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fixing levels over zero in soundforge
« on: April 20, 2019, 10:20:22 PM »
lets say you had a hot recording without clipping then you EQ'd it and it pushed the levels over zero before you rendered the final version

something like the left channel in this pic:



is there a simple limiter that can be applied to fix these without normalizing all data in the file?
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Re: fixing levels over zero in soundforge
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2019, 10:54:06 PM »
I'm in no way familiar with Soundforge. However, if I'm understanding your issue correctly, would it not be possible to just reduce amplification before anything else?

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Re: fixing levels over zero in soundforge
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2019, 02:13:04 AM »
I'm in no way familiar with Soundforge. However, if I'm understanding your issue correctly, would it not be possible to just reduce amplification before anything else?

compression/limiting would reduce those peaks locally - but can affect dynamics. im not super well versed in compression and avoid it where possible

normalizing to lower volume of all data can be done... but unneccesarily affects all data

i ended up starting from scratch andnormalizing a few dB before equing

next time i will keep levels at -6dB or below if i plan on EQing later

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Re: fixing levels over zero in soundforge
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2019, 06:09:03 AM »
give izotpe rx a shot. the declip (digital signal) process can work wonders. take a few minutes and your done.

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Re: fixing levels over zero in soundforge
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2019, 08:45:27 PM »
I'm in no way familiar with Soundforge. However, if I'm understanding your issue correctly, would it not be possible to just reduce amplification before anything else?
[snip] normalizing to lower volume of all data can be done... but unnecessarily affects all data
Not super expert, but my understanding from folks on TS who are expert is that post-processing in a modern DAW has an insignificant impact, especially in a 32 bit space. I believe that normalizing down a bit and then eq would work well and the impact on all data not an issue.
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