I don't know how and when the video tape was digitized. My customer gave me
an 44.1/16 audio file to work with. And yes, it is music.
I had tried reducing the highs, but that doesn't help much. Even though the
spectrogram shows that the fade-outs reach down to 6 kHz, hearing can still
detect the fades even though I lowpassed at 8 kHz.
Anyway, I had a try with Izotope RX7. I zoomed into a fade-out in the
Then used the Brush tool and adjusted it to the size that fits with the
I "painted" manually with the Brush tool a "V-shaped" area to the
fade-out trying to
follow it's shapes. (Each fade-out is different to the others).
Then, using the Deconstruct Tool, I enhanced the Tonal content by about
+4 dB and the
Noise content by about + 1,5 dB. Then, zoomed more in (because that's
making the brush tool smaller in size , did the same procedure again and
bit the gains. Most fade-downs need 2-4 such rounds.
It showed up that there isn't much tonal content left in the fade-outs
to get it more
However, trying to smooth out the noise so that it would be about the
same as it
is on both sides of the fade-out makes it a bit better, as the noise
distract the ear as much as earlier.
Doing this manually is pretty slow. It took me 1,5 hours to treat a 40
at the end of the recording, where the fading is at it's worst.
I am not familiar with Izotope Ozone, but possibly I should give it a
try. However, right now it might be a bit slow for me to to learn how to
use a new tool.