Hi, Tim and John,
That was also my understanding.
I think Plangent can even lock onto hum.
I assume the budget is $250 for the project and not per tape to de-wow.
I have left some projects go un-de-wowed due to costs.
On 2018-08-26 8:09 PM, Tim Gillett wrote:
> Hi John,
> Unfortunately it appears Capstan only works on "polyphonic" musical
> sources, not on speech. We had a discussion about this same issue on the
> Sound on Sound forum and the company's product manager came on, saying
> he had tried but been been unable to successfully reduce wow on speech.
> All the company's references to successful removal of wow seem to apply
> to music only.
> Jamie Howarth's "Plagent Process" uses the recorded bias tone as a speed
> reference. That normally only applies to professional open reel
> recordings but if there are other tones on the recording such as a
> whistle etc it may be possible to use that as a speed reference to at
> least partially fix the wow.
> Unusual to have wow at the beginning of a tape side. Usually it will be
> worse at the end of a tape side.
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