Let us remember that reducing hiss also reduces some of the instrument’s sparkle.
Haha just write awesome music. Unless it sounds like someone is blasting a white noise machine, the people listening don't give a fuck about noise, if the music is awesome.
Life has white noise in it, we are used to it. Focus on the music and a lot of these issues just fade away. If its still getting to you, try bringing up the reverb a little. Realistic noise on instruments really makes some reverbs sing.
Then again a lot of my music is made with horribly recorded metal scrapes and hitting washing machines so I am used to it, if it works people usually don't care beyond that. From my experience at least.
Either way, just have more fun with it
I'm not the OP, but I'd say neither. For example, I posted this last year in another thread:Are you talking about bow noise or room sound? The only noise I've really encountered is on the tails of certain libraries when you can hear the room hum pretty clearly if you're wearing headphones and you turn the volume up pretty high. But in a mix it's barely noticeable, and certainly doesn't mar a recording. If you're getting it on very quiet passages, welcome to the world of recording.
Here is a test I made few months back when I was having a similar discussion with a friend. It's CSS, but the problem exists in CSSS also.
CSS Hiss Test
It's the same two notes from the Mix, Tree, and Close mics, respectively. As you'll hear, the first two have a good bit of hiss, and the last one does not (at least not nearly to that same noticeable level).
ell that to the clients. I’ve had them complain about that exact hiss.
After following this thread from the beginning, the question remains in my head (and at the user end, not the developer BTW) "Why not just EQ to attenuate or eliminate the problem completely?" My thinking may be a bit naive, but if you are hearing the hiss then it is either above the upper partials of the note or has wiped them out. Either way it can go IF it bothers you. Why should devs keep it? Because one person's poison is another's spice.
They must have superhuman ears, then. A couple of clients complaining does not make it a genuine problem. I mean, seriously, I've been mixing and recording for forty years and if you or they think this is hiss, you clearly haven't heard REAL hiss.Tell that to the clients. I’ve had them complain about that exact hiss.