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Grant Strac
Re: Reducing Echo (I have two hours of good audio in same room, the recorder cut out for 2 minutes)
on May 14, 2013 at 8:22:30 pm

Thank you all for taking the time to answer my query. I downloaded that program "zynaptiq: unveil" and I tried it out. Honestly I spent three hours working on the audio in soundtrack doing noise removals, noise gate, and graphic eq, and other tricks and it sounded significantly better.

I'm not sure if Unveil being a demo or if I'm not using it correctly but there was a small change but not very good. I was surprised I couldn't tell a difference I had to turn the volume up super loud to hear change. It was a stand along program not a plug in so maybe the demo is the problem but diligence & playing around with filters trying to brush off the cobwebs from my certification class several years ago yielded the best result.

I took all six tracks from the three cameras. Deleted a/b's on all of them to make it mono. Then did a expansion of all the audio in the file to stretch up the frequencies and did a room tone removal (I ALWAYS do a 30 second room tone before every single take).

Deleted the expander. Opened the frequency spectrum, right clicked the graph and changed the graphical layout to show me as much frequency as possible. Deleted about 20 solid line sounds that ran across the files (power line hums, and other constant sounds. I really took my time with that.)

Then spend a serious amount of time on the Graphic EQ on each track just playing and THAT is what made it sound great. Its not perfect but with some fades and alternative editing the graphic eq saved my bum. I plan to spend three hours tomorrow re-doing the graphic eq because I think I can get it even better.


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