[LAU] denoising audio files

Ricardus Vincente wizardofgosz at gmail.com
Tue May 22 19:59:49 UTC 2012

On Tue, 2012-05-22 at 09:43 -1000, david wrote:

> > 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 ...

 I have HEARD examples of Gnome Wave Cleaner doing some good work, but I
have never been able to get it to yield results like the demos I have
heard. It also crashes on large files for me. It wouldn't even load the
45 minute live-music sets that I attempted to use it on.


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