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Old August 29th, 2006, 05:47 PM   #1
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Help cleaning up audio

Does anyone have any real world tips or tricks specifically addressed to cleaning up dialogue in Adobe Audition? I haven't found what I was looking for on the Adobe forums and so far only located one here.

I'm looking for a workflow of effects (Sound Soap first? then normalize? eq? then compress...?) that is most effective for leveling volume, enhancing the voice quality, and altogether punching up the vocals.

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Old September 5th, 2006, 08:47 PM   #2
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I second this request. Any tips would be great.
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Old September 5th, 2006, 09:43 PM   #3
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I've had great results with Sound SoapPro first, then some good EQing to get rid of some of the 'tin' sound. Reverb might help a bit, but I don't generally use it. I have used compression before Sound Soap Pro, but I honestly didn't hear a difference with or without it. My Mics are pretty high-end though (Senn MKH-60, Sanken CUB01), so that helps:P Some compression mwould help a mic with more noise.

I'm sure everyone has their own formula for this kind of thing, but it's worked well for me. I'm using LogicPro 7.
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Old September 5th, 2006, 10:47 PM   #4
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There might be some discussion forums around relating to Audition's immediate ancestor, Syntrillium Software's "Cool Edit Pro".

Things have probably come along some since I last played with it which was Cool Edit Pro v1.5.

My personal preference has been to equalise, then apply any noise reduction needed, normalise to 95% if there are any levels right on the edge, then apply the dynamic effects, such as compression/expansion. However I am no sound engineer so my personal preference should not be given much heed.

I've got some files for 78 rpm recordiing recovery such as de-RIAA, and re-equalise to some of the popular disk recording equalisations which were around before RIAA equalisation. However, these may be too old now for Audition or maybe not even compatable.
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Old September 6th, 2006, 12:39 AM   #5
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what works

A Multi band compressor works wonders. I'm sure Audition has them. Instead of shelving the freq you want with an extrmemly high Q, you compressed a very narrow band instead. Might have to google around on how a multi band compressor works first, not stuff for the faint of heart.
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