Audacity 2.3.3, Windows 10.
Context: due to covid-19, singers are hunkering down, at home, but we would like our mixed (Audacity) recording to sound like we’re singing in our usual venue.
So, I am interested in capturing my church’s acoustic properties, and using this information to alter a set of soundtracks recorded separately by members of our choir. I’ve got a mix of the choir members singing already built in Audacity, and now I would like to make it sound like we recorded our group singing in the church.
I’m reading a bit about recording “balloon pops” in the venue, and then using this recording to do a what I think is called a convolution reverb to make it sound like our group was singing in the space.
I’ve found several references to a reverb tool in Audacity which would let me model the space with a set of configurable parameters, including room size, wet and dry gain, and other values.
However, I’m interested in capturing the actual acoustics of the space, and using that information to post-process our mix.
Is this possible in Audacity? Is there a tutorial or set of documents or links I should read? Really interested in a step-by-step how-to now, and would like to understand the theory too, later.
(I’m not afraid of the math and science, I rather enjoy these things - but I have a (self-imposed) pressing need to get a product out right away.)
If the “balloon pop to final reverb mix” isn’t possible or realistic in Audacity, I’d like to know, lest I go to deeply into a non-productive rabbit hole.
Any advice or help would be much appreciated.