Old 03-19-2017, 04:27 PM   #1
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I have dozens of clips (wavs) from old public domain sources. Most have some kind of background music running through them. I know I could use some combinations of eq and fft to get rid of the music if I handled the clips on a one-at-a-time basis but thought I'd ask for advice and ideas that might help automate the process before I just jump in on this labor intensive procedure. There are enough that it would be a real time saver to be able to try to batch them somehow. Suggestions?

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Old 03-19-2017, 05:07 PM   #2
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If there is a spot with a sample of just the noise, this app is great at learning it and removing it.

http://wavearts.com/products/plugins/mr-noise/
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:59 AM   #3
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thanks, coachz. unfortunately, it's music so it's tonal and changes. for basic noise i usually just use reafft. tends to be kind of slow and cumbersome for this kind of thing, though, in my experience. in the past this is something i would have used samplitude's spectral editing for. very fast and versatile. easy to select tones and quash them visually. don't think reaper has anything of that level...yet. no longer have samplitude on the machine either.

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babag what made you give up Samplitude?

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Old 03-27-2017, 10:46 AM   #5
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Any comment Babag just a small question?

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Old 03-27-2017, 12:34 PM   #6
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sorry grinder. wasn't getting a lot of attention here so i drifted away.

i always hated the dongle for samplitude. i used samplitude from v2.5 through prox. when magix took over it seemed doubled-edged: they had resources but were overly paranoid and protective. when they actually started removing functionality i'd always used (video stuff) and wanted me to pay an extra couple of grand for a sequoia upgrade to get it back i bailed. at that time i'd already been observing reaper for a couple of years and liked it because of the openness. reaper reminded me of what i liked about samplitude and its community back in the nineties. easy decision, really.

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Oh no a dongle did not realize that....
I get the "paranoid and protective." too. When you keep people away from
the forum because they have not joined up it is a little protective.
I have been looking at this program for over 10 years.....
Thanks for your reply Babag maybe spend my money logically!

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Old 03-27-2017, 01:14 PM   #8
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don't get me wrong, it's great (or was, not up to date here) software and has a history of being way out front in terms of functionality and features but, imho, is horribly administered. i think the dongle may have become optional too. it's that kind of policy shifting, though, which also becomes frustrating. to use something for a decade, then be forced to a dongle, then have it be optional: screw that.
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Old 03-27-2017, 04:36 PM   #9
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I had Pro Tools for years and we went through that sort of the same so I hear you!

Many Thanks Babag

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