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.
Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask]
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