Normalizing Audio For Your Recordings

Normalizing Audio For Your RecordingsGreat sounding music does not have to solely come from live performances. Recording studios have the capability to make music sound from a player just the same as if you were sitting right in front of the band. You want your sound to be absolutely perfect so that listeners get a unique and personal experience with the music. One of the most important aspects that makes recorded music flawless is the volume.

The process is referred to as normalizing audio. The term references being able to adjust the sound’s overall volume to reach a particular target, which makes the music sound its best.

Adjusting sound quality is done in either of two ways: getting the maximum volume or by matching volumes. Maximizing volume is done when an audio file is too soft and matching volumes is when a group of files with differing volumes are matched for the best sound.

To properly adjust an audio file’s volume, you have to have an accurate measurement of the volume. (Information provided by learndigitalaudio.com).

PEAK volume detection:

If you want to make the audio file as loud as you can, measuring by this form is most suitable. PEAK volume detection measures how loud the peaks of the waveforms are.

RMS volume detection:

RMS takes an average of large peaks and soft sections and produces an overall loudness of a file.

EBU R-128 Volume Detection:Normalizing Audio For Your Recordings

Similar to RMS, this measurement method most closely resembles the human hearing.

When adjusting sound quality, you do have to be mindful that change in the sound is inevitable. Normalizing audio is a process, but it is a process that produces the best sound of an audio file. To consult a professional on what entails normalizing audio, contact Wavemaker Studio.

 

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Creating Successful Sports Broadcasts On The Radio

Creating Successful Sports Broadcasts On The RadioA lot goes into making a successful sports broadcast; it takes a lot of time, patience, and work but when it all comes together it’s like an audio work of art.

It’s a three-way street to making a successful sports broadcast. It comes from the technical and production side as well as the on-air talent portion.

Technical Engineer

Technically all of the right wired connections for the broadcast are made, with the right recording switches needing to be turned on. The equipment needs to be working for both production and on-air (headsets, wireless mics, field and ice level mics, and the broadcast board itself), all the while making sure the levels are in the correct position so the audio doesn’t sound stifled or over modulate coming over the air.

Audio Production

From the production stand point, the producers must be ready to switch the broadcast on and off for when the talent is ready for the play-by-play portion of the broadcast or to switch it to commercial when it is time for halftime and intermissions.  A good production team has to be ready to get the talent back on the air live, when they ask. Then go back to the production room people at the right time, when the highlights and stats are ready during breaks from the action.

On-Air Talent

From the on-air prospective the talent must know the players of the game, stats, and when it comes to sports, an expertise of the sport being played. You have to be prepared, as you cannot fake sports knowledge when the game is coming at you fast. Talent must be ready for when production gives out the queue to go live and be able to fill in down time during the game with stories, stats, and analysis.

All the best broadcasts come when the on-air personalities are truly passionate about sports and their work; it comes across to the audience in the broadcast.Creating Successful Sports Broadcasts On The Radio

A lot of work goes into making a sports broadcast go well and at any point even the smallest blemish can throw the whole thing off. There is a lot of moving pieces that go into making any broadcast.

If you need to have you broadcasted recording to be mastered or are in need of any production services by a professional, look to Wavemaker Studio. For more information, contact Wavemaker today!

 

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