pica wrote:Or do I have to do it selectively. And if selectivly, how?
As koz said, doing it selectively is the best way.
A little "trick" that works for some kinds of material:
Lets say that you have a recording of two people having a conversation, and
person A is recorded a lot louder than person B.
You then want to increase the volume level each time that person B speaks, so that the two voices are at a more similar level.
In this description I am using Audacity 1.3.4 (which is better than 1.2.6 for this type of thing).
- Import the recording into track 1
- Create a new track from the track menu - make the same kind as the original (mono or stereo).
- Listen to the part of the recording and find the first place where person B (the quiet voice) speaks,
- Select the area where person B is talking and use "Alt+Ctrl+X" to perform a "split cut"
- Press [Enter] to deselect the track
- Use the "down cursor key" to move focus to track 2
- Press [Enter] to select track 2 (the same time period will be selected as previously)
- Press Ctrl+V to paste Person B voice clip into track 2
- Repeat this process for each time that person B speaks
You now have 2 tracks with the following:
Track 1 contains the voice clips of person A
Track 2 contains the voice clips of person B
You can now use the volume slider at the left hand side of each track to adjust the track volume.
When you Export the audio, the two tracks will be mixed together.