A question about raw audio versus processed.

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Asmo, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. Asmo

    Asmo New Member Thread Starter

    Hello.

    I have a question that I think I know the answer to. But in the absence of the (perhaps) easier solution, I'm curious to know if anything can be done.

    I have a particular recording, in both lossy and lossless formats. The lossless version appears to have had some sort of noise removal applied to it, and the lossy version sounds a little more raw (to my ears). Is there perhaps a way to make the lossless version sound more like the lossy version, even though there's most likely no way to undo the noise removal. I don't really know if the terms I've used are appropriate, but I'm just curious.

    Alternatively, I'm happy to upload samples of each version to see if audible differences can indeed be discerned.

    P.S. all the lossless versions I'm aware of seem to have the same filter applied. Perhaps the lossy version I have is from a different transfer of the source cassette.

    Any input is greatly welcomed.
     
  2. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Forum Resident

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    You can't unscramble an egg. It's as simple as that.
     
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  3. pinkrudy

    pinkrudy Forum Resident

    yea your only choice is to find the "source" of the lossy version without the DNR. And get a clean rip from that source.
    find out where it came from.
     
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  4. Asmo

    Asmo New Member Thread Starter

    Figured as much. Thanks for the reply.

    I've been trying to do that for a few years, it's perplexing. Thanks for the response.
     
  5. arisinwind

    arisinwind Well-Known Member

    What music is it?
     
  6. JohnO

    JohnO Forum Resident

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    I would like to hear a sample, the same part, of each.
     
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  7. arisinwind

    arisinwind Well-Known Member

    I would too.
     
  8. Asmo

    Asmo New Member Thread Starter

    Thanks for the responses. I'll upload a sample of each, tomorrow.
     
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