First of all thanks for having me and thank you in advance for any help I may receive.
I am using Audacity version 2.0.0 (unicode) on a Windows 8 OS 64 bit.
My issue is this: I have recorded the first episode of a podcast via skype direct to a Blue Snowball Ice mic into Audacity with the sources being the PC speakers and my voice live in front of mic.
One person is in the UK and I am in the US and we have announced the podcast for a Friday release date.
I tested this method a few days prior and both people involved with intelligible and the file seemed good enough to clean up, edit and use.
Today was the recording and like a fool I did not think to run another check and we went through the whole two hour show…thing is, due to either her being too close to her mic, the speakers being in a bad spot for my mic or a combo of both (along with her Kiwi accent! ), while I can be understood her vocals are unintelligible!
I have already run a noise reduction and it did nothing and am a total newb to this software and editing software in general and was wondering if anyone knew of any other tricks or procedure I could do to make her vocals heard clearly.
Being a realist I know there may be nothing for it but to re-record but I have hope…thanks again guys and hopefully the mods can get to me quickly so I can get a response and take the next step forward.
Also as long as I have your ears I plan on using Audacity a lot not only for the podcast but also my own music recording in the near future so if you guys can lead me to any free open source guides ‘for dummies’ I would be appreciative.