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Question: Fixing bad audio/Cleaning up single mic long dialog takes (film sound)?

Hi People, This is my first post however I've been following up on the forum for a long time now. I'm about to take an editing/restoration work and it seems like it will be quite a bit of a problem. ...
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Denoising studio induced noise and noise due to poor recording

Background Cassette tapes of speeches have been made in 2000 in locations which are not studio like environs for recording (i.e. contain various sources of noise such as fans, folks moving about, ...
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What are the best practices for sequencing the Isotope RX7 Standard toolset for dialogue audio restoration?

Background: Am using Isotope RX7 Standard suite tools to perform audio restoration on dialogue files with multiple data corruption issues in the sequence listed below: (a) Declip to restore the ...
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Looking for some help on dialogue editing?

Hey guys I'm working on a short film and I am wondering what kind of techniques people use to help get rid of noise floor or room tone. I usually use X-Noise and EQ but I'm wondering what other ...
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How to archive 1960's Nagra tapes to digital recordings?

My father was a sound engineer in the 1960's and 70's. My mum wants a clear out and my dad would like to listen again to his old recordings. I'd like to help him and make a digital archive of the ...
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What to do with production sounds overlapping dialog

I'm currently working on a cinema-verite style feature. It's very low budget and all the production was done with a volunteer crew. The production sound requires a lot of work to reduce noise, keep ...
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How can I fix robotic distortion from an audio track?

First of all I apologize if the title doesn't make any sense. I lack the vocabulary to describe the issue that I have with an audio track I'm trying to fix or at least make a little better. This is ...
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Repair audio file without header

We recorded the audio of a rather long meeting of a couple of hours on a phone. Someone forgot to turn off sound recording at the end of the meeting and the phone must have turned off due to low ...
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Improving Mp3 to Wav or AIFF

Is it possible to improve the qualities of an mp3 so that it is more close to WAV or Aiff file audio? Also can you remove the aliasing?
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Analog distortions/saturation on voice - how to reduce?

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; ...
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What is the best way of cleaning audio tracks for a film?

I am about to start some editing for some films and I wanted to find out what other people's methods are.. The track does not look uniform at all, and it is all recorded outdoors; the dialogue was ...
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Audio restoration with very poor signal to noise ratio

I am audio restoring and editing an mp3 file and converting to amr later on for distribution..see What are the best practices for sequencing the Isotope RX7 Standard toolset for dialogue audio ...
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“Move” waveform “up”/“down”?

When I listened to some music files of an old game, I noticed a strange sounding popping in my headphones. I opened the file in Adobe Audition 3 to see if I could fix the problem. I found out that ...
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Need to remove noise from audio

Can anyone guide me on howto remove the fan noise from this audio. Kinda stuck here. Here's a link to the file: https://www.dropbox.com/s/fzggrj5zmviwfpj/fan_noise%26Hiss_audio.mp3?dl=0 Thanks
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Batch Processing Files In RX7 from Reaper

Put simply: I'm looking for a way to select multiple items(audio clips) in Reaper and open them all in Izotope RX's Batch processing window. It is easy enough to open (up to 16) items in the normal ...
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Looking for Sound/Voice advice for an Audio Clip I'm editing in Pro Tools!

Im new to audio production and I am creating a cartoon for youtube. I was wondering if anyone could listen to this audio clip and tell me why it doesnt sound very good. Then let me know what I can ...
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Unveil, what are your experiences?

I am thinking about purchasing Unveil (de-reverberation and signal focusing plugin), is anyone using it and if you are, how successful is it? I mostly use RX2 and expansion techniques when I am ...
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Post Production, How To Become Faster?

So I have been doing audio post production and master for a friend of mine for a few months now. He is starting to have a higher demand for videos and is sending more to work on. They are commentaries ...
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How to restore damped high band?

I'm trying to preserve some audio recordings. Unfortunately, whenever there is a lot going in the lower bands (<2kHz), the higher bands are noticeably quieter. Is there any filter/technique to ...
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How can I remove scuffs from a vinyl record? [closed]

So I fumbled my favorite vinyl the other day. It hit the side of my cabinet which transferred some white paint scuffs that I can't get off. I don't think there are any scratches, just surface-level ...
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Manipulating sound files (remove “temple background” sound)

A friend of mine helps me to record Thai phrases in Thailand. I send him some phrases everyweek and due to bad resources in his village I have to wait a rather long time to get the recordings sent ...
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Extracting common waveform from two clips

If one has an instrumental and non-instrumental version of a song, the vocals can be extracted by inverting the polarity of one of the sources, since the common audio cancels out. However, what if my ...
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What is causing this audio glitch during recording?

I have recorded some voice over using a condensor mic and the Presonus AudioBox iTwo (2-channel interface) into Logic X. The problem is that have found some random pops/clicks in the recordings. It ...
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Restoring an Overmodulated Analog Phone Recording

Analogue phone lines are limited in bandwidth therefore also somewhat iimited in possible adjustments. While such recordings can not and are not meant to be presented in full fidelity, there are ...
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How can I smooth a creaky voice?

I recorded a girl who had a small physical problem and very often, too often, her voice breaks up into "vocal fry" or creakiness. Is there some software that can restore smoothness, interpolating ...
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Looking for audio restore plug in

Recently (this week) I saw a plug in demo (video) online. It made low quality music sound like a good recording through some kind of processing with resonant filters or something.. From what I saw the ...
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How can I send an audio re-recordered by whatsapp without distortion

The problem is that I want to send many customers the same explanation about something and I have to do it out loud through a voice note on WhatsApp, I can't send a file recorded with the audio ...