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Processing audio from a concert recorded with a Zoom H4n?

Discussion in 'Digital Recorders' started by Starguard, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. Starguard

    Starguard Active Member

    Jan 15, 2011
    So I recorded a concert last night and I need some help processing the audio. I recorded 24/48; here's a link to 128k mp3.

    Skip ahead to 1:45 and you'll hear the right signal break up and buzz. How can I fix this? Are there any other ways I can generally improve audio recorded from a concert like this? Any settings I should change on the zoom for future recordings?

    Do I need to stretch/shrink the audio at all to sync with 24fps video?

    Thanks for your help!
  2. Michael Hodecker

    Michael Hodecker Active Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Terrebonne, OR
    That happens occasionally with mine. First thing I do is listen to it at the location and adjust the mic position and the mic level so that nothing's buzzy. Since you had some of the buzzing though, my advice would be to copy + paste from a similar section if you played the same thing more than once. Finding a natural sounding way to do this can take a little time, but if the buzz bothers you that much it would be worth it. In Mixcraft and most programs, you can control the volume of individual areas within a track. I just messed with the EQ and Compression alongside that volume and it reduced the buzzign alot. for tonal purposes though, next time make sure you aren't peaking before you start playing :) Hope that helps.
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