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richard

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NAD PP3 noise: another one
« on: May 17, 2010, 09:58:02 pm »
Hello.

I have the high-pitched noise on my recordings via my new NAD PP3 pre-amp. I don't think I will be able to return the unit as I bought it on eBay and stupidly discarded the packaging, thinking it was working fine (which it is as an amp) before trying the USB recording.

I have a fully licensed copy of VinylStudio and would have thought I could take the noise out but don't seem to be able to. Do you have any advice?

Yours out of pocket,

Richard (UK)

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Re: NAD PP3 noise: another one
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2010, 10:53:17 pm »
I suggest you run a cable from the line-out sockets of the PP-3 to line-in on your sound card.  I recorded my own collectiion in a similar way and got very good results.  The cable you need is pictured here:

http://www.alpinesoft.co.uk/VinylStudio/connecting_up.aspx

I really am sorry about this.  I wish there was more I could do.  VinylStudio's hiss filter will in fact take this noise out, but if the above approach works that would be my preference.

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Re: NAD PP3 noise: another one
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2010, 08:36:13 pm »
I can't connect in the way you recommend as I am using a laptop.

Can you talk me through how to take out the noise using the hiss reduction? It doesn't seem to work for me. I've tried the help files and so on.

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Re: NAD PP3 noise: another one
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2010, 08:48:42 pm »
What, specifically, are you finding difficult?  The software does talk you through defining a noise sample, which is the only tricky bit.

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Re: NAD PP3 noise: another one
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2010, 09:01:54 pm »
I do apologise. I just tried again and it took the noise out beautifully. I think I had selected too long a sample before.

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Re: NAD PP3 noise: another one
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2010, 11:46:57 pm »
Yes, make sure you just get the noise itself.  If you select a section where the needle is down but there is no music it will also take out any surface noise.

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Re: NAD PP3 noise: another one
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2010, 05:20:11 am »
Hi, I too have the NAD PP3 pre-amp and happened upon this thread today as I wondered what to do about the same high pitched noise. Thank you for the advice.

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Re: NAD PP3 noise: another one
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2010, 10:46:46 am »
There is the not-so-minor issue that to use VinylStudio's audio cleanup tools for real, you need to buy a license.  VinylStudio Lite (which is what is supplied with the PP-3) only lets you use these on a trial basis.  Please contact us through our website if you have concerns about this.  Under the circumstances, we are prepared to offer a discount:

http://www.alpinesoft.co.uk/contact_us.aspx
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Re: NAD PP3 noise: another one
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2010, 12:40:57 pm »
I bought the licence very quickly after buying the pre-amp. On an unrelated topic, will we be able to rip the vinyl to flac in the future?

Thanks for your reply.


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Re: NAD PP3 noise: another one
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2010, 01:04:04 pm »
Yes, coming soon, initially as a beta-test version.  I'll post back here when it's ready and if you want to participate in the beta-test you can let me know.

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Re: NAD PP3 noise: another one
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2010, 03:05:23 pm »
Hi,

This is just a note to say that a beta-test version of VinylStudio that includes support for FLAC files is now available.  Please contact us via the main website if you would like a copy:

http://www.alpinesoft.co.uk/contact_us.aspx