Allow me to apologize and pre-qualify by noting that I’m sure I’m not entirely in line with exact protocol for posting and requesting for help regarding files – still, I appreciate any leeway, as this is truly a very serious and time-sensitive situation.
I’ve come to understand (the hard way) that isolating vocals amidst heavy background ambience is near impossible. At one point I was able to do it with this particular file but have no idea what happened to the resulting output, and have since not been able to emulate.
In a nutshell, I had a home security system through which a bad actor sent audio recorded from my mobile device when I was well over 100 miles away. The “entity”, we’ll call it, failing to have bothered to secure a subpoena thought it clever to use this means in order to achieve whatever end goal. The video linked is manually recorded (not by me) footage of my backyard on a date from April wherein I was not home. When one listens closely over the deafening drone of the AC unit and outside cricket ambience, one immediately recognizes speech. It turns out this speech is as forementioned, hidden, recorded audio of myself and some acquaintances. No criminal activity was actually recorded, but the audio is being utilized (or was going to be) against me, had I not by chance stumbled upon it.
I’m quite certain any user here will be more adept at separating the conversant audio more from the background noise, while retaining both, just with the background noise substantially decreased so that one can easily hear the contents of the conversation. Of course I appreciate whatever privacy extended my way, but in the end, this is an open forum and I don’t mind discussion regarding…well…the discussion taking place. My main goal is to get this audio clear enough in order to reprove the above assertions. I’m able to recognize the conversation and date in which it took place, simply because it’s familiar. I need the layman to be able to discern this as well. As is recorded, one can make out that there is a conversation at high enough gain, but the background noise is so squelching and awful that you cannot discern what’s being said. Again, I know this can be rectified to some extent because I was able to do so at one point.
Finally, I must repeat, I’m sure I’m violating some policy and I sincerely apologize, but this is truly a dire and time sensitve manner. Any help is incredibly appreciated. If one were to provide me with the corrected file as I’ve described I would be more than willing to pay at least a small some immediately, and more in the near future, and you will have my eternal gratitude (not exaggerating). Here is a link to the file on my google drive. Again, thank you in advance and please forgive me for lack of appropriate etiquette. I have the utmost confidence in this community and certainly wish my audio editing skills were adequate. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1RxZYrz1GmwiIvu8ylbmMIAu0LwOaXi7A Thank you! I can be emailed at email@example.com for further info.