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Re: Curious about Ableton Live

Yes, Cool Edit was kind of "the holy graal" for audio restoration
under Window OS. Nice that it is still alive in Audition! Today I have
the GRM-Tools plugins on a Mac that offer a similar "noisy audio
cleaning" functionality. I've also been using the Waves Restoration
suite a couple of times. All these are file cleaning stuff that you
apply to recorded file as "sample editing" or "post processing".

Logic has a noise cleaning plugin but it is quite bad, works better as
"weird noise effect"  ;-)  Makes audio sway and bubble like
under-water sound.

Myself I rarely use those tools today, since they all color the sound
in some way. What I do instead to clean up recorded audio is to
automate EQ in the mixing process. I might dial in only a narrow EQ
band to become active for adjusting only these frequencies forexactly
about the time the noise disturbance exists in the recorded material.
This is a lot of work but quite fun - I also like to sweep narrow
frequency bands up and down just "as effect", a subtle way to make a
recording come alive. There are plugins that do this too (GRM) and it
is one of the most used techniques in Metasynth. Just another related
thought I found interesting to throw in here... :-)

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen
www.looproom.com internet music hub

On Sat, Jun 18, 2011 at 12:28 PM, andy butler <akbutler@tiscali.co.uk> 
> For noise reduction Adobe Audition is the precision tool.
> (aka Cool Edit, which may still be around in some form, but pc only).
> --In "arrangement view", Copy/paste portions of audio files across
> a workspace in an arbitrary manner
> (where I can decide whether or not they sync up with the existing 
> tracks).
> Audition's perfect for that too.
> ...but it's not intended for live use, I don't even know if it would
> be practical to host a looping plugin with it in a live situation.
> However, I think the rest of your requirements would be met by
> using Mobius as a standalone. (not 100% sure)
> andy
> Matt Davignon wrote:
>> Hmmm, that may be a deal breaker for me. I'm not asking for real-time
>> noise reduction, just the ability to de-hiss tracks once they're 
>> recorded.
>>    I was like:
>>    So, no noise reduction, huh?