Cleaning up spot recordings.
What are the tricks to get rid of the smeary boxy ambiance when spot recording from a distance in a hall?
I was at a festival on the weekend and caught part of a show on my little video/snapshot camera. While the audio is listenable (even though it's bluegrass), I wanted to try cleaning it up a bit to send to some friends. I was on the balcony of a pretty good sounding church, but the camera caught a lot of the room reverb.
I've sort of get it halfway there with either noise reduction or eq, but I'm sure it can be better.
While this audio isn't that important to save, I'd like to figure out the best tricks for cleaning up this kind of sound because lots of times I'll capture stuff on a field recorder and, while not usually this severe, it often has that "sound".
Don't suggest Waves plugs. I don't do those any more. I've got the PSP, iZotope Ozone and RX, and Wave Arts plugs, and various others.
I've got hardware too, but it's not worth going out of the box, I don't think.
I'm not a producer, but I play one on Gearslutz.com