Here’s my De-Ess suggested settings for using Paul-L DeEssing tool on that “resist the temptation” track …
The threshold setting on Paul-L’s DeEsser is critical, as it is a hard “brickwall” limiter.
I lower threshold setting in 1dB steps until it’s audibly* taking too-much off, then raise the threshold by 1 or 2 dB above that too-much setting.
[ * it’s also visible on spectrogram when too-much sibilance has been removed, when visually comparing it with normal sibilance ].
There is a mouth-quelch noise between the S&T of “resist” . I had a go removing that mouth-noise with the equalizer, Audacity’s new spectral editing tools would do a similar removal job , but I’ve yet learn how to use them.
I downloaded your plug-ins but I’m a total technical newbie. I’m most interested in the deesser, to take out my lispy s, but eliminating lip clicks would be great too.
My difficulty is that I don’t really understand any of the variables. I ran the deesser with the defaults and it sounded horrible, very muffled. I’ve played about with the variables, but I really have no idea what I’m doing. Could you suggest some variables to use? And some ranges to change specific variables that would be a good idea to play around with? I can send you an audio file if that helps.
Yes it’s for any computer that Audacity runs on, though it won’t work with very old versions of Audacity.
The current version of Audacity is 2.1.2, which is available here: Audacity ® | Download for Mac OS.
I’m back, necro-ing this thread after over a year, haha.
Been using this for some time, and had a weird occurrence I wanted to ask about. Recommended # of passes is 2. I’ve been doing that standard for years. However, the longer the length of the file, it seems to get exponentially longer. For example a 20 min file takes about an hour, two passes, while a 30 min file takes about 2 hours.
Here’s where it gets really strange though. If I take that same 30 min file that takes 2 hours with 2 passes, and I lower it to one pass, it only takes 25 min! So then that stands to reason that if I just run the de-clicker with 1 pass twice, it would take 50 minutes, or less than half the time of running it once with 2 passes. Does this make a difference? Does multiple passes have some other effect? I’ve noticed the big hang in processing time happens between the passes, so wherever this plugin is dragging, it’s there.
I’ve also noticed that it never uses more than about 20% of system resources, even if I use the task manager to raise the priority of Audacity higher. If it could somehow be enhanced to use all my system resources (though I have no clue in the world how this can be done) it might also run faster.
I’m just always looking for ways to cut down processing time, and so I thought I’d share this with y’all. I do prefer the results of 2 pass as 1 pass misses some clicks, but I haven’t yet tried running 1 pass twice.
I’ll leave most of the points that you raise to Paul (the developer) as I find the code almost incomprehensible.
Audacity is almost exclusively “single core” at present, so on a 4 core machine you are likely to see Audacity’s CPU utilization ‘capped’ to 25%. As multi-core systems are becoming the norm, Audacity is likely to make more use of multiple cores in the future, but this is pretty complex stuff to program so it’s not going to happen overnight.
I just want to tell you that I am still uding your ingenious DE-CLICKER as much as I use Noise Removal, tho I IMMEDIATELY DE-CLICK … t h e n I remove the silly ol’ BG noize … haha I typed UDING! Who cares, Im leaving it for all to enjoy! I commented way-back-when after my first few uses and knew immediately that YOU’RE ON IT DOG GONE IT! I mean YOU HAVE NO IDEA what a life & time saver DE-CLICKER is and NOT that I have WET MOUTH SOUND like your friend, bc I DONT, I just LOATHE mouth sounds whether they be wet or dry in nature (OK maybe not all teehee) and YOU, SIR, ARE A GOD … I tell everybody about you and your DELECTABLE DE-CLICKER!!
Oh Oh … so I just upgraded (no notifs/i forget to check) so YTF is it not included in the download pack? It’s a MUST-HAVE! More ppl would DL freakin Audacity to have a/your DE-CLICKER! Thank god google showed me the way!
Yes, but make sure the Plug-Ins folders in 2.0.6 and 2.1.1 don’t contain any custom plugins that you may want to keep.
You are now only concerned with 2.1.3. As it says in the link I gave, the best place to put your extra plugins is in ~/Library/Application Support/audacity/Plug-Ins. That way, they won’t get overwritten when you install the next version of Audacity over 2.1.3.
To get to that folder, open Finder, look in the Go menu at the top and choose “Go to Folder”. In that box, type or paste:
then paste your plugins in there.
And then in 2.1.3, open Effect > Add / Remove Plug-ins…, select the plugins you added to ~/Library/Application Support/audacity/Plug-Ins, click “Enable” then OK.
Pasted ~/Library/Application Support/audacity/Plug-Ins. Came up empty-handed. I backed-it up to ~/Library/Application Support/audacity and got this.
Notice plugins is empty. In my frustration, I took everything to the trash and re-d/l 2.1.3. I opened a file id been working on (to test) and all the effects that I believe come packaged were greyed out. Some were avail toward the bottom. I clicked the “manager”, no ability to add the standards, mostly izotopes, apple et al.
At this point, Im hoping for the defaults (NR, EQ, amp + low & high pass filter, hard limiter + P’s DeClicker. Believe I’ve tried izotopes declicker once. it applies it somewhere in the middle of your audio as I recall and scrambles the rest (trial perhaps?).