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From: "Richard L. Hess" <[log in to unmask]>
> From all that I have seen, Cedar _Cambridge_ with a bunch of their
> modules is the choice if you wish to do serious disc cleanup for
> re-release. Seth Winner gave a great demo of "Retouch" at the ARSC
> conference and I've had fantastic demos from both Graham Newton and
> Gilles St. Laurent of the disc cleaning abilities.
> I find it is possible (and there is a trend) to over-use the noise
> reduction, but, when applied well, it is excellent. I have heard
> things over-Cedared even with Cambridge, although my personal
> experience with the commercial re-release of one of my masters about
> five years ago does not qualify for "current" and it was pre-Cambridge.
> I would suggest for tape hiss type noise removal that Algorithmix
> Noise Free Pro is also an excellent choice. I have not evaluated the
> pro version of Algorithmix's disc cleanup plug-in, but the Sound
> Laundry version does not come close to Cambridge.
> Cambridge is waaay above the Cedar boxes in what I've heard...but
> then, I don't do discs although I keep learning about them by osmosis
> at places like ARSC conferences and Graham's and Gilles's labs.
However, as I understand things, CEDAR or any of its parts are rather
expensive...am I correct here?
Steven C. Barr