View Full Version : remastering my master, hisssssssssssssssy...

2006-09-12, 06:35 PM
Hi there,

years back I recorded a show from the tele on my pc, via tv card on a music chanel. now I wanted to remaster it as its hissy . you won't notice the hiss that much when music is played but when the singer talks to the crowd, it sucks. I started playing around with adobe audition 1.5, trying to remove that noisy hiss but everything I do, it just doesn't sound right; the hiss is gone, so are other sounds if you know what i mean. also, I have no idea about mastering, I would know how to normalize that recording and thats it. I need an advise of somebody who's experianced with this. I uploaded a WAV(3mb only), you cannot listen to it on there for some reason but downloading works:


this is my sample, not changed in any way, just as I ripped it from my master cdr. if anyone could please dl it and have a look and if you have any advise or hints what to do, how to make it sound ok, please let me know. I would like to remaster it myself, not because its my master, also to learn about it, but I just don't have the time to play around as I'm not really patient with things like that and my spare time is very limited at the moment.

I can hook you up with a sample when they play also. its a foo fighters show by the way.

my intension was of course to torrent it, but not with this fuck!ng hiss...

hope to hearing from you, thanks for reading :)

2006-09-13, 10:11 AM
I've heard much worse in terms of hiss. I would leave it, maybe just normalize the whole show at once and cut on the cd sectors.

the fastest way to ruin a show is by somebody with little experience using nr.

you could try this setting (http://rapidshare.de/files/32983124/ffn41.zip.html) but listen to the results, there is less hiss but it sounds lifeless & bleh, plus I haven't tested it on the music portions which you said yourself don't need nr anyways, so it would only do harm. I strongly recommend not using nr, it sounds excellent without it.

2006-09-13, 05:07 PM
cheers for that buddy, but how do i use this fft file on my wav? I can open it with adobe but it seems its empty or something..?

I just wanted to give it a try remastering as it sounds like it has been sourced from a VHS which isn't true. I wished MTV had broadcasted this, when I used to record of MTV it wouldn't have had any hiss... anyways, just tryed out and played around and here it is for comparison:

1. 20sec flac (original)

2. 20sec flac (with hiss reduction)#

3. 20sec flac (hiss reduced + I put up the volume and balanced left/right channels, so they are at the same level now, as one of them has been louder than the other one.)

please let me know what you would suggest to upload, I personally think reducing the hiss does a good change with the original, far better than when I tried out yesterday...

2006-09-13, 10:36 PM
I hate to say it but the processed version sounds completely muffled, all the sparkle and life is taken out of the highs, like a blanket over the speaker. Not only the hiss is removed, most of the cymbals as well! Just listen to it side by side. My profile I put up doesn't sound any better than your efforts on the new sample (to try it, unzip then go to effects>noise reduction>noise reduction>load profile from file and find the .fft file).

I recommend making a nr'ed version for yourself and sharing the raw and perhaps normalized version (be sure to check the correct dc offset box). I've made some bad mistakes with heavy-handed nr when I first tried it, and also use it all the time for work but in this case I would stay away from it... its sucking the life out of the sound. some hiss is much more preferable.

2006-09-14, 05:21 PM
well, i think I gonna normalize the volume, put it up a little bit and that will do, no hiss reduction. five, thanks for trying and help, I gonna upload it this weekend i think.

2006-09-15, 02:03 AM
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