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Re: What's the best way to get more sound from an interview done at a low level?

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Mark Suszko
Re: What's the best way to get more sound from an interview done at a low level?
on Jun 6, 2014 at 2:09:26 pm

That, and try using Levelator; its free.

If you try stacking multiple copies of the track, you might want to adjust the EQ on some of them to emphasize high end, but not so much that you're amplifying background noise. Just so it doesn't sound "muddy".

This kind of thing happens when the camera audio input is set for the wrong impedance: line level vs. mic level, or when a control pot in the camera audio controls isn't set high enough.

One other way audio mysteriously drops out is phase cancellation; when the stereo left and right are exactly 180 degrees out of phase, they cancel each other out. If you mute one side of a stereo pair, and yet, it still sounds louder, that's a giveaway that you have phase cancellation issues.

We once had a client that kept complaining our audio was poor on every tape we sent them, yet everything always checked out fine at the shop. Made a "house call" and found out they had their stereo speakers miswired, causing said phase cancellation with anything stereo. However, they were adamant that we should not re-wire their system to be correct. They were kind of technophobic, and were afraid re-wiring the speakers would "mess up" the system as they understood it. So, I just made a note to make all their dubs mono, single-channel, until they had a personnel change.:-)

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