So I have been doing audio post production and master for a friend of mine for a few months now. He is starting to have a higher demand for videos and is sending more to work on. They are commentaries about call of duty gameplay. I would like to know if there is software and or VSTs I could use to streamline the process.
Here are some examples of what I have done:
I compose custom sound fx special events in the videos such as a double kill, and I add those in to the time points that they fit.
I level his selected music for the video in conjunction with his voice and the sound Fx.
I make skits, and music.
The biggest thing I do that takes the most time is fixing the shortcomings in his commentary. What is do for that is hand automate each second of it by use of a volume level. During the process I eliminate all shrill sounds ( he doesn't have a pop filter yet) from "S's" and "T's", lower his voice when he gets too loud, take out any plosives, take out long and loud Sizzles from "s", remove unneeded spit noises, lower Long breaths, rearrange some word when he says the wrong thing 2-4 times while trying to say the right thing, I add FX to his trademark saying at the end of the commentary.
I want to know of some of these procedures could be fixed simple with some types of EQ, I do use a pramstric EQ to help soften the "S's" and I get rid of most of the B plosives by taking out the range that his voice doesn't reach. It takes me about 3hrs to do this and make sure it's loudened, sound fx are playing at right times, levels are correct ( to my standards and his requests), and ultimately make sure he sounds really good.
The commentaries are usually 5-7 minutes with music and sound fx. I custom make the sound fx and sometimes the music too, as well as all audio mastering and mixing.
I am looking into get ozone 5 and isotope RX.
I am using:
FL Studio 10 FL fx and EQ (compressor, reverb 2, parametric EQ 2, multi-band compressor, FL volume (automation), and delay. T-racks (mastering) Waves platinum bundle (hiss removal and other)
He is currently recording with a blue snowball mic, so he sounds ALOT Better than when he first started and I have a bit less work to do than before..
Please let me know your opinions and the processes that you use for these procedures
Thank you for your time!!