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Old 11-29-2008, 08:07 PM   #101 (permalink)
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Kewl, I'll try that, although I hope it doesn't bring to much of the volume up on the quiet stuff.
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Old 11-29-2008, 08:38 PM   #102 (permalink)
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Kewl, I'll try that, although I hope it doesn't bring to much of the volume up on the quiet stuff.
Well, the idea behind compression is that it evens everything out; if it sounds bad you probably fucked it up. The compressor plug-in in Audacity is pretty much a no brainer.

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Old 11-29-2008, 09:16 PM   #103 (permalink)
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To be fair, I wouldn't call any part of audio editing a no-brainer. Audacity in particular makes me feel like my fingers are glued together, I can barely use it. A lot of my shows end up being on-the-fly tech tests, which leads to griping about why something didn't work out. So don't get discouraged orion549, if that is your real name. There's always speed bumps.

At least we're just doing this for fun. My newest hobby is finding school-educated video editors who don't know how to edit sound in Final Cut Pro. It's amazing how often you can hear their audio pop during scene cuts. I sure hope that schooling was worth ten thousand bucks, suckers!
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Old 11-30-2008, 09:23 AM   #104 (permalink)
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To be fair, I wouldn't call any part of audio editing a no-brainer.
Too true. I've used SoundForge extensively but I still didn't understand the "Time Stretch" option in Audacity until recently. If you've never done any audio editing you might want to try and find a tutorial (which, now that I look back on it, is what I should have done when I started.)

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I've learned a lot from your complaining, McNally.


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Old 11-30-2008, 12:30 PM   #105 (permalink)
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yeah I only use a few functions on audacity myself.. Just levels, compressor, fade-in/fade-out, very seldom I use amplify and silence. That's it for me. One day I'll make the time to go through the tutorial LOL.
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Old 11-30-2008, 08:05 PM   #106 (permalink)
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I pretty much compress like crazy, since I've been doing a lot more, we've gotten a lot less complaints about noise spikes.
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Old 11-30-2008, 11:43 PM   #107 (permalink)
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Next episode is up - I tried to take a bit longer editing the sound and getting the levels a bit better. I had to run a high pass filter on the talking parts that are recorded in my car to drown out some of the bassy tones from the car.

Any more tips/advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 12-01-2008, 05:54 PM   #108 (permalink)
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What are ya using to record BW?
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Old 12-01-2008, 06:01 PM   #109 (permalink)
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My old iRiver H10 20GB - It records at 128kbps but if you buy this cradle thing for it you can get 320kbps but I think you need to have it plugged into a mains and that wouldn't really work for me in my recording situation.

I have looked for it recently but they are very rare so boo that.
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Old 12-03-2008, 11:57 PM   #110 (permalink)
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Hey BW.. we recently found The Levelator... It will make the voices and direct noices in one part louder in one part and softer in another part depending on the situation. It balances them out. Here's a link...

The Levelator from The Conversations Network

Good luck!
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