In a message dated 10/16/03 8:52:09 AM, [log in to unmask] writes:
<< Maybe keeping the noise is
better. I'm open to suggestions. >>
Its probably best not to do radical noise removal as you record. You can
apply noise removal in a non-destructive manner, so that you can rethink choices,
or if better noise removal becomes available you can take advantage of it.
A company called Arboretum sells some reasonable priced software that works
very well: Ray Gun, and Ionizer. Some are stand-alone, some are meant for use
as a plug-in with MacIntosh-oriented editing or DAW programs. The editing
program Cool Edit pro (company recently purchased by Adobe Software) offers
excellent noise reduction and other features at a very reasonable price -- PC only.
In any case you'll want to do some equalization, so look for a good
equalization feature in editing software, or from a plug-in manufacturer like Waves,
whose stuff is first rate and easy to use.
I also highly recommend K.A.B. ElectroAcoustics for hardware: turntables,
cartriges and styli -- they offer some excellent preamps with equalization, noise
filtering and noise reduction features from about $500.00 - $1300.00.