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Greetings ladies and gents,

my name is Kammellion and I have a question about using audacity and let’s plays.
I own windows 10 and the most recent version of Audacity. Together with my Blue Yeti Mic I do let’s play’s for about a month now.

Some of these games I play are either horror related or I get really excited. This means that my volume fluctuates quite a bit. Is there a tool in audacity to get my volume on about the same level? So that if I yell in excitement or scream in horror my audio volume will not differ much from my regular tone of speaking?

Thank you,
Kammellion

Chris’s Compressor can do that.

http://theaudacitytopodcast.com/chriss-dynamic-compressor-plugin-for-audacity/

Chris wrote it so he could listen to opera in the car. It dynamically evens out large volume variations and it works look-ahead, so it doesn’t get surprised by odd conditions.

I use it on a radio talk show that I download as a podcast. The podcast doesn’t go through the broadcast compressors and so the volume is all over the map. I change the first value, Compression ratio from 0.5 to 0.77 and it’s very similar to the local radio station.

This is an example of no compression, default and 0.77.

Koz