Cleaning up recording cheap / free?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by Sly, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. Sly macrumors 6502


    Nov 30, 2003
    Airstrip One
    I have been asked to transfer an old reel to reel tape recording to CD and clean it up. The recording is family memories; children singing, reminiscings of old now passed away relatives etc. It was recorded during the 1960's by my Uncle with a cheap mic so the recordings are poor to start with. I now have it digitized using Audio Hijack but I want to clean it up the best i can without having to spend any/much money as this is a one off project. Any suggestions most welcome.
  2. Leddy macrumors regular

    Dec 16, 2008
    You could grab a program like Audacity (on the free side) - it has various plug-ins for noise reduction etc. that you can apply to your audio recording. Use them sparingly for best results though.

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