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RE: Wave File Normalization Software
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Subject: RE: Wave File Normalization Software
From: Mark Murdock <mark@celebrationradio.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 17:45:21 +0000
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Thread-topic: [CRTech] Wave File Normalization Software

With Audacity you can set up a “chain” to first compress then normalize files. I do this every day with voice track files. File – Edit Chains – Add – give the chain a name – Insert, then add a compressor, normalizer and then export.

 

Mark Murdock

Production Director

KAMB

90 E. 16th St.

Merced, CA 95340

(209) 723-1015

www.celebrationradio.com

mark@celebrationradio.com

 

From: Terry Cowan [mailto:tcowan@knlr.com]
Sent: February 6, 2018 5:32 PM
To: crtech@crtech.org
Subject: Re: [CRTech] Wave File Normalization Software

 

Kevin,

As you probably know all normalizing will do is find the peak and adjust everything else accordingly.  If the level of the original material is "all over the place" or if there is a transient peak anywhere in the recording it may end up worse off than it is now.

The better way would be to run the recordings through a "limiter or compressor" either hardware or software but that would take a lot of time.  I'm not aware of software that will do batch limiting although someone else on the list might.

Terry Cowan

KNLR/KNLX

 

On 02/06/18 16:58, Mark Murdock wrote:

Audacity can do batch processing. You create what they call a “chain” and then you can apply it to a bunch of files. It will take a while to process through all of them, but it should do the job.

 

https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/chains_for_batch_processing_and_effects_automation.html

 

 

Mark Murdock

Production Director

KAMB

90 E. 16th St.

Merced, CA 95340

(209) 723-1015

www.celebrationradio.com

mark@celebrationradio.com

 

From: Kevin Kidd [mailto:kkbroadcastengineering@gmail.com]
Sent: February 6, 2018 4:33 PM
To: CRTech
Subject: [CRTech] Wave File Normalization Software

 

Hi all,

I have a sometimes client with about the worst cut to cut level variations that I have ever heard in their music, spots, voice tracks and liners.  It stemmed from a lack of maintenance, lack of interest, drag-and-drop cut ingestion and the mass aggregation of cuts from several different sources.

Has anybody done a full library normalization (thousands of cuts)?  What software did you use?  Any problems?  How consistent were the levels afterward?  Was there a limit to how much the software would correct the levels?

And as always, free or cheap is good...

Regards,


Kevin C. Kidd, CSRE/AMD
Lawrenceburg, TN
AM Ground Systems Company  -  WD4RAT
kkidd@kkbc.com  --  866-22-RADIO -- 866-227-2346
www.amgroundsystems.com

 

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