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Perfect DeClipper VST Plugin
Shadowdane
post Jan 11 2012, 16:26
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http://www.perfectdeclipper.com/

Ran across this plugin this morning while looking for some solutions to repair some heavily compressed/clipped audio. Anyone here tried this plugin?
I know of course it can't restore the original unclipped/uncompressed audio signal, but hopefully it is an improvement over some of the other tools available currently.

I'll be trying it out myself when I get home from work.
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Shadowdane
post Jan 11 2012, 19:35
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I didn't realize when I had posted this, it requires a license to use. Appears it runs 100 / $126 USD for a license. Ouch!
Might be worth it though if it does an amazing job, but I kind of doubt it.
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post Jan 11 2012, 22:13
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Don't know if it does an amazing job, but judging from the Metallica sample files and assuming that none of these are faked (i.e. not using e.g. the Guitar Hero version of that song, which has much less clipping), I'd say it does an excellent job.

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Shadowdane
post Jan 14 2012, 18:23
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I tried it out and well it seems to work very well. Wanted to try it on something that wasn't clipped but heavily dynamically compressed. I think it did a great job of recovering the peaks that had basically been chopped off.

Original: http://shadowdane.com/public/MUTEMATH%20-%...0(Original).wav
Repaired: http://shadowdane.com/public/MUTEMATH%20-%...0(Repaired).wav
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mattdm11
post Nov 10 2013, 18:38
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Does anyone else have any experience with this program? I just found out about it and it does appear to work very well....but I don't want to spend $130 on smoke and mirrors.
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post Nov 10 2013, 23:21
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QUOTE (mattdm11 @ Nov 10 2013, 11:38) *
Does anyone else have any experience with this program? I just found out about it and it does appear to work very well....but I don't want to spend $130 on smoke and mirrors.
If budget is a concern and you can use Linux (either natively or in a virtual machine e.g. VirtualBox), Monty's Postfish has a rather good declipper, as well as a few other basic functions you're likely to have use for. I relied on its batch mode for declipping and compressing/limiting hundreds of hours of academic conference recordings.
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DVDdoug
post Nov 12 2013, 01:15
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I haven't tried that plug-in. I don't remember what program I was playing-with, but when I tried a de-clipper once, the waveform looked better but still sounded distorted. (It was a modern mastered pop CD, so I'm sure there was lots of compression & limiting in addition to hard-clipping.)

Audacity (FREE) comes with a Clip Repair tool. SeeDeClip is $24 - $40 USD.

I think Adobe Audition & Izotope Rx include declippers, but these programs cost more than the Perfect Declipper VST plug-in.
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TomasPin
post Nov 12 2013, 01:26
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QUOTE (DVDdoug @ Nov 11 2013, 21:15) *
(It was a modern mastered pop CD, so I'm sure there was lots of compression & limiting in addition to hard-clipping.)

AFAIK those "de-clippers" are only meant for small pieces of distortion, perhaps no more than a couple dozen samples. Certainly not for distorted and heavily clipped pop songs. Anyway...

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the waveform looked better but still sounded distorted

...that might still be true.

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