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Old 08-07-2008, 07:11 PM
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Anyone with tips for restoring music that's been overly compressed and totally saturated, and also has a fair of distortion and clicks. Perhaps an "inexpensive" plugin that might facilitate ?

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Old 08-07-2008, 09:03 PM
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I hate to say it but, I doubt anything(at any price) will breath life into this kind of recording. Better to start over.
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Old 08-08-2008, 01:26 AM
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Anyone with tips for restoring music that's been overly compressed and totally saturated, and also has a fair of distortion and clicks. Perhaps an "inexpensive" plugin that might facilitate ?

Many thanks

Richard P
what kind of music is it?
there are a few ways to improve. but, as already stated, you're really chasing good after bad. the results will be ok at best.
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Old 08-08-2008, 07:52 PM
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Its a live recording very inexpertly recorded meant to go with a vision piece - essential part of a doco film. Unfortunately, its part of a moment and can't be redone. So how to make the best of a very bad situation ?

Any thoughts most appreciated.

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Old 08-08-2008, 09:28 PM
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In a case like that I'd say a bit of surgical EQ to lessen the worst, and call it good. It is what it is. I know of no plug-in that can make chicken salad out of chicken.............

Well, you know the rest.
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Old 08-08-2008, 09:37 PM
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HI,

you may try your luck with SonyOxford Transient Designer, Inflator and Suppressor. if you have and an ilok the demos work in 14day trial mode.

Start at a lower volume level and see what these can do to INCREASE whats left of the transients.

Don´t expect wonders, but since you can try for free it might be worth a shot or two.

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Old 08-08-2008, 10:22 PM
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...and maybe some creative fader automation too.
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Old 08-09-2008, 11:55 AM
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Its a live recording very inexpertly recorded meant to go with a vision piece - essential part of a doco film. Unfortunately, its part of a moment and can't be redone. So how to make the best of a very bad situation ?

Any thoughts most appreciated.

Thanks

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hello richard,
is it rock music? is it classical? is it noisy? is it too bright/bass heavy/unintelligible?
can you post a quick snippet?

there's not a lot you can do to restore original transients.
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Old 08-10-2008, 06:50 PM
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Ha, the style is tango music.

Thanks Cheekypaul, I don't have a snippet yet - the director's coming in a couple of weeks time - but I know what to expect having seen an earlier version.

Thanks for the tip re the Sony stuff - I'll give them a go - and yes, sometime creative fadering/and surgical eq too.. It'll be fun trying a bit of doctoring

Many thanks all - I'll report back on success (or lack of it) in a few weeks.

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Old 08-11-2008, 04:03 AM
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The only thing I can really think of is Flux Dcompressor, which is just that - a de-compressor. Not sure if you'll have much luck with it but it could be worth trying.
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