I am new to Audacity. I have recorded a roleplaying gaming podcast (omnidirectional) with the Blue Yeti microphone placed in the center of the table. Throughout the audio, I sometimes get too loud sounds, whether it be a player hitting the table, dropping a glass token, or maybe a pop sound. I understand I can use envelop to go and lower every peak, but it takes way too much time as there are many of them over 4h of podcast.
If there a function or effect that basically will lower every peak to over the 0.55 threshold of the envelop down to 0.55 or lower? Basically, is there an effect that automate envelop throughout the wave form?
That blue thing is a furniture moving blanket. That’s not a bad idea, either. That will get rid of dropping loose change on the table noises and will make the voices clearer. That last one is a little magic. The blanket keeps vocal table reflections out of the microphone.
This was a broadcast sound shoot. Ignore everything but the blanket on the table. It’s folded over in this case.
Ok thank you for the help. I had 2.1.0 of Audacity. I just installed the latest one.
One overall question that may be dumb for expert, but the scale of the sound form goes from -1.0 to 1.0, yet all effects (like Limited) are asking me the dB threshold. How do I convert the Audacity scale on the left to dB? In practice, say I have sound extending to +1 or -1, that I want to bring back to .6, how do I know how much effect to apply? (and vice versa when I try to amplify).
Another overall question: For a gaming podcast where I recorded a group (omnidirectional), what should be the minimum editing that I conduct (That wouldn’t take me more than 2h on a 4h recording, otherwise I simply have no time to do so). So far, I am doing, in the order:
Compress dynamic 1.2.6
Envelop to reduce peaks, but I’ll now use Limter
Finally, is there a tutorial written or video on how to use Audacity for podcast editing that you would recommend for newbies?