[ubuntu-uk] Music to your ears, something new for the UK

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Tue Mar 11 20:30:13 GMT 2008

Colin McCarthy wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 8:07 PM, Rob Beard <rob at esdelle.co.uk 
> <mailto:rob at esdelle.co.uk>> wrote:
>     Ciemon Dunville wrote:
>      > On 11/03/2008, Tony Arnold <tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk
>     <mailto:tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk>> wrote:
>      >> Just a comment on the quality. The sound levels seem inconsistent
>      >>  between the voices and the music. I turned down the volume
>     while the
>      >>  intro music was playing then I could hardly hear the voices
>     when they
>      >>  came on. I downloaded the ogg/low version, FYI.
>      >>
>      >>  Otherwise, really great effort! Keep them coming.
>      >
>      > Thanks Tony,
>      >
>      > I was particularly quiet, but that'll be fixed for episode 2
>      >
>      > Cheers,
>      > Ciemon
>      >
>     I presume you should be able to set a target level (can't remember what
>     level we use at work) and then make sure it stays around that sort of
>     level (BBC use PPM6 which is about 8dB according to this page -
>     http://www.bbcradioresources.com/TechnicalSpecificationBWAV/index.html).
>     Rob
> Back when Kent LUG experimented with it's KLUGcasts (which did feature 
> one of Ubuntu-UK's presenters) I used The Conversations Networks 
> Levelator (http://www.conversationsnetwork.org/levelator/) to sort out 
> the levels from a skype recorded podcast.  It worked very very well 
> considering our levels were all over the place!
> Might we worth trying, as could save a lot of post production time.
> Colin

Sounds like a software version of what we have at work because some (not 
all) presenters either don't know about levels or don't really care.

Looks like a good application, I bet it'll save a lot of manual work.


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