We all have different talents. Being a sound engineer requires having a trained ear and knowledge of recording software.
It takes an expert. We found Dara Crawford in England to help with the podcasts and now with Family Legacies Project.
Dara does this for us:
– Audio mixed and mastered by a professional sound engineer and studio to translate to multiple devices and speaker systems which prevents clipping, distortion and unusual artefacts when playing back through various systems.
– Audio output level set to the industry standard, making it ready for broadcast purposes like podcasts, audio streaming, radio and TV.
– Audio professionally spliced to remove unwanted fillers e.g. am, ah, you know, long silences, etc.
– EQ and compression tailored for each specific interview, no generic settings, custom settings every time to compliment the interviewee’s voice.
– Reduction of “shh” & “ess” sounds which microphones are sensitive to, this gives way for a more pleasant and smooth listening experience.
– Background noise reduced to a relaxing sound bed for the dialogue to rest upon. (Sounds weird and unnatural when fully removed).
– Audio prepped into multiple file formats including popular compressed or uncompressed formats like MP3 and WAV.
– Optional quick intro and outro music stinger to set the mood and grab the listeners attention.
List of audio processing tools that are used:
– Noise Reduction.
– Audio splicing (Seamlessly cutting and restitching audio back together)
– Noise Gating.
Just like the commercial says, do not try this at home. Contact us to record your voice and your stories in a professional manner.