I am recording some speech (for voiceover purposes) and have noticed two issues with the input that I wish to correct:
- There is a persistent hiss. The Noise Reduction effect appears to deal with it, more or less.
- Since I cut and paste the final output, my audio volume is not always constant. I am trying to use the Speech Volume Leveler effect to correct this.
The result that I get after applying these two steps is that moments of silence in the audio file get their light remaining hiss greatly amplified. My desired goal is to leave silent moments as-is and just level the parts with meaningful content.
Adobe documentation appears to support the idea that background noise is not meant to get louder, so this is perpelxing.
The Amplitude and Compression > Speech Volume Leveler is a compression effect that optimizes dialogue, evening out levels and removing background noise.
Here are some example files that demonstrate the issue.
Am I doing something wrong process-wise?