Originally Posted by brookshire7
Working with some video footage of a lecture. Due to the poor room acoustics and mic (low-quality camera-mounted shotgun mic), the audio track has a cold, cavernous quality. Any recommendations for bringing out some warmth, clarity and presence. Using Adobe Soundbooth and/or Sound Forge Pro 10. Thanks!
There are several tools that are called on to address issues. How you approach it, and skill level, and the expected results may very well be challenged and compromised.
In restoration work, tools like EQ, gates, noise reduction, spectral editors, can all be called on..
Specifically, there are certain NR packages that utilize 1000's of gates across the spectrum. Over the years you get to test, pull, experiment.
I have found that 'gating type' NR has an 'ability' to start shutting down the room sound. Eventually getting to a dry 'source' sound. I have then gone back in with room simulators, convolution reverbs, etc, to reconstruct a new stage. Very detailed, time intensive.
There was mention, somewhere, of a new plugin released that supposedly 'removes' reverb. Forgot the name, or where read. Might be of interest ?