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Stl Rick



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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 3:52 pm    Post subject: Recommended Live Tape Conversion Process Reply with quote

Greetings,

I have just started converting reel to reel live shows to digital using TEAC deck to M audio box to Mac computer. Is there a basic recommended procedure in terms of manipulation of the files after they are digitized - but before they have been converted to a CD.

I'm thinking in term of hiss removal using a snippet of "blank" tape along with possible "equalization" of the sound or ??. My desire is to develop a standard operating procedure that a newbie like me can follow that will result in an accurate copy of the original with the obvious defects removed.

Thanks,

stl Rick
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rfwilmut



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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amadeus Pro does include some noise reduction, but for the best results (short of spending thousands on CEDAR) you could consider purchasing DeNoise:

http://www.clickrepair.net/software_download/denoise.html

It's $40; I've used it extensively (I also had a hand in testing it) and had excellent results from it.

You may also find this article of mine interesting:

http://homepage.mac.com/rfwilmut/notes/noise/
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CDJonah_alt



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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 1:16 pm    Post subject: Recommended Live Tape Conversion Process Reply with quote

General comments.

I would make sure that you don't overdrive anything. I don't know what
box you have but if you can digitize at 24 bits, I would allow 3 or 4
bits of headroom.

I would then normalize to 100% and then do any noise reduction your
heart desires.

Chuck

Stl Rick wrote:
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Greetings,

I have just started converting reel to reel live shows to digital using TEAC deck to M audio box to Mac computer. Is there a basic recommended procedure in terms of manipulation of the files after they are digitized - but before they have been converted to a CD.

I'm thinking in term of hiss removal using a snippet of "blank" tape along with possible "equalization" of the sound or ??. My desire is to develop a standard operating procedure that a newbie like me can follow that will result in an accurate copy of the original with the obvious defects removed.

Thanks,

stl Rick




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