[Ardour-Users] Reduce Noise

fred f.rech at yahoo.fr
Wed Oct 14 13:02:38 PDT 2009

Ralf Mardorf a écrit :
> Christopher Stamper wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 2:56 PM, teza <tsaliou75 at orange.fr> wrote:
>>> Hi everyone, somebody could tell me how to reduce noise generated by an
>>> overdrive on a guitar track, and How to reduce noise ingeneral.
>> You want to know how to reduce noise in a file that already exists, or
>> do you want to know how to make your recordings have less noise?
>> What kind of noise is this?
>> Can't help much without this kind of info...
> Yes, more info is needed. Anyway, here are some hints. If you are 
> using single coils, like I do, you have got an antenna for electric 
> fields. Keep away from monitors, power supplies, computers. Try to 
> play with two single coils and to get the sound of just one single 
> coil screw one near to the strings and the other away from them. For 
> amp recording forget galvanic isolation, use microphones or if 
> possible for the needed sound, connect the guitar without an amp to 
> the mixer. You can decouple Ground by special capacitors, to be 
> honest, sometimes I just switch ground off without using a capacitor. 
> I don't like gates, better reduce the level in passages were you don't 
> play the guitar when you do the mixing. I don't like to cut away all 
> the noise in those passages, but ... more info is needed, e.g. a link 
> to a sample if you can't describe the noise. Eliminating noise for 
> passages were you play the guitar IMO is nearly impossible without 
> damaging the guitars signal too.
> Ralf
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I agree with Ralf, when you play there's nothing to do, except erase 
noise before. It means reduce the overdrive level, cut some hiFreq if 
noise is here... And of course give more infos to the list about the 
kind of noise we're talking about !
Amitiés sudistes --fred

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