Tips On Audio Processing

May 5th, 2019

Some very experienced people say that the most important aspect of a video is not the video, but the audio.  Sometimes a bad quality video can be viewed, but a high quality video with bad audio is more than likely not going to be viewed to it’s end.

In this post, I want to show how I can take a file from a new friend and fellow Canadian gentleman who was kind enough to share with me one of his raw recordings and apply my techniques to it.

I met Frank via a post on the accordionist forum where as a new member came in and asked about ways he could improve his own recordings.  He was nice enough to send me a file that offered me some editing opportunities and I made a video of the process.  Normally it does not take me that long, however, when adding explanations to the screen capture video of the process, it adds a bit more time to the process.

The video below is just over 45 minutes.


May 31st, 2019

I had the opportunity to do the exercise one more time with another friend from the accordion forum.

You will note that I used a similar style and process to get the end results, but one should always use common sense, and experienced judgement and not just follow a strict recipe.  The nice thing about post processing music is that it is just as much art as it is technical and one should feel free to bend the rules here and there to benefit the piece that you are working on.

 



 

5:32 PM 4/10/2016