Add punch to your audio with a bit of classic soft knee

Adobe Audition is a space rocket when all I need for day-to-day digital work is a bicycle. In truth I don’t exploit this powerful audio editing tool to anywhere near it’s full potential.

But I was given a great tip for adding radio-style punch to voiceovers from a pro via a work experience chap.

Import any audio into Audition, then under the Amplify Tool click ‘Normalise’, then under Amplify click ‘Dynamic Processes’ and from the drop down select ‘Classic Soft Knee’.

Once applied these effects make a significant difference to podcast and voiceover tracks.

Thanks to Andrew Hilliar for the tip.

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  1. Richard

    Adding processing can really help make audio clearer, especially if you’re listening somewhere noisy like the bus or the metro. But processing can show up the weaknesses in the original recording, as it will lift ambient noises like air-con or the traffic outside. So, make sure the recording is nice and clean before adding any processing




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