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Post by KevinS » February 23rd, 2021, 1:25 pm

I am planning on recording a long poem soon but I think it will be best for me to record while resting in bed. I purchased a handheld recorder (a Sony something) and it works well enough, but the mic doesn't give an ideal sound. I've posted a short sample of something recorded using this mic and recorder.

https://librivox.org/uploads/xx-nonproject/mic_test.mp3

My question is, Are there things that can be done in Audacity that will give a 'warmer' and 'fuller' sound to what I have here and will have using this set-up? I think that what I have recorded is adequate (maybe even not bad) but it doesn't quite sound like my desktop mic (a Thronmax, which wasn't all that expensive at all and which I like a lot.)

EDIT. This is the recorder: Sony ICD-PX470 Stereo Digital Voice Recorder. I didn't realize that there is a built-in mic. I'm using the stereo mic that can be attached to one's lapel (or pajamas!)
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Post by sjmarky » February 23rd, 2021, 2:55 pm

Give this a listen. First I compressed it, then applied EQ: +6db @100-200hz, -6db @10khz, -12db @ 12-20khz.

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/mic_test-2.mp3
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Post by KevinS » February 23rd, 2021, 3:03 pm

sjmarky wrote:
February 23rd, 2021, 2:55 pm
Give this a listen. First I compressed it, then applied EQ: +6db @100-200hz, -6db @10khz, -12db @ 12-20khz.

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/mic_test-2.mp3
Wow! That's such an improvement! I'll see if I understand what you did.
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Post by KevinS » February 23rd, 2021, 3:13 pm

sjmarky wrote:
February 23rd, 2021, 2:55 pm
Give this a listen. First I compressed it, then applied EQ: +6db @100-200hz, -6db @10khz, -12db @ 12-20khz.

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/mic_test-2.mp3
Yes, I've managed to replicate (nearly) what you have done. Many thanks to you!
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Post by sjmarky » February 23rd, 2021, 4:46 pm

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