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bigtyke66
2005-06-18, 11:29 PM
Title says it all. Just wondering if anybody has used this for noise reduction on 1960s-70s AUD recordings, which would be my interest (personal use only :) )

http://www.bias-inc.com/products/soundsoapPro/

Five
2005-06-19, 12:53 AM
I tried this out a year or two ago... I wasn't impressed. Their prices aren't exactly economical, either. $600? pfft. The stock plugins in CEP/Audition are really excellent, so that has a lot to do with my opinion.

bigtyke66
2005-06-19, 11:15 PM
Thanks Five. SoundSoap Pro is definitely a pricey setup. I guess I should have mentioned I use a Mac so Audition, unfortunately, is not a way I can go. The nr plugins for Amadeus and Audacity are nor particularly useful and tend to leave artifacts. I was hoping SS might be a bit more sophisticated.

Five
2005-06-20, 01:33 AM
you're welcome.

even Audition leaves artifacts if not used very, very carefully. nr has come a long way but unfortunately there's no magic bullet when it comes to this technology.

my best advice is to pick up a used pc somewhere, for around $1,000 you could get an operable pc setup with soundcard and Audition. With pc you also get access to hundreds of freeware (and often free software) VST plugins that aren't available to mac users. It seems almost every mac user I know has a pc hidden somewhere in their house, they really come in handy from time to time and you can still use your mac for the majority of things.

bigtyke66
2005-06-20, 09:43 AM
Thanks again. Yes, the pc solution is the one I'm going to have to seriously think about. It will likely solve a bunch of issues.

AAR.oner
2005-06-20, 09:44 AM
It seems almost every mac user I know has a pc hidden somewhere in their house, they really come in handy from time to time and you can still use your mac for the majority of things.

:lol :lol ah, sad but true Fiver

BigTyke...if yer willing to drop that much $ on SSP, i'd personally go ahead and spend a few more bucks and get Logic...i've never used SSP, but from what i've heard, Logic is a far superior product [extremely "deep" tho]...and the amount of VST plugs is pretty large, and most are "pro" level. other options would be ProTools LE maybe, or even Cubase...Logic would be my vote given its level of pro features...

i'm guessing you know this already, but for anyone else reading the thread--use NR sparingly...thats always one of those extremely "fine-line" filters that goes from good to nightmare real quick.

AAR.oner
2005-06-20, 09:47 AM
another solution would be a good rack mounted NR filter...these are almost always superior to their VST counterparts...for what its worth

bigtyke66
2005-06-20, 03:03 PM
Thanks again to you both.

Five
2005-06-20, 03:10 PM
another solution would be a good rack mounted NR filter...these are almost always superior to their VST counterparts...for what its worth
not to be disagreeable, but I wouldn't trust a hardware nr system unless it's very high-end.

all the best in yer quest

AAR.oner
2005-06-20, 10:21 PM
not to be disagreeable, but I wouldn't trust a hardware nr system unless it's very high-end.

all the best in yer quest

i agree

bigtyke66
2005-06-22, 10:21 AM
:lol :lol ah, sad but true Fiver

BigTyke...if yer willing to drop that much $ on SSP, i'd personally go ahead and spend a few more bucks and get Logic...i've never used SSP, but from what i've heard, Logic is a far superior product [extremely "deep" tho]...and the amount of VST plugs is pretty large, and most are "pro" level. other options would be ProTools LE maybe, or even Cubase...Logic would be my vote given its level of pro features...



... I decided to go the Logic Pro 7 route. Reading the manuals alone should keep me busy for the next couple of years! I'm also playing around with a demo version of xNoise (www.waves.com), which seems very interesting but is prohibitively expensive to buy. Thanks again.

AAR.oner
2005-06-22, 10:38 AM
Logic is a smart route Tyke...and yes, you'll be holed up for a while exploring this one--i'd go ahead and terminate any and all relationships, quit yer job, and don't plan on leaving the house for a year or so ;)

good luck...if you get stuck, PM me...i'm not very knowlegable personally [i use Live], but have a friend who's used the program in his rec studio for a while...i can always get in touch with him if ya need