My advice would be to always import everything into PT, make your choice which 'blend' of mics suit each other over the edits.
Then audiosuite/RX anything needed, but keep the original in place, muted, or on an inactive track.
My personal experience is to go as easy on the denoiser as possible, and use volume and eq to fix up things.
Happy mixing :-)
I'll bring them all in and sync them first, then do a broad chop of all of the unusable stuff. This is so that I can cover those tracks with crossfades, which I can't do in RX. Once I have my basic edits completed I'll do an RX pass, then reimport to protools for mixdowns.
There are simply far too many variables in this as a potential workflow.. compared to, for instance, just buying the song on iTunes.
How good is your record deck, DACs & other hardware, before you even get as far as a WAV file on a computer?
I'd say, as a rough rule-of-thumb; unless your deck was a grand $£€ or more & the rest of your gear of ...
Do never touch your needle with your finger! Usually there is a small carbon needle brush provided with each new cartridge. I got one with each of my Ortofon cartridges and with the Shure I bought once, so I guess this is standard, though you might get one in commerce if you don't have any.
In order to clean your stylus from small fibers, etc. just brush ...
I don't know if this is approved of, but I have a little brush that I use. It's about 3 inches long with the handle and I can't remember where I got it, but it's not too rough and works perfectly. Needless to say, I use it carefully.
I pull the actual needle out(Sure & Stanton cartridges) every few months to get right up inside with the brush. I think I ...
I bring everything into Pro Tools and clean with RX or EQ/Compression inside of ProTools. It's makes it easier to keep a copy to go back to the original if needed as well as keep everything in sync and process your files more "in the mix" of how your finished tracks will sound.