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jehoover
May 26, 2008, 01:39 PM
Looking for a software package for my imac that can allow me to take out background noise, pull vocals from the background and just overall enhance recordings whether from digital recorders, cell phones, or tape players.

Please help, there seems to be a lot of high end confusing apps for PC but I am not sure what apple has????



AviationFan
May 27, 2008, 10:20 AM
Two that have a very good reputation are:


Sound Soap 2 or Pro:
http://www.bias-inc.com/products/soundSoap2/
Waves Restoration Bundle:
http://www.waves.com/Content.aspx?id=197

They both run on Macs, according to their specs. I don't have anything quite that advanced myself; I often use the noise removal function in Apple's Soundtrack Pro application, which depending on the type of noise can often help.

- Martin

jehoover
May 27, 2008, 05:30 PM
Thanks

I am in law enforcement and would like to clean up some recorded conversations. Most enhancement companies just run the conversations through some filters and charge a fortune.

I heard of SoundSoap2 which seems great for removing hiss crackle etc, but trying to pull voices out of the background or remove an audio background noise that is changing may be tough.

thanks again

Chairman Plow
May 28, 2008, 05:04 PM
Possibly Izotope RX?

http://www.izotope.com/products/audio/rx/

oceanzen
May 28, 2008, 07:37 PM
Sadly it's not out 'til Autumn but this is going to change a lot of things

http://www.celemony.com/cms/index.php?id=dna

Really though don't the police have Computer technicians or someone you can ask? Most people on will know about plugins useful to musicians.

I just say this because I have asked before about CSI style audio programmes and got a load of suggestions that were basically hiss/crackle removers but not much more.

ausdave
May 28, 2008, 08:00 PM
Thanks

I am in law enforcement and would like to clean up some recorded conversations. Most enhancement companies just run the conversations through some filters and charge a fortune.

I heard of SoundSoap2 which seems great for removing hiss crackle etc, but trying to pull voices out of the background or remove an audio background noise that is changing may be tough.

thanks again

You probably won't be able to buy a program that will be be able to do what you want to do out of the box.

Its often knowing where and when to use particular processes (rather than just being able to magically click a button) that is what you're probably paying for (expertise).

I had a lecturer years ago that did this stuff for the police and he had some amazing tricks up his sleave that I would never have thought of doing.

Chairman Plow
May 29, 2008, 05:52 PM
Sadly it's not out 'til Autumn but this is going to change a lot of things

http://www.celemony.com/cms/index.php?id=dna

Really though don't the police have Computer technicians or someone you can ask? Most people on will know about plugins useful to musicians.

I just say this because I have asked before about CSI style audio programmes and got a load of suggestions that were basically hiss/crackle removers but not much more.

I heard about this a few months ago. I must have it. :cool:

andyarroncope
Dec 24, 2012, 03:53 PM
Looking for a software package for my imac that can allow me to take out background noise, pull vocals from the background and just overall enhance recordings whether from digital recorders, cell phones, or tape players.

Please help, there seems to be a lot of high end confusing apps for PC but I am not sure what apple has????

I'm not sure if you've tried Garageband? It comes with most iMacs in iLife.
It has manny different Gates, enhancers, compressors and reducers. I've used it many times to enhance recorded conversations. It's good enough to pull voices that you couldn't hear in the original recording. It has a speech enhancer that will reduce noise to almost none.

Best of luck :)
-Andy Cope

P.S. (if your mac doesn't have garage band, you can download it from the app store for $15.00

fastlanephil
Dec 24, 2012, 08:59 PM
Two that have a very good reputation are:


Sound Soap 2 or Pro:
http://www.bias-inc.com/products/soundSoap2/
Waves Restoration Bundle:
http://www.waves.com/Content.aspx?id=197

They both run on Macs, according to their specs. I don't have anything quite that advanced myself; I often use the noise removal function in Apple's Soundtrack Pro application, which depending on the type of noise can often help.

- Martin

It looks like BIAS(Sound Soap) is out of business.

Boyd01
Dec 25, 2012, 08:25 AM
Thread is over four years old... ;)