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Audio recording quality
« on: March 28, 2016, 11:24:42 AM »
I am preparing a movie about the Church crisis in French, but I have some difficulties with the sound. The recordings are of good quality (I use a Blue Yeti Mic), and I have changed the voice on audacity, so that my voice be better. I increased the low pitch and removed the high-pitched. The result is very good, but not on all sorts of speakers. With headphones, there is never any problem; but with speakers, the sound is bad on my television and on the cheap speakers of my computer. On the contrary, the sound is pretty good with the high-quality speakers of my brother's computer, and with the speakers of his laptop. It clearly comes from the low-frequency, for when my brother increases the low-frequency on his high-quality speakers, the sound is bad (muffled and displeasing); and when he decreases the low-frequency, there is no problem. Moreover, when I add the high-pitched, the recording is better on all speakers. However, I prefer the voice without the high-pitched; therefore I would like  to keep this adjustment and still to have a good sound on any kind of speakers. Do you know how to do? (the compressor does not change anything).

Thank you in advance.
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Re: Audio recording quality
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2016, 03:47:36 PM »
Have others listen to your changes. It's not easy to mix your own voice.
 

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Re: Audio recording quality
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2016, 05:37:02 AM »
They find my voice fine on fine speakers.  :D

The real problem is to have a good voice whatever speakers are used... I can't understand why it is so flawed, muffled, on some speakers. I know that it is due to the low pitch, but if I increased the high-pitched, it would be less beautiful.
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Re: Audio recording quality
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2016, 09:07:28 AM »
They find my voice fine on fine speakers.  :D

The real problem is to have a good voice whatever speakers are used... I can't understand why it is so flawed, muffled, on some speakers. I know that it is due to the low pitch, but if I increased the high-pitched, it would be less beautiful.

Have them listen to the multiple versions on multiple speakers. Don't poison the well with telling them what you dislike/like. Again, it's very hard to mix one's own voice. Consider PMing nmoerbeek for tips on voice recording -- his apostolate is audiobooks.