevant?

Once you have these aspects clear you can try experimenting with different
Only then, after much experimentation, you can come back to the list and
say: "my research outcomes seem to prove that noise-gate plugins on
linux perform worst than noise gate plugins on XXX", and start a real,
entertaining flame about it :)


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