I know it must be simple. I have played around with various tools, but I can't seem to figure this out...
I have a long track (1.5 hours) from a school play. As middle school kids, they keep their voices low when talking and let it rip when singing. The track has a huge dynamic range issue. If I just increase the amplitude accross the track it saturates for the songs. If I leave it alone the voices are too quite.
Is there a variable gain (reduce dynamic range) function? All I need is the name of the correct tool to spend time playing with!
I need about +18db for the real quite parts and 0db for the songs. I realize that +18 is likely to induce noise. I can live with the noise as I have some 'silence' that I can use for noise reduction purposes.
The best way to do this is to just highlight the low spots one at a time with the track on the edit side and amplify it ... There is too much of a gain difference to use the hard limit feature ... It might take some time but it will be worth ir in the end ... WILLIE
Even if you use envelpoes you are still going to have to manually draw the line, so either method is going to take time, as to what one is faster and or easier with 1.5 I would highlight and amplify ... WILLIE