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41194Re: [podcasters] Re: Leveling Voices With Levelator, Call Recorder, And Garageband.

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  • Dan Hughes
    Aug 9, 2012
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      I tried Levelate a few times on a voice-only track, and I got a lot of
      sonic weirdness. Certainly not broadcast quality.

      ---Dan




      On Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 10:11 AM, Shawn Thorpe <shawn@...>wrote:

      > You could do that but you could save some time by importing into iTunes
      > instead and converting it there. If you bring the file back into
      > Garageband, you'll have to go thru the whole mixdown process again, which
      > isn't really necessary.
      >
      > Also, it's generally *not* recommended to levelate files that contain a
      > lot of music. So, if your finished podcast does have a lot of music, then
      > you'd be better off exporting just the voice parts first, levelating them,
      > then dragging the levelated voice part back into Garageband and mixing it
      > down with the music tracks from there.
      >
      > -Shawn Thorpe
      > http://shawn.mx/
      > http://geminidragon.tv/
      >
      > On Aug 9, 2012, at 7:43 AM, docholliday2006 wrote:
      >
      > > Thanks.
      > >
      > > Question on the last part about converting back to Mp3.
      > >
      > > Would I import the file back into garage band? Use something else?
      > >
      > > --- In podcasters@yahoogroups.com, Shawn Thorpe <shawn@...> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > When you're ready to export your podcast, In Garageband, select the
      > "Share" menu, then:
      > > > Export Song to Disk >> Uncheck the "compress" box >> Click the
      > "Export" button >> Save the file to disk wherever you'd like, this will
      > create an AIFF file (the OS X equivalent of a WAV file) >> Drag that AIFF
      > file into Levelator >> Export from Levelator >> Convert the exported file
      > to mp3 if necessary.
      > > >
      > > > Another good idea is to make sure that, within Garageband preferences,
      > you've ticked the "Auto Normalize" checkbox in the Advanced tab.
      > > >
      > > > -Shawn Thorpe
      > > > http://shawn.mx/
      > > > http://geminidragon.tv/
      > > >
      > > > On Aug 8, 2012, at 2:50 PM, docholliday2006 wrote:
      > > >
      > > > > I just put out my first episode of my new podcast.
      > > > >
      > > > > One problem I'm having is voice level inconsistencies throughout the
      > podcast.
      > > > >
      > > > > My audio sources are
      > > > >
      > > > > 1) Me recording my voice in garageband and speaking into my mac book
      > microphone
      > > > > 2) Skype conversations recorded with Call Recorder and then imported
      > into garage band.
      > > > >
      > > > > Throughout the podcast the volume of the voices can vary
      > dramatically. Even my own voice recorded into garageband can vary a lot.
      > > > >
      > > > > I've heard of levelator, but the it only accepts wav and aac files.
      > > > >
      > > > > My only inputs from call recorder are .mov files, and after I've
      > created my finished podcast it is exported as an MP3, so I can't put it
      > through with that either.
      > > > >
      > > > > So how do I use levelator to level out the different speech volumes
      > with what I've got?
      > > > >
      > > > > What would you do in my situation?
      > > > >
      > > > > Thanks.
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > >
      > > >
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