I have these podcasts, which I listen to while going to sleep. Unfortunately the volume sometimes suddenly goes up (e.g. when the guy talking wants to emphasize something). I would like the volume to be very equal over the whole file and therefore eliminate the dynamic range.
- What is the best approach to eliminate (or at least reduce) the dynamic range of an audio file?
- Can you refer me to a free (Windows or Ubuntu) tool I can use for this?
I tried achieving it using the audacity application and applying the compression effect several times. It seems to work to some degree but I want to know if there is a better way (more effective or more efficient).