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capstan size

I have a large number of reel to reel tapes left by my father- in-law. He recorded them at 1 7/8 (i think that's correct, lowest speed possible). Unfortunately, my tape deck, pioneer rt-909, has only 9.5 as the lowest speed. Is it possible to change the capstan (provided i could find one) to be able to play these tapes?

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Help with early 1990's reel-Tape Audio Restoration (Reverb) of Vocal Speech with Izotope or AA

I've cleaned up hundreds of hours of tape recordings, admittedly the easy stuff like humm, clicks, airplanes overhead, etc. So I'm still a totally nube, but I don't even know exactly what it's called when it's like the microphone is too close to their mouth and there is a reverb harshness to each word.

Here is a little

audio restoration help cleaning the file of noise

Hey guys,

I've got a request, but I'm not sure if these are the right forums to come asking. If they aren't, please point me in the right direction, because Google did not.

There is a particular audio file I have of an old song that has some damage. It's mainly that annoying crisping sound throughout the song, but it really bothers me because it's such a beautiful song.


Hi folks,

I apologize if I'm posting at the wrong place, I wasn't sure if this should go to Mastering forum or here, simply because the music that I'm interested to work on is mostly Classical.

I'm looking for advise on getting rid of buzz and crackles on old recordings, something better than the Waves restoration kit, or a combination of different software that might render better results. Thank you!


..Audio Restoration Plug Ins..

I was looking at getting some audio restoration plug in (ie:Waves Restoration Bundle) recommendations. I realise that there are many but for those of you that have used the Waves stuff how do you like them and would you recommend them over whats out there? Any opinions and suggestions on the Waves or other is greatly appreciated as I will be purchasing a bundle in the next few days. Thanks in advance.

Waves Restoration and forensic cleanup

Anyone using Waves Restoration for forensic work? I really dig it for light cleanup in mastering, but sometimes I feel like I'm chasing my tail when it comes to heavy cleanup of background noise on audio evidence tapes, etc. Sometimes it's almost to the point that I feel like I'm making it worse.
I've played with the attack/release quite a bit and it helped, but sometimes it still seems like a crapshoot on the results. Any tips, tricks, hints would be greatly appreciated.

Algorithmix or CEDAR restoration (NOT...)


Hey guys!

Is anyone here interested in either of these wonderful tools (specifically their spectral editors)?

Does anyone want to know how to get these without spending the $3000 or more but still get a LEGAL solution?

Who thinks the Adobe Audition version sucks?

Okay, sorry to sound like a sales guy, but I just dropped the $40 to buy this EXACT same tool as what you would get with the Algo or Cedar stuff. Oh, and I mean EXACT. And no, $40 is NOT a misprint!