How to bring out low volume voice recording

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How to bring out low volume voice recording

Permanent link to this post Posted by Okieman » Fri Mar 11, 2011 3:06 am

Today I recorded (via small digital recorder) an important telephone interview for someone, and have to write it up tomorrow. Problem is, the guy I talked to was so soft-spoken that there are places where I can make out what he said. If I crank up the volume, my voice in the recording practically blasts out my eardrums. Can I bring out the quiet parts yet limit the normal portions???
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Re: How to bring out low volume voice recording

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:19 am

Effect > Leveler
Effect > Compressor
Effect > Compress Dynamics (Chris's Compressor -- available separately.)

They will all help. Leveler is a Brute Force squasher that makes no effort to sound good. You can make Jet Pilot Voices with this.

Compressor is an arithmetic processor that changes volume as the show loudness goes up. It can sound good if you're careful.

Chris's Compressor...

http://pdf23ds.net/software/dynamic-compressor/

..Is musical. It was designed to increase the overall volume, even out the variations, and sound really good.

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