Very silent piece of audio. Compressor or???

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Annelise
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Very silent piece of audio. Compressor or???

Post by Annelise » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:44 am

Hello everyone.

I am new to audacity, so that is why I probably have no idea what to do.

I have read couple of notes about the envelope and compressor and even tried to normalise, but so far I haven't had much progress. On the contrary, I have had only 'jangling' loud sounds and very silent those, which are silent. I attach here the screenshot of the recording, so that you can see the difference between the loud and the silent peaks.

Can you recommend anything?
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Trebor
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Re: Very silent piece of audio. Compressor or???

Post by Trebor » Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:13 pm

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http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/envelope_tool.html
If you make the very quiet sound much louder inevitably it will then be of lower quality than the un-amplified audio: more hiss, more conspicuous (jangling) digital artifacts. That's unavoidable.

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