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David Pinnegar

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How best to lose overload distortion on recording?
« on: August 27, 2012, 11:56:58 AM »

Yesterday the concert at L'Escarene behind Nice was superb . . . but it was difficult to set a good recording level.

Using Cool Edit clip restoration, I have tried the Restore Heavily Clipped setting with -12dB attentuation, 10% overhead, Minimum run size 3 and it's set to FFT Size 32 samples.

It's an improvement but there are still sub octave peaks breaking through.

What might be the best technique to use?

Many thanks

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Re: How best to lose overload distortion on recording?
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2012, 06:18:55 PM »
Hi David

There is very little that you can do to restore a grossly distorted signal - especially on a digital recording.  the peaks just aren't there.  If clip restore doesn't work (and I've not had much success with the version I have in audio restoration software, you could try de-crackle and see it that helps.  Save each attempt until you get the best possible - but the real remedy is to re-cord the items - and check recording levels next time!

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