Discussion in 'DAW Pro Audio' started by Lipsmack, Mar 6, 2008.
Do you have sample of just the car noise? it would be helpful to hear what your trying to do.
You could try Waves x-noise and set your learning curve to it.
If the voice is fading in and out, you could even do a slight bit of compression beforehand to even things out. That will possibly bring up more noise though, but some noise reduction should clear out some of that.
Then, after you get it fairly cleaned up, you may even try a BIT of expansion. Depends on where the noise is.
May even want to do some LIGHT EQ at various points. If it's that noisy, anything you do to it will be destructive to a point, but it's possible you can be constructively destructive, if that makes sense.
Just make sure you rename the file after your first change, so you'll always have the original in case you need to start over. Then, experiment. A little this, a little that.
I saved a friend's 40-year old R-R tape of her Dad recorded in a bar by doing a lot of that. It was virtually unlistenable at first, but I managed to smooth things out, eq and get rid of the worst noise to make it at least presentable on CD.
Experiment. Just don't write over the original.
It's a tutorial based on preparing an acapella for the mix but i'm sure it may be of help to you as the guy shows you how to remove background noise from the acapella.
It's a well put together tutorial form this guy (NFX) and easily understood.
Hope this helps
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