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An Introduction to Compression: Basic Compression - A free download from Audio Masterclass

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Click removal at the start of a track

It's always good to have a clean start to a track, and removing even a tiny click can make a significant improvement.

It is strongly recommended that you should listen to this video on loudspeakers or headphones of studio monitoring quality.

Transcript of commentary

Listen to this...

Can you hear a click, right at the start? Let's zoom in and see what's happening there.

OK, there we can see the problem. It's starting with an offset. So what we can do is simply get rid of that bit. Shuffle it, and here we go…

Much better.

With the click...

And without the click...

Much better!

By David Mellor Friday November 22, 2013
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