mp3 cleanup tips?

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  1. KA

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    hey dudes,

    im trying to clean up some audio files that have hiss and crackles. ive been trying to do it via process e.g. bit rate converting and adjusting dithering/noise shaping. some improvements but not satisfactory.

    im using sonic foundry/forge btw.
     
  2. DilaZirK

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    If said hiss and crackles are really brief (say less than a millisecond), I just open up the file in any audio editor and erase it. This technically erases part of the song as well, but if it's that brief, it's won't be noticeable at all.

    If said hiss and crackles stretches on for quite a bit on the other hand, I'm afraid I do not possess the expertise or the software to suppress it...
     
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    Watch the levels, is it going over the 0? You may just being hearing audio clipping
     
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    Why would MP3s have hiss and crackles? Those are usually analog audio problems.
     
  5. FreshDebesh

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    They could have hiss and crackles if the source material is a vinyl record or cassette. I personally use Cool Edit Pro and its the best thing ever! I love remastering music from the 80's and what not, and that program totally helps in the cleaning up part.
     
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    goldwave is great. i use it all the time.
     
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    wow, this actually works. my source files are in bad shape originally but the difference is distinct, thx buddy.
     
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