There's nothing worse than listening back to a recording of a great interview and realising the audio is crackly or your guest has spoken off-mic, especially when you don't have the time or possibility of re-recording it.
However, these issues and many others that can arise when you are recording, editing or mixing audio can be fixed, as long as you are able to identify them properly before taking action.
In this comprehensive 'ear training guide for audio producers', NPR Training's production specialist Rob Byers outlines problems that can appear when you are recording in the studio or in the field, while you're editing at your desk or when applying the final touches to your podcast and radio piece.
He provides tips and advice for fixing your audio, from handling echoes and interference, to dealing with overlapping speech and working with overly compressed or low bit rate audio.
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