We’ve recorded a 5 minute audio segment to be included in a Ken Burns type video to give an overview of our new website.
All is going well but the recording, using low quality equipment, is hollow sounding.
First, am I correct in assuming that I can add a filter AFTER I’ve recorded?
Assuming so: can I get a recommendation or 2 for which filter to try? I’d like to get this done quickly because we’re starting Beta testing soon.
We plan to return before launch and re-record using better equipment.
Exactly. We can’t tell which way to go cold from a text posting. We need to hear a sample of the work.
It’s not unusual to think that a better microphone is going to solve all the problems. Maybe not. If you’re recording in a kitchen, a better microphone might make you sound like you’re recording in a much better kitchen. Several posters have gotten stuck like that.
I have (carefully) recorded temp voice tracks with a laptop microphone, so no, the mic isn’t always the solution.
This was recorded using a laptop in our home “studio” which is a walkin closet.
As I said, I want something simple and quick for testing. In the future, we have a mic, pre-amp, Mbox (ProTools) and can record at higher quality - but down the road.
I’d like to see how good I can get it without having to re-record, but if we do rerecord, we have a hunk of foam we could put behind the laptop.
But, I really want to see if a filter can help.
Her voice is pitched a little high and I can fiddle with the equalizer…I’ve done that before.
What I don’t know how to do is getting ride of that hollow effect…
Cool. Talking into a wine glass can be caused by the laptop automatic noise reduction or environment suppression. Dig in sound services, microphone processing or anything similar. I have a new laptop that sounds exactly like that when I do this:
Put the cursor on the Windows loudspeaker icon, then press right mouse button.
Then left mouse click on “Recording devices”, then inspect “Microphone” properties, and disable any “corrective enhancement” you find , like “echo cancellation"or"noise reduction”.
Sound Effects is likely to add “Cathedral Ambience” to your work. I got stuck with that once. I couldn’t understand why the machine under test wouldn’t pass. Would. Not. Pass. No matter what I did. Stupid Windows.
You can totally do this by listening. That wine-glass sound went away, right? It’s never going to sound like Warner Brothers Recording, but it may be presentable.
We rerecorded with better sound-deadening.
And, after playing with the equalizer, it’s good enough (I know! We’ll come back in the future and redo it anyway and we’ll use our good mic and pre-amp; and more sound-proofing; and turning off all the effects in Windows)
How would I draw in so many points since version 2.3.3 does not allow me to import the .xml EQ file posted in this forum? I am considering going back in version just so I could import the EQ (Filter Curve) posted since it looks almost impossible to draw this EQ in.
I am just trying to get rid of my hollow sound. Sample attached.