Ken Deutsch's Audio Restorations
I love listening to old records, but I hate hearing scratches, pops, clicks and hiss, all of which are present on most vinyl albums. With SADiE software, it's fun to clean them up and hear the songs as they were recorded. The process is amazingly like working with Photoshop, in fact. I seek out the luster that was once there in the music and try to bring it out again.
| You may be
in possession of some old records (albums, 45s, even 78s) and you either
don't have the equipment to play them, or if you do have the equipment,
you hear a lot of scratches, pops and surface noise. Some of these records
may be family treasures, or they may be items you know will never be
released on CD.
You may own some old cassettes with material you want, but which don't sound very good. And hey, who wants a bunch of old cassettes lying around? You want the material on it, but you don't want to deal with hiss, bad fidelity and rapidly deteriorating analog media.
This is where Ken comes in.
We have top of the line computer hardware and software by SADiE and CEDAR, two British companies, which can solve your problems. This stuff cost us over $20,000 so it's better than the shareware you can get free on the Internet.
One major difference between our software and what you can buy or download is that when we process a song you don't get the weird artifacts, the hollow sound at the end of songs, the phasing or the general destruction of the original source material. In fact we can remove a tremendous amount of background noise without affecting the sound of your audio at all. Currently, we are not set up to process material from reel to reel recordings or DAT. Also, please do not ask us to work on MP3 files, which are lo-fi. Get the original recording from which the MP3 was made please.
This Online Demo is designed to show how our audio restoration can
make less than perfect recordings sound much better through digital
techniques such as level maximization, CEDAR De-Scratch, and CEDAR
De-Noise. We have used high quality MP3 files to help you hear the
difference, best download them in pairs to make direct comparisons.
Either left click a
to hear the audio directly from the web, or right click and choose
"save target as.." to save audio on your Hard Drive for auditioning
later. If you do not have good enough audio on your machine, you can
request the same demo on CD
|THE ORIGINAL AUDIO FILE||SAME AUDIO AFTER RESTORATION|
|Scratchy & noisy clip from "The Love Generation"||Same clip treated with CEDAR De-Scratch AND De-Noise!|
|Again "The Love Generation" with plenty of annoying Scratches||CEDAR De-Scratch/De-Noise made the distracting scratches disappear.|
|Scratchy clip from "The Love Generation"||Same clip treated with CEDAR De-Scratch|
|Plenty of annoying Scratches on "Johnny Spots"||CEDAR De-Scratch made the horrible scratches disappear.|
|Plenty of annoying Scratches on "Musically Mad"||CEDAR made the horrible scratches disappear too.|
|Scratchy & noisy clip from old Neil Young vinyl||Same clip treated with CEDAR De-Scratch AND De-Noise!|
|Scratchy & noisy clip from very old vinyl||Same clip treated with CEDAR De-Scratch AND De-Noise!|
|Another Extract with plenty of annoying Scratches||CEDAR De-Scratch/De-Noise made the distracting scratches disappear.|
|Scratchy clip||Same clip treated with CEDAR De-Scratch|
|Plenty of annoying Scratches||Voilá! CEDAR De-Scratch made the horrible scratches disappear.|
|Scratchy & noisy clip from very old vinyl of Bing Crosby's Music Hall||Same clip treated with CEDAR De-Scratch AND De-Noise!|
|Another Extract with plenty of annoying Scratches||CEDAR De-Scratch Plus De-Noise made the distracting scratches disappear.|
|Scratchy clip from Hi-Los Album - Notice the loud "bacon-frying" scratches||Same clip treated with CEDAR De-Scratch|
|More Hi-Los with plenty of annoying Scratches||Voilá! CEDAR De-Scratch made the horrible scratches disappear.|
|Drake CKLW a capellas - hissy with machine noise||Now with clear background benefitting the echo trail at the end|
|Pams KFWB sonovox with both hum and hiss.||CEDAR De-Noise reduces hum & hiss, so the a capellas are much cleaner.|
More info on De-Noise software can be found here