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jAZ
03-22-2006, 05:41 PM
So I recorded my appearance on a local AM talk radio show today. The radio that I used to record the show didn't get a really strong signal, so there was a good amount of static in the recording.

I'm wondering if there is any editing software out there (opensource, free or free trial) that can be used to tone down or edit out the higher pitched static and leave the voice conversation.

Thanks!

Simplex3
03-22-2006, 11:00 PM
I'd probably try to work the other way, but whatever floats your boat.


You won't have good luck removing the static unless it's pretty consistent through the whole thing. You'd probably have much better luck just asking the station for a dupe.

'Hamas' Jenkins
03-22-2006, 11:07 PM
It's just a thought, but if the static is on the high end of the spectrum, have you thought about taking any sound program with an eq and eliminating anything above say 4khz?

Bob Dole
03-23-2006, 07:20 AM
Try Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/).

jAZ
03-24-2006, 02:54 PM
Try Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/).
I acutally used Audacity to record the broadcast, but didn't see any filters or anything in there. Have you used it before and if so, did I miss a useful function. Honestly, I know nothing about this stuff, so I'm kind of a hand-holder in this respect.

Bob Dole
03-24-2006, 05:11 PM
I acutally used Audacity to record the broadcast, but didn't see any filters or anything in there. Have you used it before and if so, did I miss a useful function. Honestly, I know nothing about this stuff, so I'm kind of a hand-holder in this respect.

Look under the "Effect" menu.