3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 21, 2012 11:40 AM by HangTime
KBjeff Level 1 (0 points)

Hi All,

 

I'm a very recent convert to the Mac and Garageband world-- I've been a Windows-only user up to this point, and have a TON of experience with audio editing in Sony Vegas.

 

Couple of questions on Garageband:

 

  1. Do the audio effect filters apply during recording, or only when you play the raw recorded track (I have a USB mic recording directly to Garageband)?
  2. Do the audio effect filters apply sequentially from top to bottom?
  3. What filters and settings would you recommend I choose to best compress and normalize a male voice for spoken word podcasting?

 

Thanks!

Jeff


MacBook Pro
  • HangTime Level 9 (50,490 points)

    KBjeff wrote:

     

     

    1. Do the audio effect filters apply during recording,

     

    no

     

     

    KBjeff wrote:

     

    or only when you play the raw recorded track (I have a USB mic recording directly to Garageband)?

     

    yes:

     

    http://www.bulletsandbones.com/GB/GBFAQ.html#nondestructive

    (Let the page FULLY load. The link to your answer is at the top of your screen)

     

     

     

    KBjeff wrote:

     

    Do the audio effect filters apply sequentially from top to bottom?

     

     

    yes. 

     

    you can rearrange them by dragging the effect by the 3 verticle dots on the left of the effect slot

     

     

    KBjeff wrote:

     

    What filters and settings would you recommend I choose to best compress and normalize a male voice for spoken word podcasting?

     

    there really isn't such a thing, or else there wouldn't be so many parameters to set.

     

    you need to experiment to find what works best with a particular voice/room/mic/etc. in fact change any of those things and you'll likely want to tweak the settings again

  • KBjeff Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks!

  • HangTime Level 9 (50,490 points)

    you're welcome, good luck