I've received a batch of recorded talks that are generally low quality. A speaker was talking to an audience, and a single mic was used to record. It was placed nearer the audience than the speaker. At points, there may be group laughter which is at a much higher level than the speaker. What I'd like is to not have to manually reduce the volume on sections where audience noises are by far the highest levels in the whole recording. Is there suggestion for a limiter / compressor that could be use for this very "non subtle" use case? The plugin would be used from within izotope rx.
Thanks for your reply. I believe I did not communicate the issue clearly. From your first reply: 'compressor and limiters react on signal level'
This sounds like what I want. In the recordings, the signal level can peak at 0db in a few parts of the recording, but over 95% of the recording is around -15db. What I'm hoping is to squash the peak signal levels down while having as little effect as possible on the content at -15db. I'm not that concerned about the audio quality of the squashed content (audience noise). So for example, if the peaks could be reduced -9db and the content at -15db remain unchanged, then I could normalize the entire content to -1db and the speaking part , which was at -15db, would now be around -6db.
I hope I'm making sense here.
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