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Best Denoise plugin? Noise Reduction & Restoration Plugins
Old 12th January 2012
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Best Denoise plugin?

What are some good plugins for denoising (amp hiss, ventilation, etc)?
Old 12th January 2012
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Izotope RX is excellent.
Old 12th January 2012
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Waves X-Noise and Z-Noise have worked well for me.
Old 12th January 2012
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wave arts sounded smooth to me
Old 12th January 2012
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MR Noise

For the money Wave Arts MR Noise is excellent. Just spent a ton of time demoing Waves, Izotope, Sonnox. As a former Sonic No Noise owner it was clear cut.

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Old 12th January 2012
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I know it's somewhat proprietary, but I keep going back to Samplitude's restoration tools. I have RX but it drives me nuts, tried several others that didn't quite do the job.

For a smaller footprint, UAD's Precision Multiband (though I never use it as a compressor) is one of the best and most transparent frequency-conscious expanders I've ever used. Comes in handy when there's a threshold involved.
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Another vote for RX.
Old 12th January 2012
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i checked all of them. the winner was the tc denoiser for the f.... poco
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IMHO RX beats all the others.
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I know it's somewhat proprietary, but I keep going back to Samplitude's restoration tools. I have RX but it drives me nuts, tried several others that didn't quite do the job.

For a smaller footprint, UAD's Precision Multiband (though I never use it as a compressor) is one of the best and most transparent frequency-conscious expanders I've ever used. Comes in handy when there's a threshold involved.
I'm also a fan of the PMB - it's a potent tool.

For DeNoising, I still use Algorithmix DeNoiser and often use Algorithmix Renovator (my most indispensable tool)

The Magix team have done a great job at adding tools partly inspired by Algorithmix, but I know the Algorithmix products backward and get great results very quickly.

To me, the best denoising is typically derived from combinations of multiple techniques. Patience and a determination to not settle for second best is golden. I also refer often to good headphones to be absolutely sure about artifact audibility etc. I prefer Etymotic ER4 earbuds for restoration QA, but also use Beyer Dynamic DT 880. It also helps to have an excellent room/system to enable the focus needed to determine the difference between "just enough" and "too much"

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Old 12th January 2012
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i checked all of them. the winner was the tc denoiser for the f.... poco

Really? I've almost always had better results with RX. I think only once did the TC one beat it in the duration of my usage.
Old 12th January 2012
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They all leave artefacts, but RX is the best, a few projects saved in, and one can get pretty handy with it.

I also own DUY Silence, I've used it for years, and it can give okay results, I use it when "realtiming".

Oh, also have demoed the Sonnox Restoration stuff, that's very useful stuff!
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Really? I've almost always had better results with RX. I think only once did the TC one beat it in the duration of my usage.
yeah, ok. tc's denoiser works well for musical stuff.
for hiss, ventilation and background denoising i love waves wns. easiest and fastest way to clean up bad recordings!!!
Old 12th January 2012
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Samplitude's Cleaning and Restoration Suite is a good choice. Some noises like clicks and pops can be cleaned easily with Spectral Cleaner.
Old 12th July 2018
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RX is indeed really good.. I believe Cedar is a bit better in not leaving artifacts..
Although they are both great and the RX interface can't be beaten.. very intuitive!

I didn't like the one in Audition.. a lot of artifacts and works more like a "gate"..



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Old 12th July 2018
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It will be interesting to see where RX is headed. It is, IMHO, the best possible plugin for noise reduction that is available today . What the future holds is anyone's guess but I imagine it will just get better and better as time goes on. FWIW.
Old 12th July 2018
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I agree with Tom... I have RX, Waves, Sonic, and WL 9's Sonnox plugs, plus a few others I rarely use. I just sprung for updating my RX5 to RX6 because it has some new tools I'm impressed with, while a lot of the older stuff sounds better with fewer artifacts, or are just simpler to use. It gets better and better with time. I hate re-purchasing tools that work fine, and RX5 falls in that category. However the improvements were sufficient to push me forward. Good stuff. Even the Standard bundle is pretty powerful, if you don't want to spring for Advanced.
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RX has indeed improved while Sonic NoNoise and Cedar seem to have rested on their laurels (to be fair they also had a 10+ year period where the algorithms were tweaked and refined to be better and better).

I still find that Sonic leaves less artifacts than RX, but it's a lot more involved to set up and use (thinking specifically of the Broadband DeNoise here, the Declick and other tools are very quick and easy to use).

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