How do I make my voice and Discord voice call sounds equal?

james-k wrote on 8/14/2019, 3:09 PM

I recorded my Discord call way too quiet and I want to make the call and my voice sound equal. (single soundtrack) How would I go about doing so? I'm on Vegas Pro 14

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fr0sty wrote on 8/14/2019, 11:03 PM

Try compression. Compression takes the quietest parts of the sound and boosts them, while cutting back on the loud parts to keep the audio in a certain volume range. Each track has a track compressor in its fx menu, or you can apply a compressor to the files themselves as media fx. you can also do multiple compressors in a chain, so play around until you get it. there's videos on youtube to teach you about what the settings do, and presets to play with.

rraud wrote on 8/16/2019, 10:02 AM

Magix Wave Hammer would be a good choice for this. The compressor stage has an "Auto gain compensate" option which raises the level based on the threshold and ratio. The second stage limiter/maximizer can further boost the overall level. I do not recall if WH is included with Vegas. Is has been included with Sound Forge Pro as long as I can recall.

fr0sty wrote on 8/16/2019, 10:07 AM

I know the track compressor in Vegas also has an auto gain compensation option as well, if not.

adis-a3097 wrote on 8/16/2019, 10:25 AM

I recorded my Discord call way too quiet and I want to make the call and my voice sound equal. (single soundtrack) How would I go about doing so? I'm on Vegas Pro 14

Firstly, righclick on your audio event, then select "Properties", like this:

that opens up Properties tab:

Check "Normalize", press "OK".

From there, if needed, you can use Compressors or Limiters to "iron out" your audio.

Turd wrote on 8/16/2019, 10:27 AM

You have some very good suggestions here, which I would certainly try, but before any automatic gain control is applied, I'd first normalize the track. Right-click on the track>Switches>Normalize.

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rraud wrote on 8/16/2019, 12:08 PM

The normalize process in Vegas is 'Peak', so it will normalize to the highest peak in the event. So if most of the levels are average or low, it may not help. A good suggestion and practice though. .

byw, I recall the default peak setting is 0.01 dBFS, just below clipping. "Options> Preferences> Audio> Normalize peak level (dB)"