Old audio cassette

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by bigshum, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. bigshum

    bigshum Active Member

    Mar 27, 2007
    Brighton, UK
    Hey there,

    I know it's not technically a pro audio thing but my area is mainly making as much noise as possible and I haven't had that much exp mastering.

    Basically, my mate just brought round a very hectic rave tape. It's awesome, the only problem is that it's possibly a 5th or maybe 4th gen copy.

    Anyone got any useful tips for cleaning up the audio or have done anything like this before? Any online resources?

  2. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Distinguished Member

    Sep 12, 2002
    NYC New York
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    you want to look for some kind of restoration software or plugins. there are de-hissers and such. good ones cost more, junky ones cost less. But they are all kind of expensive unless you do it for a living. not sure if there are really cheap ones worth trying out.
  3. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Distinguished Member

    Mar 19, 2002
    Waves Restoration Kit
    Waves Q10 for notching weird noise like 60hz, 120 hz hum and some hpfs and lpfs.
    A bit of reverb and compression.
  4. MrHope

    MrHope Guest

    Try to get a better more original copy if you can. 5th generation is pretty bad.
  5. Thomas W. Bethel

    Thomas W. Bethel Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2001
    Oberlin, OH
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    You lose about 7% in every analog generation copy so you are already 35% less than you would have been using the original. NOT GOOD.

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