Levelling out track amplification for a 1 hour Podcast.

I’m typically cleaning up 2-3 hour recordings and the process I have been using looks a little like this:

  • Noise reduction - I switch the track to DB view to do this because it shows the noise better.
  • Limiter - depending on the starting volume this can be down to -10 or not quite that far, basically the goal is to kill the massive peaks.
  • Amplify - This will make everything louder again, but now your peaks are much smaller it will make the quiet parts louder.

However just this week I’ve had the RMS-Normalise plug-in recommended which I’m putting in this process instead of Amplify and seems to work pretty well as an alternative.