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Old 24th January 2007
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Originally Posted by Kenadon View Post
... I was thinking about doing a volume automation to drop the trailer volume when the recorded speech comes in and also cut some frequencys that the recorded speech uses, so they wont mash.
If the speech and trailer volume are on seperate tracks (I assume they are at this point), this is usually done with a compressor that has a side-chain input. Use some of the speech track's signal, mabee an unused channel aux. send, as the compressor's trigger. Run the trailer track through the compressor, then make adjustments so that when the speech is active, the trailer is 'ducked' or reduced. Much easier (and more precise) than trying to encode manual volume changes. Unless it's really annoying, I wouldn't mess with the speech EQ. That's where the money is!

Best, Paul