I’ve attached a 15 second mp3 file that has alot of pops and scratch noise. I’ve tried many suggestions to remove/reduce them (while not harming the music) w/out success.
This is just a short sample of an hour long tape w/ the same pops and scratches throughout.
Hopefully someone can recommend a better way.
In some cases there is no music when the pop/scratch occurs
So best-case-scenario there will be silence where the scratch was.
Have you tried editing the original recording, or was it converted to mp3 first? (e.g. .WAV file) This can make a difference.
Thanks, that works, but there are hundreds if not more
Thanks, yes I do have the wav file and I’ve tried all the suggestions on it, but the same poor results.
So I tried two things on this mp3 file:
The first thing I tried was using audacity’s built-in click-removal. I first Normalized the audio, then ran click-removal with the parameters 110, 40.
The second thing I tried was using Paul’s De-clicker nyquist program with the built-in parameters. See: Updated De-Clicker and new De-esser for speech
However, be warned: This plug-in doesn’t like long files.
I had similar results each way. You can also try combining the effects or working with the parameters. Good Luck.
Are you sure those aren’t digital capture errors? Can you listen to the actual player with headphones?
ya. I listened w/ headphones. the cassette tape is very old.