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cmstevens2014
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Postby cmstevens2014; Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:51 am Removing Tape Hiss?

Using Tracktion what is the best way to remove tape hiss when recording? Or, can this be done after I record, either way. Thanks
Peter Widdicombe
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Postby Peter Widdicombe; Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:35 pm Re: Removing Tape Hiss?

You are recording from tape, and there is hiss coming from the tape recorder directly; and you want to filter this out?
Or is the hiss similar to tape coming from some other source?

(PS - this isn't the hiss you hear periodically with an unregistered copy... ?)
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Postby whyterabbyt; Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:43 am Re: Removing Tape Hiss?

cmstevens2014 wrote:Using Tracktion what is the best way to remove tape hiss when recording? Or, can this be done after I record, either way. Thanks


You can often remove it in the 'silences' between sounds with a noise gate, and sometimes dampen it a bit with EQ, but ideally you want a broadband noise reduction process that can 'learn' the noise profile then globally remove it with minimal artefacting.

King of the hill for that is Izotope RX, but its kind of expensive.

The free audio editor Audacity has a similar tool built-in, though its not as good as RX.
https://www.podfeet.com/blog/recording/ ... -audacity/

( Tracktion itself doesnt, though.)
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Postby donkey tugger; Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:55 am Re: Removing Tape Hiss?

whyterabbyt wrote:
cmstevens2014 wrote:
The free audio editor Audacity has a similar tool built-in, though its not as good as RX.
https://www.podfeet.com/blog/recording/ ... -audacity/

( Tracktion itself doesnt, though.)


The best free option I've tried is ReaFir, usually does a good job provided the noise isn't massively loud;

https://www.reaper.fm/reaplugs/

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