Originally Posted by Westmalle
I do not use the Waves X-noise (sampling highest resolution,..) anymore.
I prefer the sound of the noisy signal, to the sound of the processed signal, even when processing is very tiny.
Are there better noise reduction systems, that have better results?
I heard about CEDAR, but i guess it's way above my budget.
I don't have the expensive, i.e. Cedar, stuff either, and I'm with you on the sound of steady noises. Most people just tune environmental noise out. Our daily world is loaded with background noise and people have an amazing ability to focus on the subject, ignoring the noise. It doesn't make sense to even try making live recordings studio quiet.
I found Sony and Waves plugins only work on steady droning noises. Even then I have to carefully tune them to get just 3dB-5dB improvement without process artifacts. For some jobs they're perfect.