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Re: [ARSCLIST] Audio restoration software for Pro Tools
For cleaning up access copies, perhaps you should consider Magix
Audio Cleaning Lab. It has consumer-versions of the Algorithmix suite
in it and while the interface is a little "too cool" it's about $40
US and does a credible job. One step up from this and rather
competent for the price (about $250 US) is the Sound Laundry suite
from Algorithmix. While not sold as a plug-in on a regular basis, I
think it's available as a DirectX plugin as well as the stand-alone
suite. Then, there are the pro versions of the plugins that, at least
the noise remover, is outstanding.
The preservation copies shouldn't be cleaned up at all. There has
been long discussion here on the benefits of wide bandwidth
digitizing, but I would consider using wide bandwidth (88.2 or 96
ks/s) for disc transfers. The out-of-band information provided by the
stylus/cartridge in regarding the clicks and pops MAY be useful down
the road for superior click/pop deletion.
At 06:06 AM 6/18/2006, D Basson wrote:
Dear Richard, Bob, Chas
Thank you for your thoughts. Yes, if we had the money, we would
have bought all three of them, but a limited budget prevents us from
doing that. In ZAR all three packages would cost in the region of
R25 000 which is a lot of money.
We would mainly be using the software in the digitization of the
music library's collection of old transcription and other recordings
(tape, cassette, 33rpm, 78rpm). We are therefore looking at
software that would enable us to do a satisfactory job. I agree
with Chas that, should you for example consider releasing the
recordings on CD, it might be better to hire someone to do it professionally.
Richard L. Hess email: richard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Aurora, Ontario, Canada (905) 713 6733 1-877-TAPE-FIX
Detailed contact information: http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm
Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.