[LAU] denoising audio files
folderol at ukfsn.org
Tue May 22 19:53:43 UTC 2012
On Tue, 22 May 2012 09:43:35 -1000
david <gnome at hawaii.rr.com> wrote:
> On 05/22/2012 12:36 AM, Thomas Vecchione wrote:
> > On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 4:36 AM, david <gnome at hawaii.rr.com
> > <mailto:gnome at hawaii.rr.com>> wrote:
> > Audacity has a noise removal feature that lets you select a few
> > seconds of what you consider noise, and identify that to the program
> > as noise. A good spot for me is areas in a recording that are
> > supposed to be silent but generally aren't if you're recording mic
> > input live. Then you select the whole track and run the noise
> > removal on it. Works well enough for me.
> > As I mentioned above, unless they have made sudden huge leaps in quality
> > of their noise reduction process it isn't really a good quality tool. I
> > know from conversations with Ricardus some of his uses and they are
> > similar to what I have done in the past as well, for example restoring
> > old analog recordings, etc. Where depending on the source material you
> > have to have a pretty dang minimal artifact experience(Recordings of
> > high dynamic range classical music for example), and also depending on
> > the source material the exact needs may change over time, requiring
> > automation to use effectively. Neither of these applied in my
> > experience with Audacity's tool.
> High dynamic range classical music was exactly what a friend of mine was
> working with. First step was extremely-well-cleaned vinyl. He recorded
> them from a high-end turntable through an Audiophile 2496. Then cleaned
> in gnome wave cleaner. I've heard the digitized versions, and there is
> no noise in them ...
Horses for courses...
I find Audacity works perfectly well for noise reduction on vocal or
non-distorted guitar tracks. Anything with a lot of treble content seems
to develop a background 'mush' underneath the audio, but not there in the
Will J Godfrey
Say you have a poem and I have a tune.
Exchange them and we can both have a poem, a tune, and a song.
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