Hi to all
I've been asked to try to save a few days of recording (interview with boom and 1 radio mic): the radio mic is always (four days of recording, I couldn't believe it!!) saturated/distorted; to me, it seems like if the production mixer/boom operator had set up the receiver to line level but connected it to a microphone level input in the recorder.
Every time the interviewer speaks, the sound is over compressed, saturated, distorted (but it's not clipped, it's an analog problem not digital).
How can I improve a little bit the recordings and reduce the distortion? I already tried with izotope RX, with some multiband expansion, some eq... Any better ideas/workflow to try?
If I cannot save it with my tools, I advised the producer to go in another studio that have the big Cedar machine (the Cedar Cambrige): anybody has any experience with the cedar cambrige (I used only the DNS) that's willing to share and know if it could save those saturated recording?
By the way, the boom is not always an option, because lots of the interview where made in noisy places (market, on bus) and the signal to noise ratio is very poor.
Thank you in advance