Groove Mechanic is a noise reduction system
optimized for repairing the sound from vinyl LP records and cassette tapes. It
removes clicks and pops such as those found on vinyl records, removes tape hiss
and reduces rumble (subaudio frequencies). Use it to regain the original sound
quality from records and tapes that have deteriorated over the years.
You can use it to record the sound from your turntable or tape deck, remove
clicks, hiss and rumble, normalize the amplitude, and split the resulting file
into individual tracks. You can also convert the tracks to MP3 or OGG
Have a look at a screen shot:
Unlike most competing products, Groove Mechanic
uses frequency-domain methods to interpolate over clicks, resulting in amazing
fidelity to the original sound. Each click is removed and replaced with a tiny
sample of audio derived from the frequency characteristics of the sound
immediately before and after the click.
Groove Mechanic's hiss reduction is also
outstanding, and can be used to remove the background noise from cassette tapes
or records without "muffling" the sound.
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Evaluating and purchasing Groove
You can install Groove Mechanic and run it, with no
restrictions, for a period of 15 days. After that, there will be a limitation
of two minutes of denoising per file, until Groove Mechanic is purchased, and
the registration key entered. The registration fee is only $39.00 U.S. and it
entitles you to free upgrades.
Download the sample files from the
Demos page, to hear for yourself
how big a difference Groove Mechanic makes.
Downloads page for a list of
sites from which Groove Mechanic can be downloaded.
Once downloaded, it
is a simple matter to install and evaluate Groove Mechanic, using your own
records, tapes or WAV files. After the declick and dehiss are done, the sound
from even old records and tapes can approach CD-quality.
Problems with Groove
First, have a look at the list of
Frequently Asked Questions. If your problem is not
answered there, e-mail Coyote. Please
clearly state your problem, the conditions under which it happens, and what
version of Groove Mechanic you are using, along with any other info you think
might be relevant.
New in Release 2.6
- Runs under Windows 95,
98, ME, NT 4, Windows 2000, Windows XP or Vista.
- Pentium, Pentium-II,
Pentium-III, Pentium-4, AMD K6 or Athlon recommended, with:
- At least 64MB of RAM,
- A 16- or 24-bit sound
- Added the often-requested "recording-pause" feature.
- Removed an error message
that occurred when run under Windows Vista.