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Question DetailsAsked on 7/17/2017

i have a voice recording but the kids in the background are too loud they drown out the voices I need.

I have a voice recording that is a hour & 22 minutes long. I don't need the 1st 30 minutes. The problem is while the adults are talking there are kids in the background that are pretty loud so I can't hear the most important parts of this recording. I am looking for someone to either lower the kids a lot or take there voice out. I really need to hear the adults speaking so you can tell what they are saying. I have other recording also needing to be edited a little also if this one can be done good first without costing a fortune.

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Video Duplication and Transfer, and Video Production are the two Search the List categories which might be applicable to find a vendor to do this.

This is tougher than you think - assuming the recording was done with one microphone. An hour or two tape can take days of filtering out the kid's voices and noises inch by inch - generally, without expensive digitizing of the soundtrack to then allow selective digital filtering out of the desired background sounds, it takes tedious second by second filtering to remove the parts of the sound track which are not desired - so likely hundreds of dollars to do it.

Another possibility - if this is on (or can be put in a suitable format) if you can play it on a playback device, by altering the response of the unit by frequency (probably more bass and less treble to accentuate the likely deeper adult voices) you might be able to tune out the higher-pitches kids voices enough to understand it - though of course would not make a "clean" recording which you could readily listen to in the future.

Another possibility, if you are at all computer savvy, would be to get in onto a computer using an audio plug-in jack, and edit it yourself - buy an audio editing program for about $50-100 for a decent level one like WavePad - or even download a free one like Audacity (for Windows)

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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