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     I've used Cool Edit Pro 1.0 (I assume that 2.0 is better) for
personal and professional work, at least until we can manage to get
SoundForge 6.0 and Noise Reduction 2 for my project at the Library. I've
tried various editions of Diamond Cut but I don't like its setup or its
results. I like the flexibilty of Cool Edit Pro, and it is possible to
remove a good number of the ticks and pops without hurting the sound
quality, at least with earlier 78s. I  find that on higher quality
audio, the treble end suffers with just about any global de-clicking in
Cool Edit 1. At home, I usually declick by hand with good but slow
results.
   I haven't yet heard a background noise reducer, other than careful
EQing, that doesn't make things sound worse to my ear. That "breathing"
effect you can hear even on recent re-issues like the Miles Davis Blue
Note  recordings is far more obtrusive than tape hiss or groove noise.
For EQing 78s, I prefer the results on SoundForge 5 to CoolEdit 1, but
there are probably better ways to do that either in analog or digital.

James

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If one can't afford a CEDAR system, is there any software that comes
close
when cleaning up 78s of pops, crackles and surface noise?

Tom Diamant
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