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From: "Richard L. Hess" <[log in to unmask]>
>  From all that I have seen, Cedar _Cambridge_ with a bunch of their 
> modules is the choice if you wish to do serious disc cleanup for 
> re-release. Seth Winner gave a great demo of "Retouch" at the ARSC 
> conference and I've had fantastic demos from both Graham Newton and 
> Gilles St. Laurent of the disc cleaning abilities.
> 
> I find it is possible (and there is a trend) to over-use the noise 
> reduction, but, when applied well, it is excellent. I have heard 
> things over-Cedared even with Cambridge, although my personal 
> experience with the commercial re-release of one of my masters about 
> five years ago does not qualify for "current" and it was pre-Cambridge.
> 
> I would suggest for tape hiss type noise removal that Algorithmix 
> Noise Free Pro is also an excellent choice. I have not evaluated the 
> pro version of Algorithmix's disc cleanup plug-in, but the Sound 
> Laundry version does not come close to Cambridge.
> 
> Cambridge is waaay above the Cedar boxes in what I've heard...but 
> then, I don't do discs although I keep learning about them by osmosis 
> at places like ARSC conferences and Graham's and Gilles's labs.
> 
However, as I understand things, CEDAR or any of its parts are rather
expensive...am I correct here?

Steven C. Barr