This is a very useful thread.
I've a Sony ICD UX200F* Voice Recorder which I bought along with an Olympus ME52W Uni direcional microphone from Amazon, like Amazon suggested me the Olympus mic, what do you think of it? I see nothing positive in the Olympus mic....does it really add value to the recorder?
*My bro is using it in Deoband to record lectures presently I mainly have use for it in the Holy month of Ramadhan.
I do use Audacity a lot, but still learning, what I do basically is, first Normalize, then Amplify, & FFT Filter, I've got some great results, but got a lot to learn. Am I doing it right?
If I were to send you an audio clip of a few minutes, would you be able to edit it to optimal quality and then inform me of the editing steps I need to take, insha-Allah, i can implement them for the rest of the file. It would be highly appreciated. Jazakallah khayran.
Yes, I would be able to do this . Are you able to choose a clip which I could re-distribute as part of a tutorial, so other people could also benefit?
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@ brother Pluto, very sorry I have to rush off right now, I have not forgotten about your query!
Profuse apologies for the delay brother.
There is no 'right' or 'wrong' - if it sounds good to you, then it has fulfilled its purpose. Yes, there are technically 'not-so-good' ways of doing things, but if they achieve the results you are after then there is little issue with using them..
Having said that, I would not use 'amplify' after normalizing - the reasons why, and the alternatives, are mentioned in the 'increasing volume' section on the first page.
But like I said, if you find it provides an acceptable result, then go for it! And maybe you will come back here and teach me a thing or many with your methods I 'learned' all I have through stumbling around, doing things 'wrong' and then trying to figure out what went wrong, why, and how to avoid it..
@Mufti Javed, any updates? My earlier request was just a suggestion, if you would prefer the audio not be shared then that is fine,
I feel clip on mics connected to the laptop are the best and easiest if you were to stream and record at the same time. Quality is excellent aswell
one of my recordings