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Is there a way to reduce distortion?
Old 24th October 2018
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Is there a way to reduce distortion?

Hi everyone,

I have recorded a track with my synth on Ableton Live, but i've lost that sound on the synth so i cant' recover and modulate the sound through it.
Is there a way, as a VST or kind of that made possible to reduce distortion on a already recorded sound?

Many Thanks
Old 24th October 2018
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Not really. Clipped is clipped.
I know that iZotope has something like RX De-clip but don't expect wonders...
Old 24th October 2018
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With iZotope RX "DeClip" it's hit-or-miss. It does digital clipping pretty well. Basically anything that has a cut-the-top-of-the-waveform-off kind of distortion. But any other distortion it doesn't do well at all, so it depends on what type of distortion you are stuck with.
Old 24th October 2018
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+1 for Izotope Rx. If it is just a bit of clipping it can be removed fairly convincingly, but it definitely can't fix extreme clipping.
Old 25th October 2018
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Originally Posted by nabucodinosaur View Post
Hi everyone,

I have recorded a track with my synth on Ableton Live, but i've lost that sound on the synth so i cant' recover and modulate the sound through it.
Is there a way, as a VST or kind of that made possible to reduce distortion on a already recorded sound?

Many Thanks
I would have to hear the sound to determine what could be done with the sound RX tools.

But if its distortion like in a rock/metal song, then No, you cannot remove just the distortion. You cannot adjust the amount of flour in bread that is already baked

CJ
Old 12th November 2018
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Thank you guys iZotope has a very useful set of tools and i find out one that fully "repaired" that track! Moreover i discovered that is not "De-Clip" that helped out but "De-Crackle" instead. So i guess it was a misunderstanding title as it was not proper calling that "distortion" but was more probably a "crackle" (which i don't have the knowledge to explain the difference between the two but it seemed to me a kind of distortion so i give you my apologies about this)...... Anyway i solved this thanks again
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