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Noise removal recs

Post by annayarbrough » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:55 pm

Hey all,

Anyone got any recommendations for plugins (cheaper the better) to remove noise from an audio file? Specifically, I've got an audio take that is close to perfect except for one rogue piano pedal noise :roll: V annoying frequency. Working with LogicX.

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Re: Noise removal recs

Post by ttully » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:31 pm

Hi Anna,

I have used Waves Z-Noise and X-Crackle. They works very well.
I believe you can download a demo.


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Post by SubRivers » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:36 pm

Seeing as it's single noise event (rather than some background noise) you could try recording the pedal noise and see if you can phase cancel the noise in the original recording with it.

It would need to be done by ear I think to line things up with flipped phase (or not, try both) and see where it dims the noise best.

price of that is $0 so probably worth a shot!

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Post by Kolstad » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:29 pm

You could try Adobe Audition, which has a free trial period for 7 days for a full version.

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Re: Noise removal recs

Post by CTWF » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:42 pm

SubRivers wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:36 pm
Seeing as it's single noise event (rather than some background noise) you could try recording the pedal noise and see if you can phase cancel the noise in the original recording with it.

It would need to be done by ear I think to line things up with flipped phase (or not, try both) and see where it dims the noise best.

price of that is $0 so probably worth a shot!
I would go with SubRivers suggestion although I have never done something like that and believe it might be difficult to (almost) perfectly reproduce the pedal sound. But it sounds like a feasible idea to me. And maybe it does not have to be super-perfect to work. Tom

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Re: Noise removal recs

Post by markhimley » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:49 pm

The first thing I would try would be the stock Logic Noise Gate. Obviously this would be totally free. If you only need it in the one spot you could automate the bypass so it's only on for that moment and tweak the settings to taste. May or may not take care of the problem, but it'd be the easiest way to do it, and totally free. You know how to get a hold of me if you want/need any help with setting that up :)

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Post by Len911 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:27 pm

A spectral editor might be the best method, there may be one included in your daw. I think the free audio editor Audacity has one,it runs on mac,windows and linux. much of the restoration software works by spectral editing.
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Re: Noise removal recs

Post by cosmicdolphin » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:45 am

annayarbrough wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:55 pm
Hey all,

Anyone got any recommendations for plugins (cheaper the better) to remove noise from an audio file? Specifically, I've got an audio take that is close to perfect except for one rogue piano pedal noise :roll: V annoying frequency. Working with LogicX.

Cheeeers
Anna I've got some good tools for this sort of thing if you want me to have a go at cleaning it up for you send it over.

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Re: Noise removal recs

Post by annayarbrough » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:22 am

ttully wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:31 pm
Hi Anna,

I have used Waves Z-Noise and X-Crackle. They works very well.
I believe you can download a demo.


Tim
Thanks, Tim! I've got a demo of Waves Z Noise... hopefully it will do the job!

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Re: Noise removal recs

Post by annayarbrough » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:24 am

SubRivers wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:36 pm
Seeing as it's single noise event (rather than some background noise) you could try recording the pedal noise and see if you can phase cancel the noise in the original recording with it.

It would need to be done by ear I think to line things up with flipped phase (or not, try both) and see where it dims the noise best.

price of that is $0 so probably worth a shot!
Oh that's interesting... wouldn't have thought of trying that! May not be able to get back to the original piano, but adding that to my list for future! Thanks!

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