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Old 11-04-2010, 10:28 PM
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Default Anyone in NYC have CEDAR?

Mixing an interview that has HORRIBLE rf noise/crackle. Everything I have ( waves, sonnox, izotope) can not get rid of it. Any suggestions?
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Old 11-05-2010, 01:34 AM
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Default Re: Anyone in NYC have CEDAR?

I am in Toronto, Canada and probably too busy to take another project now but CEDAR alone will not do it. I own CEDAR, and often restore horrible crackled audio but it is a very time consuming process that involves several tools. It is usually NOT a one step process, as in run it through the CEDAR and it just comes out clean. In my experience it is a careful "step by step" use of all the different tools, often, the type of offending noise will dictate what series of steps to take. First, I would start by making sure that there is no electrical hum (remove all electrical ground loop hum), or any other mechanical noise (air conditioner, neon light ballast, buzz, etc) . You can use Izotope to "see" the electrical hum and these other noise and remove it. With Izotope Spectral you can remove a lot of the crackle (one noise at the time and not just magically processing the entire file). You can also use the RX de-clicker (once you know how to use it is very, very good..almost magical). With Oxford de-crackler you can remove a lot of crackle and clicks also, it has an exclussion box that lets you not remove certain clicks at certain frequencies. You can also use Izotope de-noise to remove certain crackles.

One last thing, I have not heard your files but there are "some" files that simply can not be fixed with anything. Also, heavy restoration processes will degrade the overall quality sound, to what degree, is dependent on all factors. It is often a compromise.

Put up a 10 second file so we can hear what you have and see if it is fixable.
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Old 11-05-2010, 05:47 AM
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Default Re: Anyone in NYC have CEDAR?

I have it. Everything garnoil said is what I would have said if I had posted before him.
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:14 AM
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Default Re: Anyone in NYC have CEDAR?

Thanks guys! I'll put a clip on my public server.
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:24 AM
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here the LINK
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:25 AM
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:10 AM
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Default Re: Anyone in NYC have CEDAR?

A little creative editing will get rid of many of the big hits. The rest of them can be reduced with decrackle or spectral repair. It will take some time, obviously. Then Cedar or RX can pull down some of the remaining noise.

How long is the interview?

You can hire me if you don't have the time.
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:12 AM
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spectral repair? what are you using for that? Can I hire you to do the nasty spots and I'll clean up the little stuff?

Can you reach out via real email please?

info@creativemixing.com
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Old 11-05-2010, 10:16 AM
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sounds fixable, it will not be perfect because the hits are loud but you can certainly minimize them, hire postman he is in NY
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Old 11-05-2010, 01:14 PM
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I was waiting for materials this morning and thought I'd give it a shot. I ended up spending about 1.5 hours . I think it would have been easier and faster if bits could be borrowed from other parts of the interview, there is an obvious flaw as a result of my hacking. I stuck the results on an unlinked page on my website.

http://www.pharoahaudio.com/rfmichits.html

No, I am not trying to sell myself for the job!

Yes I am still waiting for materials!
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