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Line level audio set to mic level by mistake, audio distorted, help!

Jun 24, 2013 12:29 PM

Tags: #audition #cs6

I mistakenly set my camera input to mic level instead of line level so the louder music from the concert is muddy.  I watched the waveform on my camera screen and didn't let it go into the red.  As I start to edit now I see that the waveform is fairly flat on the top of much of the audio and it doesn't sound great. None of it goes above 0db. Is there any techniques to make this sound better? I tried DeClippper but the scan does not show any problem because, I suppose it's under 0db.

I shot a great video but the audio s**ks.

Thanks for any help you can offer.

btw, I'm using Audition CS 6, ver 5.0.2  Build 5

  • SteveG(AudioMasters)
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    Oct 26, 2006
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    Jun 24, 2013 2:35 PM   in reply to RFendelman

    Your problem here is that even though the recording level has been kept down, the preamp has overloaded, so what you have is a good recording of, er, distortion. Even if you made this recording clip, it wouldn't help you, as this distortion isn't clipping distortion at all, and has completely different characteristics. And I'm afraid that there's no such thing as undistortion software, regardless.


    I think that you may well have to write this one off to experience, I'm afraid.

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