DAK’s DePopper (Digital Download)
DAK’s DePopper (Digital Download)
Get out your favorite LPs, 45s, 78s and cassettes. Now they can sound great again. Now you can restore them to ‘mint’ condition and convert them to CDs and MP3s while you ELIMINATE the annoying clicks, pops, hiss and lots more.
Plus, you’ll preserve your records by eliminating future wear once you’ve made digitized copies. If you’ve loved your records and tapes like I have, but you’ve resisted converting them to CDs & MP3s because of the clicks, pops and other noises, well wait no more.
What’s a click or pop anyway?
OK, it’s caused by a scratch on the vinyl, a speck of dust in the groove, or just the damage caused by repeated friction from the stylus dragging along the groove. It’s interesting to note that the beginning of a record usually has the most and worst clicks and pops because that’s where the stylus has been lowered onto the record most often.
Plus clicks, pops and scratches are often found on only one channel, or are actually quite different on the two channels. That’s because one track rides in the bottom of the groove while the other is actually on the side.
The Click & Pop Assassin carefully analyzes your musical WAV MP3 and WMA files to determine the difference between wanted musical content and unwanted Clicks, Pops and Hiss. It does it all automatically and will actually produce new ADDITIONAL copies of as many tracks as you like without affecting your originals at all. IT DOES NOT OVERWRITE YOUR ORIGINAL TRACK. It even renames each duplicated track YourTrackName_NEW.WAV (or not, your choice). The only difference will be that your new copies will be Click, Pop and Hiss free. You’ll love the results. Your copies of your records will sound simply GREAT.
Is it hard to do?
Amazingly, I’ve found a program for us DAKonians that lets you simply click one button to take out the Clicks, Pops, Hisses and more. There are no controls you have to fudge with or mess with, no complicated meters to deal with. The powerful Click, Pop, scratch & Hiss Assassin software is totally, and instantly automatic.
But, what if you do want to make changes and adjustments?
What if you like fiddling with sliders? Well of course you can. There are separate controls that give you full power to make any changes you like.
One Size May Not Fit All:
Normally, you’ll just use the default settings. You’ll be amazed at how completely the clicks, scratches, crackles, and hisses are removed.
But we’ve just added presets. So for example, if you recorded an LP onto a cassette and now you are converting the cassette to digital, the algorithms in the program will remove the clicks and scratches from the original record and then remove the hiss from the cassette.
Above, you’ll see that we even compensate for copying a monaural record with a stereo cartridge. We extract the virtual center channel for the best sound ever. Wow, now it’s easier than ever to have perfect broadcast quality digital copies of your music.
But you can just use the default settings 99% of the time. No need to fiddle with the controls.
You’ll get totally accurate professional audio restoration for all the LPs, 45s and cassettes that you convert to CDs and MP3s.
So it’s just a click of a button and forget it while the Click and Hiss Assassin software does its thing on your computer totally automatically.
In short, it’s fully automated but it’s also fully configurable too.
Works in bulk on multiple files
What if you’ve already converted a bunch of your LPs and tapes and they have clicks and pops and hiss? No problem. You can use this software on any WAV, MP3 or WMA files on your computer. Just run your tracks through, then make new CDs and MP3s. That’s it. You’re done. And try out my Before & After Demos. It’s startling how good this software makes your restored copies of your LPs cassettes & tapes sound.
Heck, I had hundreds of tracks that I’d recorded in the past from LPs from the 50s, 60s and 70s. I’ve used a few of them for my Before & After examples. I’ve gone back and depopped them all. The only problem was that I had to burn new CDs and throw out the Click & Pop filled old ones. But I was thrilled to do it because the difference is simply staggering.
Now Let’s Look At All You Can Do
Minimize Big Clicks
Vanquish the big clicks caused by big and deep scratches on disk surface. For the most part, these are the scratches you can actually see with the naked eye. It does a remarkable job of wiping these out. And it won’t hurt your music as it does it. It simply uses complex algorithms to identify and remove scratches without hurting your music.
Minimize Small Clicks & Pops
Eliminate the hundreds of small clicks and pops caused by adhered dust and small scratches. This is the most common problem in most records that just comes from age and use. Turn on the Extra Precision setting, which delivers unmatched results. For most good quality records, the Minimize Small Pops option can be enough to remove almost all pops and scratches. It’s very smart. It knows the difference between a click and say a snare drum beat. So, you’ll get click free record copies with no loss of music quality.
Filter Frequencies (The One Manual Setting Restoration Filter)
This is the one filter that actually changes your music. If you’ve got noise in your music that you want to filter out, this is the filter for you. The smart algorithm filters really do remove scratches and hiss with no detriment to your music at all. But what if you have a noise that comes and goes, or just an area you want to filter out. With the Filter Frequency Interface, you can filter out all frequencies below any Hz number you put in. Or filter out all frequencies above a Hz number you put in. Or choose a specific frequency you want to remove and it performs what’s called a notch filter function. So there’s lots you can do with the Filter Frequency Interface. But, remember it’s the one restoration filter that you might actually hear a change in your music. But, it’s sure worth having.
Knock out or minimize hiss and some kinds of rumble and other continuous noises. It’s called a “noise floor” the hiss you hear in areas of the sound that should be silent. For example, you can hear it during the “pianissimo” parts of classic or instrumental music. The Hiss Assassin analyses each track to automatically detect its noise floor. It will minimize all the frequencies whose amplitudes are equal to or below the frequency amplitudes of the noise floor, leaving the frequencies the higher amplitude (your music) intact.
Make all your tracks have the same bass and treble balance. Different tracks from different LPs can have large tone differences, which can be very distracting. Plus you can even compensate for big differences between channels.
If you plan to record a CD or create a sequence of MP3 files and your source files have different bass and treble volumes, the frequencies of each track will be automatically adjusted so all the music will seem to have the same bass and treble intensities. If you’re copying a single LP this isn’t usually needed because the recording engineer has already performed this task. But, there are not standards. So, if you’re copying tracks from 4 or 5 albums, this can be a real lifesaver.
Do you select different tracks from different LPs or are you mixing cassettes, 45s and other tapes? Now you can normalize the volume based on the frequencies most detected by human ear between all the tracks you plan to put on a CD. All songs will have nearly the same volume in the frequency range between 680 Hz and 7 KHz (most detected by human ear) so you won’t have to adjust the volume as you play back each track on your CDs from now on. Different volume levels on different tracks drive me crazy when I use multiple sources. Now it’s not a problem any more. I can set the volume in my car once and forget it.
Preview it all Instantly.
This is very useful. Just select one or all of the 7 audio restoration capabilities listed above that you want to use. Click preview and hear a few seconds of what the improved sound will be like when you’re finished.
You’ll quickly see how good the Click, Pop and Hiss Assassin really is and then you’ll just let it do its thing by itself from now on.
DAK’s new Click, Pop, Scratch and Hiss Assassin Makes A Big, Big Difference.
This newly upgraded Click, Pop & Hiss assassin will make an incredible musical difference to all your converted LPs, 45s and Cassettes.
Plus if you’re converting 78s, Open Reel tapes, wire recordings and more. It’s a lifesaver.
The improvement isn’t subtle or subjective. It’s massive and wonderful. Why not try the Click, Pop and Hiss Assassin Today?
Now Restores Both WAV & MP3 Tracks. Plus, Keeps MP3 Tags Intact
Here’s a great Limeliter track that was really ruined by a few very noticeable clicks. As I said, I recorded these LPs long time ago. I didn’t record these to write this review. I was doing them for myself and now I’m just sharing it with you.
Listen to the difference. I think it will blow you away. Also, notice that the left and right channels aren’t the same. They seldom are. But, you don’t have to worry. Both channels will be restored without hurting your music. And you don’t need to figure anything out. Just click the Start Button.
Here’s an example of JUST ONE of the 7 Option Setting Controls that you can adjust. This is minimize Hiss. Most times you’ll simply click the box that turns it on and just leave the defaults in place. This will remove Hiss without hurting your music.