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Subject:Print through
Posted by: EIOHP
Date:4/17/2013 10:15:03 AM

I am making digital files from analog cassettes and open reel tapes.
I'm encountering some print through from the tapes and I know there is no real remedy for it (or is there/).
Is there a way, using Sound Forge, to lessen the problem of print through using the basic program or a plug in (noise reduction)?
Should I consider Sound Forge Pro?


Subject:RE: Print through
Reply by: musicvid10
Date:4/17/2013 11:19:52 AM

That's a tough problem, with no easy fix I know of.
Check out Izotope RX.

Subject:RE: Print through
Reply by: J.
Date:4/17/2013 12:57:23 PM

Perhaps Spectral Layers is worth a shot. There's a 15-day trial in the Downloads section (no saving, though).

I imagine if there is a way to record both sides, reverse one, and line them up pristinely, inverted mixes with the right levels could help. But that's pure speculation. Reality is typically much more complex...


Message last edited on4/17/2013 1:01:53 PM byJ..
Subject:RE: Print through
Reply by: rraud
Date:4/17/2013 2:35:31 PM

Are we actually talking 'print through' here or bleed from an adjacent track, (in the reverse direction) if that's the case, it may be possible to adjust the PB head on the cassette deck to minimize it.
FWIF, 'print through' was relatively common in R-R tapes with elevated levels. SOP for us old-school farts was to slow-wind (aka, library wind) and store the tapes "tails out", which would make any 'print through post-echo, opposed to the much more annoying and noticeable pre-echo... as one can allegedly hear in LZ's 'Whole Lotta Love".. though Eddie may have added it intentionally.

Subject:RE: Print through
Reply by: Geoff_Wood
Date:4/17/2013 10:25:28 PM

Simple noise-gating ? Can result in artificial-sound silence in quiet bits, but you can fiddle with the parameters ...


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