My home audio set up is currently in pieces, and I don't have a "mono record, recorded in stereo, declicked and decrackled, but not yet converted back to mono" to test.(I'm ashamed I haven't got a single archived track to test this on, but I have never saved the result at this stage!)
I also need to know where to send it. In another recent thread where this topic came up, cliveb said he just put whatever was involved as an attachment to his post. I find no option to allow that. Several other people also complained they see no way to do more than post a link (good only if one has someplace to which to link). Those in the know remained dumb to their pleas.
If you can test a real recording in foobar2k, or upload a 30 second extract of a mono restoration, just before the final mixdown to mono, so I can test it myself, that would be great.
No, there is no such box. Does its existence depend on some browser plug in or having Active-X enabled?I'm well familiar with the general procedure for making attachments. There just isn't any such option that I have ever been able to find on this particular forum.
Quote from: AndyH-ha on 11 May, 2007, 02:35:06 PMNo, there is no such box. Does its existence depend on some browser plug in or having Active-X enabled?I'm well familiar with the general procedure for making attachments. There just isn't any such option that I have ever been able to find on this particular forum.Amen. I tried IE7, Firefox, Opera. Never saw a box labeled 'Attachment' or similar. Maybe someone could attach a screen shot of the attachment-box......
Obviously, the file attachment section is a privilege extended only to those who know the secret handshake.
Quote from: 2Bdecided on 10 May, 2007, 05:36:01 AMIf you can test a real recording in foobar2k, or upload a 30 second extract of a mono restoration, just before the final mixdown to mono, so I can test it myself, that would be great. OK, I fished around in the attic and did find a few mono records, so I've recorded a short section from one for you to play with. (If you're interested, it's an extract from Mozart's Flute Concerto No 2. Recording was made in 1958). Bear in mind that this is a straight recording - I haven't done any declicking/denoising at all. My understanding is that your goal is to compare the effect on background noise of a straight mixdown to mono against Foobar's "keep centre channel" plugin, so I'd have thought the fact that this hasn't been declicked shouldn't affect the outcome of that. I deliberately picked a quiet section so that the surface noise is very obvious.
I have a segment of that recording, declicked, that doesn't seem too bad. However, it is in 32 bit floating point, my normal working format, and the size is 11meg+, an all day upload via this dial-up connection. It would be easier if resampled to 16 bit, but still pretty large. An mp3 version would obviously be easier yet. I need to know what you think you need to work with.
Secondly, though there is distinctive background noise in this extract, there are also some clicks. These can be distracting when comparing, so I've also done a version with the clicks removed.
Comparing file 7 with file 5, I think the Centre Cut version has somewhat lower background noise, no appreciable artefacts from the Centre Cut processing, other than the EQ which I'm not sure I've corrected completely.
I wasn't criticising or complaining - I'm very grateful for the file. I was just explaining why I felt the need to declick it.
I believe this plug-in works with foobar2k version 0.9.something, not 0.8, hence your problems. 0.8 and 0.9 are incompatible.If you like v0.8.3 a lot be careful about replacing it. I used 0.8.3 a lot, and 0.9 is quite different. Still great, but read the update threads, especially the "why are you still using 0.8?" thread!
The file, resampled to 16 bit, is athttp://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....showtopic=54879There are three low frequency thumps. They were not associated with clicks. Everything seems fine to me when I run a 3rd order Butterworth filter, cutoff 120Hz, in their vicinity, but I left them in for your test.