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Background air conditioning noise

Discussion in 'Recording' started by kaveh1000, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. kaveh1000

    kaveh1000 Guest

    I have recorded a conference where I could not switch of the air conditioning, and so there is a background hum in all my recordings, which are here:


    I am a mac user, and I would be grateful for any suggestions of how I can reduce this.
  2. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    Waves has a product called denoiser.
  3. BRH

    BRH Active Member

    Try rolling off the low frequency, if you already haven't done it. 14 day trial demo for Waves. Try their Z-noise.
    Also boost in the 3-5khz area to brighten it up a bit.
  4. kaveh1000

    kaveh1000 Guest

    This might be out of my price league, but thanks for info on what should be done.
  5. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    alternatively you can send your files to another studio for clean up.
  6. Space

    Space Well-Known Member

    What kind of mic is that you are using? I'm not a mic guy...but I think someone dropped a pen in the back row and I heard it:)

    If you have to do more of these sessions maybe closer mic placement and some trick eq would mask it down a touch?

  7. kaveh1000

    kaveh1000 Guest

    A pair of stereo laveliers from Giant Squid:


    I am a beginner, but these are really amazingly sensitive. Perhaps too sensitive here. They were taped to the lectern. I had the option of using the feed from the main microphone, but it was mono output, so I used my own.

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