Does this audio sound right?

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BrittanyS
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Does this audio sound right?

Post by BrittanyS » Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:52 am

Good evening,

I am attaching audio both before and after I apply the filters. Does this sound right? I feel like it sounds off...

Here are the filters I am using

Noise reduction 6, 6.00, 6
Equalization > Select Curve: Low rolloff for speech, Length of Filter: about 5000 > OK.

RMS Normalize: Target RMS Level -20dB > OK.

Limiter: Soft Limit, 0, 0, -3.5dB, 10, No > OK.
Attachments
Edited clip.wav
Edited Clip
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Unedited Clip.wav
Raw Clip
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kozikowski
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Re: Does this audio sound right?

Post by kozikowski » Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:57 am

It does. I'm trying to figure out why.

Unedited is right off the recording, right? No filters or corrections?

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Re: Does this audio sound right?

Post by kozikowski » Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:21 am

I got the clip to pass ACX and sound reasonable. I left out Noise Reduction. I think Noise Reduction is distorting the tones in your voice before the other tools even get to it.

Low Rolloff
RMS Normalize
Limiter

Try it. Do what you did to the unedited clip skipping Noise Reduction. It passes ACX Check and sounds more balanced.

After I did that, the only thing I didn't much like was the "essing" or frying SS sounds in your words. Oddly, the DeEssing tool didn't help much. That's why you can sense the "?" marks over my head.

I'm working on a custom filter to try and suppress that.

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Re: Does this audio sound right?

Post by kozikowski » Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:31 am

One other note. I cut off the extra silence at the end and one of the three seconds at the beginning. It's not good to have too much room tone (background sound) in the clip. It throws off RMS Normalize.


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Re: Does this audio sound right?

Post by kozikowski » Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:32 am

I need to drop for a while.
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Re: Does this audio sound right?

Post by Trebor » Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:36 am

BrittanyS wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:52 am
I am attaching audio both before and after I apply the filters. Does this sound right? I feel like it sounds off...

ATTACHMENTS
Edited clip.wav Edited Clip (1.2 MiB)
Unedited Clip.wav Raw Clip (1.62 MiB)
Both Edited & unedited have a big bump in the spectrum at 2kHz ...

De-Bump.gif
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This equalization "curve" gets rid of the bump ...

Equalization ''curve'' curve to remove resonant bump at 2kHz.png
Equalization ''curve'' curve to remove resonant bump at 2kHz.png (22.21 KiB) Viewed 101 times
BrittanyS.XML
the data for the curved to be imported into Audacity's equalizer
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