Noise Reduction Whizz Bangery

This is something I worked on the other day and was so pleased with the end result, I thought I’d share it.

I was asked to help clean up some audio: a very old recording of a song that’s being used as part of the local BBC commemorations of the start of the First World War.

I’m not sure what this was originally recorded on (wax perhaps?) but it’s pretty messy. Don’t feel the need to play to the very end!

After using a combination of Adobe Audition and Izotope RX3 I came up with this.


That was done on a fast turn-around and I could go on and tweak some more. I’ve done one more take, with virtually no crackle left and to be honest it sounded “too clean”, considering what it is.

Noise reduction and clean up – I love it.