DirectX/VST Plug-In that effectively removes clicks, crackles and any
other transient noises with virtually no artifacts and no degradation
of the original signal
Clicks and crackles are inseparable companions of old vinyl and
shellac (78 rpm) records. Before re-mastering to CD they have to
be removed and the remaining gaps have to be reconstructed properly.
The ScratchFree DirectX/VST Plug-In copes with any kind of transient
noises, perfectly preserving the audio quality of the original signal.
DirectX/VST Plug-In effectively removes clicks
and crackles from old vinyl and shellac (78 rpm) records and cleans
up audio recordings tainted by switching noise, static discharge, digital
cross-talk, or thyristor buzz.
Unlike other systems, the ScratchFree
DirectX/VST Plug-In works
virtually without artifacts when using correct settings for all parameters.
It includes an excellent de-crackling
algorithm preserving timbre,
ambience, and low-level details in the original signal.
algorithm consists of two main parts: the
module and the de-crackling
module is used to remove severe clicks from old
shellac and vinyl records or switching noise originating from cross-talk
or improper setups of digital audio equipment, the de-crackling
module removes any remaining small clicks and crackles.
is extremely easy to use. With only three sliders
and a few preset buttons you can get respectable results within minutes.
The signal scope
helps you to find ideal settings for the
. The advanced parameters Width
are useful for minimizing the appearance of artifacts.
The unique Differ
feature allows intuitive parameter settings.
You can switch between the output signal and the input/output difference
i.e., the part of input signal removed by the de-scratching
Normally, this differential signal should not contain any audible parts
of the original audio material that you want to preserve.
provides pre-defined application profiles (Type
They preset the internal parameters and external advanced parameters
to help you in typical restoration situations: digital
shellac (78 rpm)
. In addition to its main application,
the removal of clicks and crackles, the ScratchFree
Plug-In effectively diminishes any kind of distortion caused by signal
Since the CPU requirement for ScratchFree
is very low, you can adjust and optimize all parameters while listening
to the audio in real-time.