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Introducing ClickFix

ClickFix for Adobe Audition is a click and pop filter plug-in, specifically designed for Adobe System's Adobe Audition through version 3.0, and Syntrillium's Cool Edit 2000 and Cool Edit Pro.

ClickFix is ideal for cleaning up vinyl LP recordings after digitizing them. ClickFix removes clicks and pops from 45s and 78s and can also remove static from AM and FM broadcasts.

Adobe Audition and Cool Edit Pro users: Why use ClickFix when Adobe Audition includes a Click/Pop Eliminator? Because ClickFix is fast -- typically more than ten times faster than the declicker included with Adobe Audition, and gives the same or superior results. Plus, it does this without adding unwanted audio artifacts.

Cool Edit 2000 users: Cool Edit 2000 lacks a built-in tool to remove clicks and pops. ClickFix fills that need perfectly.

ClickFix is available in two versions. Each version works with Adobe Audition, Cool Edit 2000, and Cool Edit Pro:

  • ClickFix Free provides basic click removal

  • ClickFix (full version) includes additional features to make click removal even easier and more effective

See the Features page for details, and download a free copy.

During a recent internet search I found many programs that claim to remove clicks and crackles from the audio recorded from vinyl records. For various reasons, I immediately eliminated most of these programs based on the information provided on the product websites. I short-listed 7 of these programs, ranging in price from about $20 to over $150, which I thoroughly evaluated using several noisy WAV file samples.

Jeffery Klein's ClickFix (Full Version) outperformed ALL of them, even the most expensive packages. ClickFix produced EXCELLENT results in all the tests I performed, and above all, ClickFix does not remove ANY of the wanted audio signal. The default settings work well with widely differing signal levels and music types, so practical use is simple and quick without have to endlessly fiddle with multiple setting slider controls, as is the case with most of the other programs.

Remember that ClickFix only removes the clicks and crackles. The surface noise that remains on really old records can then easily be removed using a good noise cleaning program, giving truly amazing end results. The fact that it is an Cool Edit/Audition plug-in is an added bonus, and the "Force Fix" feature is great for interactive use.

J. A. S., Pretoria, South Africa

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