Audio Repair and Restoration

It doesn’t matter whether you are an online publisher or a business person, releasing a clear and balanced audio is the best way to show appreciation to your customers. Every audio recording that hasn’t been made inside the professional studio will have lots of unwanted noises and other imperfections. Since we are experienced audio engineers, we know that recordings can’t be perfect. Still, Ablenoise team tries to get close to this ideal, by providing exceptional audio repair and restoration services.

In our studio, we use premium software and rely on our decade long experience. This powerful combo guarantees top-quality audio repair.

Ablenoise audio repair can fix different types of sound imperfections. We can help you with:

Reducing background noise

An audio recorded outside usually features lots of background noise. Depending on the recording location the noise can originate from traffic, insects, humans, etc. The recording can also include a constant ambient noise or a tape hiss, which is also known as the broadband noise. Skillful audio repair can ‘purify’ the recording and reduce the background noise to a minimum, so listeners can focus on what you have to say.

Removing sudden noises

Everybody who records audio, on a regular basis knows that during sessions, you can’t have the total control over your surroundings. A cough, door slams, dog barking or mobile phone ring, can interfere with your recording, but there is no reason for you to get frustrated. Ablenoise engineers are usually able to remove these sudden noises completely. In cases when this is not possible without affecting the quality of the speakers’ voice, we will reduce them, so that they become less distracting or almost non-existent.

Wind removal or reduction

The wind can cause many problems during location recording, especially when you are not using Blimp or some other type of wind protection for your microphone. The intermittent low-frequency rumble occurs when the wind comes into contact with a microphone diaphragm. Heavy wind bursts can even blow out or distort a microphone signal and make your recording unusable. If you are facing these problems during the post production process, the Ablenoise audio repair team is here to help you. We will remove the wind rumble and other similar interferences from your file.

Removing clicks, plosives and other mouth noises

Are you recording with a new mic and without a pop filter? If you are too close to a microphone, the microphone starts to pick up more sounds from your mouth. Say the words “pick” or “pull”, and you will unleash a gust of wind towards the mic. This burst of air is known as a plosive. In addition to plosives, microphones also pick up a variety of breathing noises. When you exhale through your nose, the microphone records this as a low rumble. As you finish one sentence and take a breath to start another, the sudden inhalation can also get picked up by the microphone. Same thing happens when you open and close your mouth, the sound of your lips separating and smacking finds its way into the microphone… Don’t worry, you don’t sound like that when you speak, but microphones are sensitive, and they catch even the quietest sounds. With the help of adequate audio repair software, Ablenoise engineers will remove these disruptions and improve the clarity of your voice.

Buzz and hum removal

Even if you find a perfect indoor recording location, your audio may feature buzz sounds from a nearby electronics. For example, the laptop ventilation can add a specific low, continuous, droning sound, which can be very irritating or annoying, referred to as the “tonal” noise because it typically exhibits recognizable pitches or harmonics. We offer highly efficient buzz removal service, which is perfect for publishers, who record their files at home.

Clipping removal in both the analog and digital domain

Clipping occurs when a loud signal distorts on the input of a sound card/ converter, mixing console, field recorder, or any other sound capturing device. Usually, it causes harmonic distortion that occurs in the high frequencies and adds up more harshness to the recorded voice. Ablenoise team will bring back your regular voice tone and make your recordings sound more pleasant and natural.

Reverberation and echo reduction

If you are recording your file indoors, your audio will probably feature room tone and reverberation. It is not possible for everyone to record in a professionally treated space, especially if you make your recordings in home environment. The usual mistake is to record in the basement, or in the bathroom. These empty spaces with hard walls can add a lot of reverberation to the recording, or even provoke the echoing of your voice. Avoid recording in these spaces at all costs, but if you have already done it, we are here to help you to fix these irregularities and reduce sound reflections.

If you want to hear how we remove and reduce irregularities and improve our clients’ recordings, listen and compare these “before” and “after” examples.

To hear the differences clearly, make sure you listen to them with headphones or in a quiet room.