Noise Reduction Manual

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Unformatted text preview: hainer. The Audio Plug-in Chainer dialog will appear. APPENDIX A TIPS AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 56 Sound Forge Add plug-in dialog Sound Forge Audio Plug-in Chainer dialog 2. Click the Add ( ) button. The Add Plug-Ins dialog will appear. 3. In the Add Plug-Ins dialog, select the plug-ins you want and click the Add button. Select multiple plug-ins by holding down the Ctrl key. The plug-ins will appear in the order that you added them in the Audio Plug-In Chainer dialog. Note: You can then modify the parameters for each plug-in by double clicking on the list entries. 4. Click the OK button on the Audio Plug-in Chainer dialog to process the audio file. Removing clicks and pops manually in Sound Forge You may use either the Click and Crackle Removal plug-in or the Pencil tool ( Forge to manually remove clicks and pop noise in an audio file. ) in Sound Using Click and Crackle Removal plug-in To remove a click manually in Sound Forge, do the following: 1. Select approximately 15 milliseconds of the audio’s click noise. Make sure the click is centered in the selection. 2. From the DirectX menu, choose Click and Crackle Removal. The Click and Crackle Removal dialog will appear. 3. Adjust the Sensitivity control to a high setting and the Max click size control to 3.0 ms. 4. Click the Remove low frequency rumble check box to disable it. TIPS AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS APPENDIX A 57 5. Right-click below the Name field to display a pop-up menu. 6. From the pop-up menu, choose Configuration. The Real-Time Preview Configuration dialog will appear. 7 Set the Crossfade edges to 3 milliseconds. This setting will be applied each time you use . Click and Crackle Removal in future restorations. 8. Click OK to remove the click noise within your selection. If the click noise is not totally removed, repeat steps 2-8 and adjust the Sensitivity and Max click size controls. Note: If you are having trouble removing the click noise, try the same steps using the Vinyl Restoration plug-in. Using the pencil tool ( ) in Sound Forge to remove clicks 1. Magnify the click on the audio’s waveform. 2. Select the Pencil tool from the tool bar. Or, from the Edit menu, choose Tool and then Pencil. 3. With the Pencil tool ( APPENDIX A ), draw in a new waveform right over the click. TIPS AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 58 Restoring clipping regions in Sound Forge To restore a clip manually in Sound Forge, do the following: 1. Select approximately 15 milliseconds of the audio’s click noise. Make sure the click is centered in the selection. 2. From the DirectX menu, choose Sounic Foundry Clipped Peak Restoration. The Clipped Peak Resortion dialog will appear. 3. Select the No Attenuation, limit clips preset from the drop-down. 4. Select the Crossfade edges check box so that it is enabled. 5. Click the OK and the clip should have been restored. If not, try making a larger selection in the file around the clip. Using non-DirectX Noise Reduction in Sound Forge If you have the non-DirectX version of Noise Reduction, you may continue to use it. The non-DirectX Noise Reduction plug-in included tools for manually finding and removing clicks in Sound Forge. These non-DirectX plug-ins can still be used in conjunction with the new version of Noise Reduction. However, they are not included on the CD-ROM with the newest version of Noise Reduction. Why are my Noise Reduction presets unavailable in the Sound Forge Audio Plug-in Chainer? This issue is a know bug in the Sound Forge Audio Plug-in Chainer. The Noise Reduction presets created outside the chainer will not be listed. However, any presets that you create from within the Audio Plug-in Chainer will be saved. This issue will be addressed in future versions of Sound Forge. TIPS AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS APPENDIX A 59 Vegas The following section relates to tips and questions as they apply when using Noise Reduction with Vegas. Using Noise Reduction as a Bus FX with Vegas To perform Noise Reduction as a Bus FX in Vegas, do the following: 1. Click on the Bus FX control. The Plug-In Chooser dialog will appear. 2. Add the Noise Reduction plug-in as a Bus FX by double-clicking and clicking the Bus FX Plug-In Chooser’s OK button. The Noise Reduction dialog will appear. 3. On the Noise Reduction dialog, click the Capture Noiseprint check box. 4. Make a time selection in Vegas. (Make sure the tracks you want to apply Noise Reduction to are assigned to the Bus with the FX.) 5. On the Vegas transport bar, click the play ( ) button. (If looped play is enabled, click the stop ( ) button. Otherwise Vegas will continue playing the time selection.) After the noiseprint has been captured, use the Noise Reduction controls to edit. APPENDIX A TIPS AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 60 Using Noise Reduction as an Assignable FX with Vegas Vegas allows you to create an FX chain, so you may use “chain” together different effects and edit it real-time. The procedure below describes adding only Noise Reduction. To perform Noise Reduction as an Assignable FX in Vegas, do the following: 1. From the Insert menu, choose Assignable FX. The FX Plug-In Chooser will appear. 2. Add the Noise Reduction plug-in as an Assignable FX b...
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