I’m currently editing and cleaning up some live radio programs. I often find that I need to use compression. I know Audacity uses an “offline” model for effects processing however I’m getting a bit frustrated because I can’t figure out how to monitor gain reduction - is this possible in Audacity?
Is that, programs on the radio that you are recording, or live shows that you are recording to go on a radio station?
If you can give a clear picture of what you are doing, we may be able to offer some suggestions / tips / tricks to help.
Change the first number, Compression, from the default 0.5 to the new 0.77 and the compressed sound appears remarkably like the local KPCC broadcasting the same show. Some shows I listen to in the car are unlistenable without that.
Yes, unprocessed podcasts are a big surprise for someone used to the highly processed broadcast sound. I’ve never run into this problem, but people post that the first and last handful of seconds could experience unusual behavior. Put some silence into those areas and the problem should go away.