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Microphone Sound Editing

Having Issues with your Audio and not sure what to do?

Not sure why the audio you just recorded sounds so bad or what you can do about it.? Does your microphone not sound right? What about the reverb and noise in the background of your recordings? 

Just ask Robbo and relax. With one simple Zoom call, you'll get a live online consultation with patience and thorough, easy-to-understand explanations to ensure all your audio problems are solved. You won't feel foolish and he will take the time to ensure you're 100% comfortable with the solution.

If you require more in-depth training on one or more particular audio disciplines, check out Robbo's Audio Coaching solutions!

"The findings proved that when a presenter's audio quality is poor, i.e., laden with distortion and echo, their credibility falls by a staggering 19%."

 Curtis Judd - University of Southern California

"How Audio Quality Influences Perceptions of the Research and Researcher" 

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Relieve the stress...

Doing anything creative is stressful enough. You're putting yourself out there to be scrutinised by anybody who cares to listen to/watch your content. So naturally you want it to sound as good as it possibly can. 

Whilst Audio Production has been made easier in the digital era, there are still many things that can go wrong when trying to achieve the best sound possible. 

 

Robbo's Audio Help Desk service is here to help make your recording stress-free, with a live, online consultation he will draw on his 35 years of experience in live and post-production audio to quickly identify and resolve any issue you're having with your audio.

Examples of some recent audio repairs:

1. Background Noise

Recording on location is not as easy as you might think. Mic location and direction, the shape and form of the room, AIr Conditioning noise and more can affect the recording.

Here's a perfect example, and the results after a client just asked Robbo.

Before:

00:00 / 00:15

After:

00:00 / 00:15

2.  Clipping

Gain is one of the most important concepts to have your head around when you're recording. The wrong Gain setup can mean that while what you're hearing in your headphones is fine, what is being captured is actually clipping (or overloading) on your recording device.

Fortunately, in some cases, this can be rectified by an audio engineer. For example, if you just ask Robbo.

Before:

00:00 / 00:14

After:

00:00 / 00:14

3.  Mixing

The best way to record your podcast interview is with each participant recording a separate audio file so that you can manipulate each one later on to get a good balance between each participant. However, sometimes, technology may not allow for this and you are left having to record everyone to the same file. Unfortunately, once you have "baked the cake" it's a little hard to undo if you get it wrong. 

There are some things you can do to help it along tho if you just ask Robbo.

Before:

00:00 / 00:32

After:

00:00 / 00:31

Gary Bertwistle, The Mojo Files Podcast

“I thought that I'd screwed up the entire interview. The ONE guest I'd been chasing for months, and there were pops and clicks all the way through the recording. Thanks for saving the day Robbo"

How It Works

This is a one-on-one Zoom call with Robbo, an audio engineer with 35 years of experience in both live and post-production audio. During the call, he will...

  • Take a listen to your issue and discuss what options you have available to you in the editor you are currently working on.

  • If there is no obvious way for you to resolve the issue on your end, he will have you transfer the audio to him, and he will show you how to effectively deal with the issue using 3rd party plugins and audio editing techniques whilst on the video call.

  • He will also discuss with you ways to avoid the issue happening again. 

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Whatever happens, you will leave the call with "fixed" audio (or he will refund your fee), and a video of the call for future reference.

This is a personal one-on-one call, and Robbo will record it so you're not spending your time taking notes.

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