For audio cleanup and restoration, Digital Editing Services
features the acclaimed Sonic Solutions NoNoise
system. Our NoNoise system can remove hiss from source
material in the most transparent way possible, and is the
industry standard for source-noise removal. Hiss in the
source can come from analog tape, instrument or mic preamps,
effects processors etc.
In many cases it is only necessary to noise-reduce quiet
portions of a song such as an acoustic guitar intro or acapella
section, at the end of songs with quick endings where noise
becomes suddenly apparent, or if a fade out was done at
the studio and the noise floor becomes audible as the fade
Tip: If you are bringing material that will need
noise reducing, don't edit the top and tail of the material.
For NoNoise to work at its best, it has to be shown
a sample of the noise (called a noise 'footprint' or 'fingerprint')
that it is to attenuate. If you edit the beginning or ending
too tightly, there is usually no place to sample the raw
noise without some instrument bleed, and the NoNoise
system cannot function as efficiently.
If entire songs are to be noise reduced, this can be a
time consuming process. In extreme cases it is better to
reduce the noise in two or more passes each with a more
subtle reduction rather than one pass with a lot of noise
Our standard mastering rate of $80/hour applies to restoration.
Our Sonic NoNoise system at Digital Editing Services
is for removing broadband noise such as hiss as described
above. If you require the restoration of vinyl records to
remove clicks, pops, surface noise, crackle etc., or if
you need forensic audio work such as the cleanup of surveillance
recordings etc., there are engineers such as Phil York at
Yorktown Digital in Irving, Texas who specialize in such
work. Phil can be reached at 972/254-8161.