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rraud wrote on 5/29/2020, 1:29 PM

I am not familiar with AS (Audio Studio). Look for "Audio Restoration' . In SF Pro it is in the 'Tools' and 'Plug-in Effects' menus. SF Pro has the legacy NR-2.0 suite and iZotope RX Elements. The folder containing thew "RXxx dll> files (RX De-noise, RX De-hum, RX De-click & RX De-clip) must be associated with a VST search folder. Typically these <.dll> files are found in the Program Files> Steinberg> vst" folders.

Addendum:
 Sound Forge Audio Studio does not include iZotope RX Elements. It does have other audio restoration tools (noise reduction and click and tick removal).
Sound Forge Cleaning Lab II includes iZotope RX Elements.

jmart wrote on 8/14/2020, 7:56 PM

I am not familiar with AS (Audio Studio). Look for "Audio Restoration' . In SF Pro it is in the 'Tools' and 'Plug-in Effects' menus. SF Pro has the legacy NR-2.0 suite and iZotope RX Elements. The folder containing thew "RXxx dll> files (RX De-noise, RX De-hum, RX De-click & RX De-clip) must be associated with a VST search folder. Typically these <.dll> files are found in the Program Files> Steinberg> vst" folders.

Addendum:
 Sound Forge Audio Studio does not include iZotope RX Elements. It does have other audio restoration tools (noise reduction and click and tick removal).
Sound Forge Cleaning Lab II includes iZotope RX Elements.

Can you be a bit more specific on where noise reduction can be found? Are you sure it's in the vanilla version and you don't have an additional add-on that's providing it?

 

I've been searching for the past hour or so on this feature, for both AS 13 and 14, and have found nothing. I'm signing in just to post this because it's been frustrating trying to find this feature.

rraud wrote on 8/15/2020, 10:00 AM

According to the AS user manual, the 'Audio Restoration' items AS has are in the 'Effects' menu .

I do not have AS so cannot do hands-on experimentation.

jmart wrote on 8/15/2020, 1:08 PM

According to the AS user manual, the 'Audio Restoration' items AS has are in the 'Effects' menu .

I do not have AS so cannot do hands-on experimentation.

Are you sure you're looking at AS 13 or 14? I downloaded both manuals from my account and they only mention noise reduction when using the Vinyl Recording and Restoration Tool.

 

Audio Restoration is under the Tools menu and there is no option for noise reduction. Looks like this is just another feature they ripped our when moving from 12 to 13.

rraud wrote on 8/15/2020, 6:07 PM

"Looks like this is just another feature they ripped our when moving from 12 to 13."

> Could be, maybe it just includes the Vinyl restoration tools and they want folks to purchase Cleaning Lab or SF Pro, both of which include IZ's RX Elements... which works fairly well btw.

jmart wrote on 8/16/2020, 8:43 PM

"Looks like this is just another feature they ripped our when moving from 12 to 13."

> Could be, maybe it just includes the Vinyl restoration tools and they want folks to purchase Cleaning Lab or SF Pro, both of which include IZ's RX Elements... which works fairly well btw.

I guess for now I'm going to switch back to Audacity since I only have Audio Studio. Thanks for the help I appreciate it.

Lotuz wrote on 8/18/2020, 2:04 PM

You get RX 7 Elements for free with any purchase till the end of this month at Plugin Boutique. If you don't want to spend a lot of money, then the cheapest plugin at PB probably is Audified Sphene LE (not a bad plugin at all btw) for around $2.60.

browj2 wrote on 8/18/2020, 2:25 PM

@jmart @Mike-Trewhella

I only have SFAS 12.6 and it is under (as said before) from the top menu: Tools > Audio Restoration > and it will be in the sub-sub menu.

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rraud wrote on 8/18/2020, 3:53 PM

Thanks @browj2

I would assume AS-13 and up would have the same restoration items as AS-12.I would not think they are the same quality as the NR-2.0 suite and certainly not iZ's RX, but enough to adequately attenuate HVAC and other din type noises 10 or so dB without objectionable artifacts.

Former user wrote on 8/18/2020, 4:44 PM

I've never found an audio editor that did absolutely everything I wanted. At $40 -- which is what I paid for AS14 -- I expect the audio program to be little more than a platform for VST plugs. I don't expect the native capabilities to be anything to write home about.

jmart wrote on 8/18/2020, 6:25 PM

@jmart @Mike-Trewhella

I only have SFAS 12.6 and it is under (as said before) from the top menu: Tools > Audio Restoration > and it will be in the sub-sub menu.

John CB

@browj2 I've found that in videos about AS12, but starting in 13 I no longer have it.

 

This opens the VEGAS ExpressFX Audio Restoration window which can do nothing for removing background audio.

It amuses me that free Audacity has more built in effects and tools than $60 software.

browj2 wrote on 8/18/2020, 7:02 PM

@jmart

Strange. Maybe you should go for the RX 7 Elements deal. Much better product.

@Lotuz

Thanks for the tip about PluginBoutique and iZotope RX 7 Elements. I went for it. Can't go wrong for 2$ (regular price is 129$). Works nicely with Video Pro X (and Movie Edit Pro Plus/Premium) and Music Maker.

John CB

John C.B.

VideoPro X(12); MEP2021 Plus; MM2021 Premium; see About me for more.

Desktop System - Windows 10 Home 1903; 16Gb RAM; i7 CPU 860@2.80Gz; ATI Radeon HD5770 w1GB; SSD 500GB, HD 2TB; others 1.5TB, 3TB, 500GB, 4TB, 5TB, 6TB; dual monitors - 27" main, 25" secondary; Casio WK-225 piano keyboard; M-Audio M-Track USB mixer; Notebook - Microsoft Surface Pro 4, i5, 8 GB RAM, 256 SSD, W10 Pro 1903