Are you a recorder? Facing problems with echo in your recordings? Want to reduce echo in your audition? Check our article for your queries!
Echoes are big a problem faced mostly by beginner music recorders who use adobe audio for recording their music. No matter how smoothly you try to record your audio music you end up with echoes in your audition and end up recording your song over again.
We try shutting all your windows and doors, and making sure not to breathe at times, and do not allow anybody to walk past while recording, yet still, you end up with echoes in your audition.
Why do echoes occur in your audition in the first place? – How to Reduce Echo in Your Audition
The reason we stated ‘beginner music recorder’ is because most professional music records know they will end up with echoes, but know how to reduce echo from their auditions. This is not a complicated method, but rather an easy one. In this article, we have discussed all the ways you can reduce echo in your audition.
Most microphones that are used for recording are powerful enough to capture sound reflections. Sound waves that are reflected from your floor, ceilings, walls and every time someone walks past it are captured by it.
Thus, you end up with unwanted echoes in your audition. You cannot completely remove these effects, but certain tools exist that helps to reduce the amount of echoing and help to enhance your audio’s quality.
Sometimes microphones can also record echoes that come out of your headphones or speakers. This happens when your speakers are close to your mic. To prevent this you need to disable the ‘listen to device’ option. Some webcams have a built-in option for microphones.
A common mistake can occur when people set the wrong microphone to record. This problem can be solved from your ‘Audio mixer’ option and select the right one.
How to reduce echo in your audition?
- First of all, choose your audition file which contains echoes and select it. After opening the file, choose a quiet portion of your waveform and select it. You have to right-click on that quiet section and select the option ‘Capture noise print’. This selection will help adobe audition to identify which is the echo and which is the main audio in the recording.
- Next, to remove the echo that you previously selected you have to go to ‘effects’ option then select the ‘noise restoration’ option. Click on your file and listen to check if your echo has been removed from your audition. If you want to make the Gating effect sharper then go to the ‘Advanced’ tab and then lower the slide of ‘Spectral decay rate’. If you think the changes made are satisfactory then click on ‘Apply’ and save them.
- After that, go to ‘Effects’ and then select ‘Amplitude and Compression’ then click on ‘Dynamic Processing’. You will see a compression file on your screen, here you can edit and re-shape your overall wavelength. You will find a diagonal line mark along the line of the processing display. Changing the pattern of this line will curve the default audio path and affect the echoes in your audition. You can change this line and its position however you like and carry out A/B testing with the original audio.
- If you are happy with how your audio sound and have managed to reduce echoes in your audition using the ‘Dynamics processing’ option then select your complete waveform. Then click on the ‘OK’ option. This will, however, cause to lower your audio’s volume or amplitude. You can increase your volume level from your ‘Amplitude & Compression’ option by clicking on ‘Normalize’.
- Some muddy and annoying frequencies caused by the echoes may still exist in your audition. To solve this problem, go to the ‘Effects’ option again ‘Pick filter & EQ’ and go to ‘Parametric Equalizer’. You will be presented with 7 different frequency bands to choose from along with a high-pass and a low-pass band. They exist thereby system defaults. You can choose any or a few of the bands to fix your midrange and all the unwanted frequencies from your audition.
Helpful links – How to Reduce Echo in Your Audition
You can also check these YouTube videos out. These videos contain a lot of helpful tips on how to reduce echoes in your audition.
Some convenient techniques to help reduce echo in an audition – How to Reduce Echo in Your Audition
Try to capture the noise from the room tone that is ambient. Next, use the noise reduction option to cancel that room tone. Then use parametric equalizers to reduce the frequencies that you find disturbing or does not blend well. You can swipe around with any peak until you manage to find any frequency that sounds strange to you then reduce it to 15dB. Try lowering few of the frequencies.
After that, use another parametric equalizer to cause enrichment of the voice. You can increase the lows and high slightly and lower the frequencies from the middle. This will help to make your audio sound crispier but less muffled.
You can also add a single-band compressor to help even out the amplitude of the voice. This will improve the quality of your audio and reduce echoes. The overall quality of your sound will sound better and much more pleasant with all the echoes hones.
Adaptive Noise reduction
Adobe audition has an amazing adaptive noise reduction option that helps to remove and reduce all unwanted echoes from your audio. This can reduce the most ambient background noise and even wind noise. You can use this through the ‘Multitrack editor’.
Manage tricky noises
While clearing echoes you will find some tricky noises in your audition. To reduce them you need to select the audio spike and then adjust the amplitude in the dialogue that is right next to the waveform.
Now that you have read this article, you should have an idea of how to reduce echo in your audition. Have a great time recording podcasts, audio music, and voice-overs as much you want. Enjoy!
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