Hi all; I am in a conundrum over a good workflow for editing conference recordings. We do the recordings live, on site at different conference centers, hotels and the like, and have to edit them with a one day turnaround. I have Sound Forge 10 and its a full featured program, but I would like to streamline workflow and get a consistent result over many different recordings. Sometimes the rooms are different, the mics are different, the speakers styles are different, etc. One of the main issues I would like to solve is the dreaded "panel discussion", where multiple speakers use their mics in different ways--from the loudmouth to the low talker, the head turner and the off-mic speaker unaware that there is a mic near them at all. I would like to know if there is some kind of normalization method in Sound Forge where I can actually have the program take all of these different speakers and put them roughly on the same par with eachother. Currently I just click and drag over a low area of speech and normalize to a level comprable to the others, then select the whole file and bump it up if I need to. I simply cant take the time now that we have up to 15 simultaneous recordings being dumped to my PC at a time to edit all of them with lots of care! Other questions--approximately what decible range should the heart of the speech be at? I am comfortable with peaks hitting between -3db--1db. Is that too conservative? I use clipped peak restoration to take the edge off some recordings that are too "hot" seems to work well. Is this an advisable plug in to use for overdriven speech? Also would anyone recommend using the "batch converter" in order to automate these processes? Or should each be taken on individually. Off-mic questions. Is there a good method for getting them to be audible without making them sound like a tin can? I really hope someone can help me out here. Thank you for any and all advice!