I’ve spent hours going through every tutorial I can find, trying to touch up these recordings, but I’m brand new to audio processing and I honestly have no idea what I’m doing. I can’t tell if the recordings are a lost cause, or if I’ve missed something important. Here’s a sample:
This isn’t touching up. That’s a badly damaged sound clip. You are in disaster recovery. It’s wool-blanket muffled, but it also has rumble and thumping sound over the voice and sizzling essing.
How did you make that? In detail.
Is it a surveillance recording? Was the recorder in your pocket? I can account for the muffling, but the sizzling essing is new.
Did you try to recover audio from analyzing video pictures? That’s a relatively new technique where you analyze the vibration of paper or other flat object in the video frame.
I know you think you’re recording from your microphone, but you may not be. It’s not that unusual for a computer to switch to the internal microphone and not tell anybody. Of course, that’s never happened to me [ahem.]