Hi everyone. This is the third time I record everything in order to make a video for the web. I’m an amateur that knows very little about video-making and sound-editing. I’m just doing this for fun and hope it all ends up being, at least, OK.
In order to record, this time I placed the smartphone (its the best recorder I currently have access to) on the table, diagonal to me but with the microphone pointing towards me. Last time I had the smartphone close to my face, which generated thuds from accidentally blowing to the microphones.
I don’t have an educated ear that allows me to hear particular problems related to my recordings. I’m attaching a little fragment. Can you please help me identify what needs to be fixed? For example, last time I was told I had excessive sibilance. Do you hear that here as well? And what else?
I did something similar with De-Esser and noise reduction.
The next thing you can do is get rid of room echoes. The simple way is to make a blanket tent over you and the phone. The heavier the blanket the better. You can’t work for a long time like that (you run out of air), but if it helps the sound quality, that gives us an idea of what else can work.
There is no Audacity filter for room echoes. You have to get rid of them in real life.
Also, does your phone have different recorders? iPhones have Voice Memo which applies filters and corrections and also Music Memo which is plain and doesn’t have corrections.
Thank you all for your feedback. I’ll use the blanket tip for a future project. I won’t record everything a fourth time. I (and any viewer) will have to accept the room echo .
But I would like to use De-esser to reduce the sibilance. I already have it installed in Audacity. What settings do you recommend? I must confess I have no idea how to calibrate it . And the volume is too low, right? What would be a proper volume level?