Make narration warmer, maybe boost bass?

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Re: Make narration warmer, maybe boost bass?

Post by Trebor » Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:22 pm

LivingInternet wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:32 pm
I'm trying to play around with the Ozone Imager ...
As best I can tell, there are two settings, Width, and Amount. Is that basically what I play with?
Yes Ozone Imager only has two controls.
You can also mix the original mono track with the pseudo-stereo (dual-mono) version ...

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Just apply ozone imager to the dual-mono track, (to make it pseudo stereo).
LivingInternet wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:32 pm
Do you have suggestions on settings for those to obtain nice narration enhancement?
All the threes: width=33.3 amount=3.3 & set the dual-mono track 3dB quieter than the mono, (just suggestions).
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Re: Make narration warmer, maybe boost bass?

Post by kozikowski » Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:25 pm

One more. Did you apply Noise Reduction? It's not in your list. Noise Reduction can make a voice sound mechanical and "cell phony." People are paying so much attention to the noise level they miss what it did to their voice.

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Re: Make narration warmer, maybe boost bass?

Post by LivingInternet » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:16 am

Thanks both.

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Re: Make narration warmer, maybe boost bass?

Post by LivingInternet » Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:45 pm

Trebor wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:23 pm
As a consequence of doing that there will be reduction of high frequencies, correctable with EQ ...
https://www.voxengo.com/product/marvelgeq/
Hi, I'd like to try this. I have no idea what the settings should be. Are the ones in the pic in your post the recommendations, or otherwise can you help me decide what they should be?

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Re: Make narration warmer, maybe boost bass?

Post by Trebor » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:37 pm

LivingInternet wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:45 pm
Trebor wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:23 pm
As a consequence of doing that there will be reduction of high frequencies, correctable with EQ ...
https://www.voxengo.com/product/marvelgeq/
Hi, I'd like to try this. I have no idea what the settings should be. Are the ones in the pic in your post the recommendations, or otherwise can you help me decide what they should be?
Just prior to that post I mentioned de-essing, you should de-ess before boosting high-frequencies with an equalizer,
(or Audacity's bass&treble), otherwise sibilant sounds will be too loud.

A quick & simple de-esser plugin for Audacity is here ... viewtopic.php?p=344804#p344804

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adjust the threshold to taste, if lisping occurs threshold is too low.
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Re: Make narration warmer, maybe boost bass?

Post by LivingInternet » Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:11 am

Interesting. I also seem to have a de-esser installed with Audacity, as per this pic:

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Is one preferable over another?

Also, re correction of reduction of high frequencies with Marvel GEQ, any advice on settings, or just use the ones in the pic you posted?

Thanks,
Bill

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Re: Make narration warmer, maybe boost bass?

Post by Trebor » Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:14 pm

LivingInternet wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:11 am
Is one preferable over another?
The one you've already got can do a more precise job, but it's much slow.
The one I linked to above is much quicker.
LivingInternet wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:11 am

Also, re correction of reduction of high frequencies with Marvel GEQ, any advice on settings ...
The equalization settings will depend on the source material,
so it's a case of trial & error with the sliders individually ...

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Re: Make narration warmer, maybe boost bass?

Post by LivingInternet » Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:09 pm

Thanks.

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