Removing difficult crackling noise in a grand piano recording


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I am restoring some excellent grand piano recordings. I am using Audition CC. Here:

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there is sample of the Bach Well Tempered Clavier, Prelude II. This one was recorded in Merkin Concert Hall, NY, around 80's.

I've cleaned stationary noise and I am satisfied with the results. However, there is a resilient ckacling noise coming with the notes. It is mostly in the 300 - 700Hz, and it just comes when there is a note, so I can't have a noise print, neither add a filter without unacceptable distortion.

I am not sure if this noise was added during original recording or digital transcription. Still have access to the original tape, although I don't have a quality reel to digital conversion system.

Is there any way I could at least soften this noise?

Thank you.
ok i see it... cant do FFT if it coincides with notes...

i guess if u could "find" the frequency dialing around w/parametric, then narrow it in on the freq... mabe u could set up a narrow band of compression and keep tweaking it until it helped maybe? *shrugs*