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How to suppress audience peaks in audacity ?
« on: January 27, 2019, 03:44:15 PM »
So a typical seated 😈 show at the Fox. Music before amplifying has peaks around -6, but the audience peaks at 0. How do I compress those peaks before amplifying the music I’m Audacity.

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Re: How to suppress audience peaks in audacity ?
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2019, 04:20:12 PM »
So a typical seated 😈 show at the Fox. Music before amplifying has peaks around -6, but the audience peaks at 0. How do I compress those peaks before amplifying the music I’m Audacity.

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Use a “brick wall” limiter with a threshold of -6db fast attack. Slow release. No makeup gain. Then normalize.
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Re: How to suppress audience peaks in audacity ?
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2019, 05:27:37 PM »
Envelope tool first.
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Re: How to suppress audience peaks in audacity ?
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2019, 05:28:16 PM »
Sweet, thanks Rabbi!
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Re: How to suppress audience peaks in audacity ?
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2019, 05:28:46 PM »
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Re: How to suppress audience peaks in audacity ?
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2019, 05:40:29 PM »
Envelope tool first.

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Yeah, bring the loud area down a bit with the envelope tool, save, re-load, and then hard limit if at all necessary.  Sounds more natural that way.
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Re: How to suppress audience peaks in audacity ?
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2019, 09:41:31 PM »
http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=117279.0

Specifically see the links under "Compression / Limiter / Volume Envelope."
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Re: How to suppress audience peaks in audacity ?
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2019, 11:11:28 PM »
That’s a great resource thanks!
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Re: How to suppress audience peaks in audacity ?
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2019, 12:18:01 AM »
I don't use Audacity, but I use a limiter and sometimes combine it with a volume reducer for the area. 
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Re: How to suppress audience peaks in audacity ?
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2019, 09:23:24 AM »
Envelope tool first.

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Yeah, bring the loud area down a bit with the envelope tool, save, re-load, and then hard limit if at all necessary.  Sounds more natural that way.


I have done this with excellent results on acoustic house concerts. Use envelope tool to reduce ALL applause sections manually. Hopefully there are not many more than one per song ending. If you do this, you might even get to use some make up gain at the limiting stage.
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