Audio file editing software/skills
marvin at rectangular.com
Wed Jun 14 17:09:48 BST 2006
On Jun 14, 2006, at 7:27 AM, James Mastros wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 14, 2006 at 02:34:17PM +0100, Jess Robinson wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> I have a piece of self-recorded audio, (of a talk), that I'd like to
>> remove some clicks/crackles from.. Has anyone got any software
>> recommendations or appropriate advice?
> After taking a look at a few of the pops in Audacity, they appear
> to be
> samples randomly changed to -1 or 1 (er, considering the audio as
> floating-point data). I suspect normal analog filtering procedures
> work very well to get rid of it.
> Really, the best way is probably to just write it myself.
Meaning, use the pencil tool? For corrupted individual samples, that
can be quite effective.
I'm a little confused here -- what's the relationship between Jess
and James? James, you seem to have access to the actual file, but I
haven't seen a link posted. So presumably there's a private
> Of course, after that, it's still a muddy recording with lots of
If the noise is constant, Audacity's Noise Removal tool might help
some. I haven't used it, but its functionality is plain from the
interface: it generates an EQ filter based on a section of noise you
select, dropping frequencies in proportion to their amplitude in the
sample. Doesn't work so well for broadband hiss, but it can be handy
for stuff like 60 cycle hum.
The muddiness you can begin to address with simple EQ. There are
some other techniques, but they aren't easily explained and are
appropriate only for specific cases.
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