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  • Interview Audio Clean up

     willie toth updated 14 years, 5 months ago 2 Members · 4 Posts
  • MarkofCain

    August 10, 2006 at 2:45 pm

    My most recent interview has some audio issues that I need to address before the video is ready for the public.

    1) fairly constanct background noise
    2) target voice needs to be brought out or “brighter”

    Here are two links for a segment of the interview.

    1) original file:

    2) Same file with background noise pulled out

    What do I need to do to make this a better quality audio?

    Thanks in advance.

    Mark Cain
    Sarasota, FL USA

  • willie toth

    August 10, 2006 at 9:03 pm


    Bring your file into the edit side highlight a small section of JUST THE BACKGROUND NOISE go the EFFECTS > NOISE REDUCTION > NOISE REDUCTION > OK now highlight the whole clip and go to the noise reduction again and preview (it will be open with the last setting used) … You will have to adjust the percentage of reduction, if you take too much out at one time it gets ugly, moocho ugly, I fondly refer to this as the “rain barrel effect” not good Grasshopper … WILLIE

  • MarkofCain

    August 10, 2006 at 9:32 pm

    Thanks for the input — but perhaps I wasn’t clear — I’ve already done that. That explains the two differnt files:
    and “Same file with background noise pulled out.”

    I posted both files so that you could see that I didn’t destroy the file by removing the constant background.

    Let me restated my question — Now, since I have pulled the background noise out, what is my next step to make the target voice “brighter” / “stand out more?”

    Are you saying that I didn’t pull enough of the background out?

    Thanks for your patience and help.

    Mark Cain
    Sarasota, FL USA

  • willie toth

    August 10, 2006 at 10:19 pm


    Give this a try … Using the PARAMETRIC EQ I would pull some mids out this will thinkin things up a bit, then I would do a hard limit … Keep the default settings with the exception of MAX AMPLITUDE, I would set that to -1db …

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