[LAU] audio interview - reducing bumps and peaks?

Fons Adriaensen fons at kokkinizita.net
Thu Dec 6 12:42:00 EST 2007

On Thu, Dec 06, 2007 at 09:34:40AM -0800, Florin Andrei wrote:

> I've this WAV file that contains an interview. It was recorded with a 
> cell phone, so the quality is not that great, plus the phone got bumped 
> a few times resulting in annoying peaks.
> I was thinking to load the file in Audacity and run it through a 
> compressor and tweak the settings until it sounds acceptable. But before 
> I do that, does anyone have a better idea?
> What's your usual way to deal with this kind of records?

Difficult to say without hearing / seeing the actual recording.
If the 'peaks' are short you could have a good result by just
editing them out (with a xfade between the remaining parts).


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