Situation: I've extracted a piece of music (otherwise unobtainable - There
is no commercially available soundtrack CD or Mp3) from a YouTube video excerpt of a movie
available online here...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8q6jZU3yOxI
portion of the audio occurs between 8:16 and 8:32 into this YouTube video.
Problem: The music was mixed with the incidental noise of the movie's final scene (the
"road hum" of a jeep moving down a street). I seek advice on how best to reduce -- or
better still, eliminate -- the incidental noise from the music.
Tools: I have
Audacity (Version 1.2.6), and the version of Nero WaveEditor that came with Nero 9. If
necessary, I'm willing to download additional software, so long as its not too expensive
(i.e. using costly/sophisticated sound editing software to accomplish this small task is a
poor cost/benefit trade-off).
Attempted Solutions: I have, of course, used the
noise reduction tools offered by both Audacity and Nero WaveEditor. With these, and my
limited knowledge/experience, I've only been able to somewhat reduce the "road hum" noise,
while also reducing the quality of the music (rendering it "muddy" or "watery".
Question: Does anyone have suggestions on how to best reduce/eliminate this noise while
maximizing the quality of the underlying music using the tools I already have
(Audacity/Nero), or other inexpensive/easy to use software?
Warning: As I am a
newbie, please don't assume much sophistication on my part. I do know how to suppress
generalized imperfections (like tape hiss) using the noise reduction tools in my software.
However, getting rid of the embedded/mixed noise in the audio from the video linked above
is well beyond my current abilities.
Thanks for reading this. More thanks
still for any useful advice.