Counterpoint Sound Worx is your partner in editing and mixing your podcast audio projects. Audio editing is the blanket term used to describe the act of altering recorded audio for the purposes of noise removal, loudness enhancement, or aesthetic and creative usage. The edited audio can be used for a variety of purposes--including the audio podcast.
Professional sounding and award-winning audio podcasts benefit from post-production treatment such as noise removal, dynamic range alteration, and frequency balancing. There is also the need to add sound fx, adding a unique sound for branding purposes and quick identification from the field. And it's important to remember that better sounding audio will yield more listeners whom will gravitate towards the content you have worked so hard to prepare.
As more and more listeners follow your content, your fanbase will grow -- along with your brand! And the more listeners and subscribers you earn, the more attractive you look to advertisers and sponsors, who will have no problem compensating you to promote their products on your audio podcast. That is the power of the great sounding audio content.
Perhaps you are a business or enterprise aiming to communicate new products and new information to consumers. The audio podcast format can be a great client-facing marketing medium to achieve new sales and new interactions with new and old customers, alike.
All the great podcasts and vocal talent projects making waves these days have been edited and mixed by a dedicated audio engineer with the tools to get the job done, and this audio engineer has the critical listening skills to ensure the audio that reaches the listener is as clear and loud as it can be. When listeners hear that level of care and professionalism, they become subscribers to your platform, whether it be YouTube, iTunes, Buzzsprout, Podbean, Libsyn, Simplecast, or Megaphone.
We all want to be understood when we make statements, and there is something so rewarding about being able to communicate with clarity. Purchasing the right pro audio gear will make a difference; however, the game is really won in the trenches with quality post-production audio editing and mixing.
If you are a podcaster, or a soon-to-be podcaster, look no further, as Counterpoint Sound Worx has all the tools necessary to take to the next level your audio. And if you are a voice talent project outfit, the very same care and critical listening will apply to your beloved takes as well.
Here is a breakdown of what I do at Counterpoint Sound Worx: Podcast Audio Editing If you have recorded audio requiring editing in the form of breath removal, silence removal, noise removal, dynamic range control, or any other type of post-production audio editing, Counterpoint Sound Worx has you covered.
Podcast Audio Mixing Podcasts can benefit the careful blending of other types of audio, such as backing tracks, interviews, and sound fx. Each of these elements can enhance the listening experince--if and only if they have been added in such a way not to distract the listener from the message. I can mix all of the elements together to deliver a quality sonic product.
Voice Talent Audio Editing If you have audio which requires de-breathing, de-clicking, de-popping, de-noising, dynamic range control, equalization, and any other type of post-production audio editing, we can take care of that for you.
Voice Talent Audio Mixing Many voice talent projects require the addition of other audio elements, in order to create drama or space. These desired FX need to be mixed in with the raw voice talent audio.
Audio Noise Removal If you have a question about audio that needs some attention, please reach out to us and we will do our very best to see what we can do for you.
A few notes on tools we use at Counterpoint Sound Worx: Equalizers are used to balance, embellish, or remove frequencies that are apart of the audio itself. These tools are always apart of the process, and they are so important that they might as well be assumed to have a critically essential role in the audio editing and audio mixing process at all times.
Compressors are dynamic range tools that are employed to control the softness and loudness of an audio recording. Because most audio has portions which are soft and portions which are loud, the compressor is used to make more consistent this dynamic range of the audio. Compressors are important because they smooth the audio so the ear is not working too hard to compensate for this softness and loudness by using the volume knob.
Transient Enhancers - The first few milliseconds of a sound is called a transient. These few moments contain vital information for the ear, as we can often qualify a sound by how it first appears to our ears. We can certainly tell the difference between a gun shot and a slammed door, mostly because of the transients of each sound, but as because of the tonality of each sound.
Gates - Fido ran out again! You should have closed the gate! Audio Gates are used in a similar way, allowing the audio engineer to determine how much of the audio should get loose and how much should be kept away, due to the noise or unwanted sound apart of the audio.
Reverbs - These tools allow the audio engineer to add space and dimension to audio. The addition of reverb can be used for creative purposes or restorative purposes, allowing the target audio to travel more through the stereo field, enhancing intelligibility.
Delays - The delay also allows the audio engineer to add space and dimension to audio, be halting the completion of the audio.
Digital Audio Workstations - These have become the central brain of the modern professional audio studio because they are designed after the large-format mixing desk, which has been around for many years in recording and broadcast applications, respectively. A computer is needed along with years of experience of optimizing the software for the purposes of audio editing and/or audio mixing.
Nearfield Speakers - Not just any set of speakers will get the job done when it comes to audio editing and audio mixing. Dedicated professional nearfield speakers will allow the audio engineer to forensically inspect the audio for what needs to be removed and what needs to remain.
Circumaural Headphones - The neighbors, unfortunately, do not share our enthusiasm for the audio editing and audio mixing process. So to mitigate arguments with our friends around us, the audio engineer will often employ a pair headphones to be used in concert with the nearfield speakers.
Analog-to-Digital Convertors - the audio inside of the file is nothing more than binary code, and we cannot hear 0s and 1s. So we need to convert the digital information to analog information. Also, in the case of a media transfer, the tape and the vinyl are analog formats, so we need to convert this to digital information. In either case, an A/D convertor is used for this purpose.