[Ardour-Users] Plugin help

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Thu Dec 24 04:09:59 PST 2009

Thomas Vecchione wrote:
> Restoration and Noise Removal is one area Linux lacks in
> significantly.

IMO restoration and noise removal is something that is uninteresting for 
audio engineering. I prefer vinyl, but if vinyl is broken, then it's 
broken, there's no way to do any useful restoration with any tool for 
any OS. How should this work? It's impossible. But okay, people have got 
different needs and I believe that there are tools that do the best that 
is possible. Maybe Wine/ Wineasio can be used to get some of the better 
tools to do noise removal for vinyl.

I prefer noise prevention, but for sure there always is some noise, when 
recording external equipment. The only useful way to eliminate noise is 
to do it manually in silent parts, because this needs human thinking. 
For some noise it's better to fade in and out to a lower level, related 
to other tracks, were no silence is. Completely auto cut or auto reduce 
noise most times will have an audible result.


We should focus on prevention instead of postprocessing.

By the way, I tend to add some noise and crackling to absolutely clean 
produced digital recordings. But okay, we all prefer different flavours :).

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