For private clients, I often provide a raw copy of the disk with
semi-appropriate EQ and then a final copy with all the cleaning bells
and whistles. I have not played with Cedar for a while, and have never
owned it, but I suspect that on something like you have neither Cedar
nor iZotope RX will provide a miracle.
Hearing the original usually makes them happy for what I could do.
Actually, I'm doing that with a tape now--that's horrid and the person
who recorded it knows it and she was pleased what I could resurrect.
On 2019-02-03 5:24 p.m., Tim Gillett wrote:
> Hi Steve, getting those particular worn acoustic disc recordings to
> sound great on ANY system, speakers or headphones, sounds like a tall
> order to me. Perhaps a note should be attached to the final mp3 files
> stating the age of the recordings and the lack of good, unworn copies.
> Working with poor recordings can be disheartening when we know ahead of
> time that they will never sound great, and that probably the ordinary
> listener will not be impressed. Sometimes I try to explain to a
> customer how much *worse* the final result would have sounded if it had
> been produced without the necessary equipment and skill.
> Tim Gillett
> Western Australia
Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask]
Aurora, Ontario, Canada 647 479 2800
Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.