Hi, new to 2.0.6. Looking for a way to do a complicated procedure, can anybody chime in?
I Imported Wave files from my Digital Recorder, want to prepare for burning to CD.
Two guitars, 3 voices, LOTS of nuance and subtleties but each track is mixed to different volue, want
to master to equivalent levels. Any form of compression I use seems to lose the nuances, makes the
recording sound more ‘MP3’ like. Normalizing gets thrown off by random transient peaks. Simply amplifying
the wave means the peaks get clipped, ugh.
I Have an idea, but DON’T KNOW HOW TO DO THIS. See image below for example
A. Original Left Channel- the outlyers outside .5/-.5 range have little musically important content.
I hand clipped a few, the audio is not adversely affected.
B. Want to erase, (or maybe compress) any levels above .5, DOWN to .5 (and below -.5, UP to .5), and end up with:
C. All music content is between -.5 and .5, AND the dynamics of the critical sound data are unchanged.
D. This result can be amplified, but still retaining the nuances of the original wave.
ANY IDEAS HOW TO DO THIS with Audacity (hint NOT editting each peak by hand)
THANKS so much for any ideas,