I've had some success in lessening "impossible" clicks by reducing the
amplitude of the click to match the surrounding waveform. It essentially
does the same as what you describe here and leaves the original length
of the recording intact, especially when working on a disc or cylinder
with a long crack. It also allows you to use a declicker on a final pass
to clean up what clicks are left.
All using Cool Edit Pro.
Now, a question. Why do some prefer Cool Edit over the successor program
Adobe Audition? I understand there are some functions that may have been
removed, but cannot remember what they are.
Parker Dinkins wrote:
> on 7/26/07 8:06 PM US/Central, Tom Fine at [log in to unmask]
>> But if you do Jack's method, you're left with the same problem as Terry -- a
>> microsecond of blank space, which is just as noticeable and annoying as the
> By scraping off only the precise moment of the click, you're in effect
> creating a high speed fadeout and fade-in. It's audible, but less annoying
> than the click itself.
> There's an overview of analog and digital de-clicking at
> http://www.cedaraudio.com/intro/declick_intro.html - but without a
> description of manually scraping off the oxide.
> Parker Dinkins
> MasterDigital Corporation
> Audio Restoration + CD Mastering