Re: restoring audio from microcassette ...

From: owen (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Aug 22 2007 - 14:56:48 PDT

You can give Steve a call.

Philip Hood wrote:

> hi, I have a friend who sent me this note & I told
> him that I would send it to this list to get a
> professional opinion on it. Now, I don't know the
> state of his tape and whether or not its very fragile,
> as he doesn't specify how old the tape is, but I think
> the tape won't be more than 10 years old. I also
> have a copy of adobe audition that has some denoising
> and dehiss filters. I could just as quickly see that he's
> got a copy of this, get him to output the signal from
> a microcassette player and work with him on it, or, say, turn the
> thing over to someone to do,
> but I fear that this will be prohibitively expensive,
> as in not sure his few hundred dollars budget will
> do. Does anyone here have any suggestions or know of
> any group dealing with things like this:
> Hi Phil,
> I have a microcassette recording of an ordinary half-hour
> conversation that I would like to play back and transcribe. This
> recording took place many years ago in an office (not a recording
> studio); there is a lot of hiss in the recording, and in general,
> the voices of some of the participants are quiet and indistinct in
> places. What is the best way to enhance the recording so that all
> of the voices are as audible as possible? (I believe this process
> is called "audio restoration") Should I somehow get it into a
> computer and then apply a filter to remove the high-frequency
> components? Should I give it to a studio? This is a very special
> recording, and I would like to get as clear a version of it as I
> can, and I am willing to pay for it within reason (say, as much as
> a few hundred dollars if need be). All suggestions would be welcome.
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