I'm new to Adobe Audition. I'm not a sound expert. I just record my voice with a microphone for a podcast, then using Adobe Audition, I try to make it better as much as I can, then I'll post it.

Now, the point is, after each pause, I start a new sentence, or a new paragraph with apparent energy. This makes that part of my voice be recorded in higher decibels.

enter image description here

Thus I have to select those parts after each pause manually, and using dB tool reduce it's amplitude. This is very tedious, error-prone and non-uniform of course.

Since I lack terminology, I can't find a solution for reducing the entire sound to a max limit (less than red zone of highness in volume). I searched for How to reduce volume for an entire sound in Adobe Audition, or How to smooth out decibels in Adobe Audition. But no success.

What should I do?

1 Answer 1


The tools you are looking for are a compressor, &/or limiter.
One will reduce sound gently if it crosses a specified threshold; the other will prevent any signal exceeding your set threshold. Judicious use of both in-line could tame your voice track.
I don't know Audition, but most apps these days would come with basic versions of both, built-in.

Long-term, though, what you need is practise.
Voice-over is a skill, same as any other. You need to be aware of how loud or forceful your voice is at all times & be able to control your own levels. You also need good awareness of mic distance, to prevent proximity effect changing over time.

  • 1
    your last recommendations are truly insightful Commented Sep 27, 2020 at 17:29
  • 1
    There's a 'trick' you can try. if you make a mistake or need to re-do any section, start by re-reading the end of the previous section, so you're not coming in 'brand new fresh', you've had a few seconds to settle in.
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Sep 27, 2020 at 17:42

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.