Audio Enhancement Software for Mac??

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by jehoover, May 26, 2008.

  1. jehoover macrumors newbie

    May 26, 2008
    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????
  2. AviationFan macrumors 6502a


    Jan 12, 2006
    Cedar Rapids, IA
  3. jehoover thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 26, 2008

    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
  4. oceanzen macrumors regular


    Dec 4, 2006
    Madrid, España
    Sadly it's not out 'til Autumn but this is going to change a lot of things

    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.
  5. ausdave macrumors member


    Aug 28, 2007
    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.
  6. Chairman Plow macrumors regular

    Chairman Plow

    May 15, 2008
    I heard about this a few months ago. I must have it. :cool:
  7. andyarroncope macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2012
    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
  8. fastlanephil macrumors 6502a


    Nov 17, 2007
    It looks like BIAS(Sound Soap) is out of business.
  9. Boyd01 macrumors 68020

    Feb 21, 2012
    New Jersey Pine Barrens

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