The demo version of Capstan is full featured and good for 30 days. Would 
that be enough time to accomplish the task? 30 days of someone's time 
who owns the software has to be expensive.



Corey Bailey Audio Engineering

On 8/26/2018 8:43 AM, John Schroth wrote:
> Hello ARSC members. I'm hoping to get some advice.
> I'm digitizing a collection of aural history interviews recorded on 
> cassette tape. The deck that was used for recording was a standard low 
> cost portable deck with the built-in mic. Several of the tapes have 
> some serious wow at the beginning of the tape. It gets better 5 
> minutes in although it's still there as the recording goes on.
> I'm hoping to repair the wow with at least an acceptable listenable 
> result through software. I read a bit about Melodyne Capstan, but it 
> appears to me that this program keys in on musical notes to fix wow in 
> content that's musical in nature. Since this content is not musical, 
> would Capstan still work? The price for the software is beyond the 
> client's budget, so I'm happy to work with someone who has the 
> software, if the software would work and that person would be 
> interested in a small one-off job.
> Are there other programs that can automatically fix wow in recorded 
> content that is spoken word? There's too much content time to try and 
> fix this manually and still stay within the client's budget parameters 
> so it has to be an automatic software based program that is affordable 
> ($250 or less). I can't seem to find other offerings that fit within 
> the client's budget parameters.
> Thanks in advance for any input.
> Kind Regards,
> John Schroth
> Media Transfer Service, LLC