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Old March 31st, 2008, 07:27 AM   #1
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Some Guidedance to fix hot signal Audio

Using one Sennheiser g2 100 I end up having some Hot audio. I'm still thinking that is not that bad but I would like to fix it. I use soundbouth Cs3 as part of my editing but will like to know what tool or setting in this program could help me to improve the sound in that hot signal.

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Old March 31st, 2008, 08:25 AM   #2
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Unfortunately, once you record hot (overmodulated) audio it can't be fixed.

You can experiment with your EQ to lower the level of the offending frequencies which might help a bit. Be more careful next time.
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Old March 31st, 2008, 08:55 AM   #3
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I would tend to agree with Rick, but Adobe Audition has a filter that's supposed to repair clipped audio. You could try it out and see if it helps. Download the trial here:

http://www.adobe.com/go/tryaudition
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Old March 31st, 2008, 10:38 AM   #4
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Thanks guys.

Vito I'm not too familiar with the audio restoration in audition . Could you explain how or what filter in Audition 3 you think that could work? Could provide me some guide to get to it?

I will really apreciate that please.

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Old March 31st, 2008, 11:12 AM   #5
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Hi Jose,

Unfortunately, I don't have Audition installed at the moment, so I can't give you detailed help.

I remember the filter was in the "restoration" category of the effects, or something like that.. Search for clip restoration in the help menu and follow the steps. I believe it involves selecting a portion of your clipped audio and sampling it so that Audition has an idea of what to fix. Then using the sample info to restore the clipped audio.

You may have to lower the volume by a few db to give the program some headroom to use. Clipped audio would usually be clipped at the max.

Not sure if it will help your audio, but it's worth a shot...
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Old March 31st, 2008, 11:48 AM   #6
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Thank you
I will try tonight at home. I will let you know the results.
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Old March 31st, 2008, 06:50 PM   #7
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Using one Sennheiser g2 100 I end up having some Hot audio. I'm still thinking that is not that bad but I would like to fix it. I use soundbouth Cs3 as part of my editing but will like to know what tool or setting in this program could help me to improve the sound in that hot signal.
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As mentioned Adobe Audition supposedly has a plugin. The best thing you can do in the future is to observe proper gain staging between transmitter and receiver, receiver and mixer, and mixer and camera.

Any failure in making those settings good will result in clipped audio.

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Old April 4th, 2008, 11:24 AM   #8
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As mentioned Adobe Audition supposedly has a plugin. The best thing you can do in the future is to observe proper gain staging between transmitter and receiver, receiver and mixer, and mixer and camera.

Any failure in making those settings good will result in clipped audio.

Regards,

Ty Ford
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Yes, sadly I know well how to handle these audio devices. But I had a new guy working with us who is not very familiar with them!

Adobe Audition has that plugin but is not making too much improvements.
Or at least not with my situation
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Old April 4th, 2008, 01:53 PM   #9
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Jose,

Thanks for the field report. I am truly sorry for your pain.

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Old April 4th, 2008, 02:11 PM   #10
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I am truly sorry for your pain.
Yeah. Sorry it didn't work out. Clipped audio is a nightmare...
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