Noise Reduction

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  1. Eris One

    Eris One New Member

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    Hi all, noob here.. :wave:

    Not strictly a production question, but something that has been troubling me the past few days!

    I've been recording some classic dnb tapes to mp3 using a standard tape deck into numark usb mixer and audacity to record the sets.

    With a lot of the sets there is a high amount of noise/hiss/background, but all the effects/filters in audacity are terrible! They just cut some of the frequencies or make it sound like a nasty download.

    Any tips/programs/ideas i should be thinking about?

    Thanks in advance!

    Eris
     
  2. Zeal

    Zeal Ohm/C2D/Dark Asylum/Ennex

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    Soundforge! ;)
     
  3. Eris One

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    I have Soundforge somewhere, is it actually any better for what i want or is it just a preference thing?
     
  4. RevTech

    RevTech Butthole=output transduce

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    There's a plugin for this somewhere :/ I must find it. It's where I find "SimpleTremolo" and it was in DnBForum somewhere. It was a massive list of vsts and plugins.

    Anyone remember?

    (Get a proper EQ and take out the very tip of it, or reduce it)
     
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    kama benkama.net

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    If you can change dolby mode (a, b or c) in your tape player you should try tweaking that with tapes that have more noise. If they've been recorded with dolby a for example, listening with c mode will make more noise. Not really sure but i think that's how it goes.

    Anyway you cant expect very much when recording to digital from oldschool tape.
     
  6. Eris One

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    Thanks for the replies, i think i'll have to live with air hiss!
    I can EQ it a bit but it willl only chop more high end out.
    Cheers