FDP Home Page / FDP Forum / FAQ's

The FDP is made possible by the following companies and individual members like you.
Please use the links below to show them we value their sponsorship.

Guitar Center

Amazon

Jensen Loudspeakers

MOD KITS DIY

Amplified Parts

Sweetwater

WD Music

Apex Tube Matching

Musician's Friend

Antique Electronics Supply

Yellowjackets Tube Converters


* God bless America and our men and women in uniform *

* Illegitimi non carborundum! *

If you benefit and learn from the FDP and enjoy our site, please help support us and become a Contributing Member or make a Donation today! The FDP counts on YOU to help keep the site going with an annual contribution. It's quick and easy with PayPal. Please do it TODAY!

Chris Greene, Host & Founder

LOST YOUR PASSWORD?

......................................................................

   
FDP Jam
Calendar
Find musicians
in your area!
  Search the Forums  

FDP Forum / Home Recording Forum / Using Audacity to clean up old LP recordings

ECS-3
Contributing Member
**********

USA / Virginia

Jun 17th, 2015 07:25 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

After my disaster trying to use CUBASE I have been very satisfied with the results I'm getting using Audacity to clean up my old LP recordings.

Most of my LPs dated back to my high school / college days and I didn't take very good care of them. About 5 years ago I got rid of them and my old Dual 1229 turntable, but not before I copied a bunch of them to CDs.

After some experimentation, here's my current clean up process, and it produces very good results if you ask me. Do them in this order for best results.

1)Click Removal - I use this feature with the default settings. It removes a lot of the clicks and pops. Eliminating those also gives you some headroom for step 2.
2)Amplify - this feature will perform linear amplification on a track so that the loudest peaks will be up to 0 dB. I have seen this increase some of my recordings up to 9 db or so, typically 3-6 dB. If it's going to be less than 3 dB I don't bother with it.
3)Noise Removal - in this process you select a quiet portion (lead in track, in between cuts) to give the program a noise profile. I typically select about 1 second of noise. Then you select the entire track and apply the noise removal. This produces some amazing results!
4)"Zero out" the lead in and cut down if necessary. You can select a portion of a track, like the lead in, and zero it out so it's completely silent. Also, if you have a long lead in you can cut it down some.

The net results of all this is a much nicer recording to listen to. It is time consuming though.

Dadical
Contributing Member
**********
****

I am not a complete

idiot - I have several pieces missing!
Jun 18th, 2015 02:58 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm doing the same with Adobe Audition. V3 is free now. Adobe has very advanced cleaning tools. It was originally designed as a set of cleaning and restoration tools for the recording and movie industries.




reverendrob
FDP Data Goon
Moderator

When I sin

I sin real good
Jun 18th, 2015 04:36 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'd also save your original non-cleaned files to be honest.

The things you're doing to it in Audacity can't be undone unless you save the files in question in their native state.

FDP Forum / Home Recording Forum / Using Audacity to clean up old LP recordings




Reply to this Topic
Display my email address             Lost your password?
Your Message:
Link Address (URL):
Link Title:




Moderators: Chris Greene  Iron Man  reverendrob  

FDP, LLC Privacy Policy: Your real name, username, and email
are held in confidence and not disclosed to any third parties, sold, or
used for anything other than FDP Forum registration unless you specifically authorize disclosure.

Furtkamp.com 
Internet Application Development

Copyright © 1999-2017 Fender Discussion Page, LLC   All Rights Reserved